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Recent Sermons

Is Jesus the Only Way?

In a spiritual mashup of Hare Krishnas, Liberace, and Dominican beauty salons, Rev. Ben argues for an inclusive view of the many paths to God.

Gods Known and Unknown

Rev. Ben discusses Paul’s surprising quotation a prayer to Zeus in Acts 17, showing how his action can (and should) encourage us to more openness and curiosity about God’s world.

From the pastor

Praying for and passing peace

Friends, About a year after I moved to Montclair Presbyterian Church I introduced a prayer for peace in celebration, near the beginning of the service. It began slowly. Usually once a month or so, but then as folks got used to it, I started including the prayer for peace as a regular part of our worship experience. I did this because it…

Talitha’s Take: from our associate pastor

The dilemma of an unexpected great gift

Dear friends, Have you ever been given such a great gift that you hardly knew what to do with it? This week in Celebration, Kristin talked about the gift of a (literal) bucket full of food when she was hungry, and during the weeks to come you will be hearing more stories from church members as part of our stewardship season. Here’s…

Come Walk With Me

Dear friends, Thank you for your patience as I catch up with myself! I’ve been gone for two weeks and I feel a little bit like one of those kid toys where the body tips over and the round bottom part rolls to catch up and keep balance. My legs (and email responses) are catching up with my brain as I return.…

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Youth Group Retreat Video

Check out some highlights from our most recent Youth Group retreat!

Upcoming Events

May 22, 2017
  • Seniors' Exercise Class

    May 22, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
    Family Room

    SENIORS EXERCISE CLASS: Come for two classes each week at 8am on Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning this coming Monday, December 19th. The class will be taught by Ellen Greene, an experienced teacher in exercise who offers this class at no charge. Sponsored by the Adult Education Committee.

  • Memoir Writing Group

    May 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Carol Wolleson

  • Writing Group

    May 22, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Margaret Irvin
    510-275-9020

  • *Girls Scout Troop #33702 Meeting

    May 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Family Room

    Carrie Buckner 415-279-7497 cell, 510-204-4444 home
    troop co-leader, Kate Huckelbridge

    Certificate of Insurance on file

  • Peace and Justice Steering Committee mtg

    May 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Eloise Gilland

  • *Tom Dambly Jazz Trio Rehearsal

    May 22, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Sanctuary

    Kim Rankin

May 23, 2017
  • Staff Meeting

    May 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Pastor's Office

  • Presbytery Regional meeting

    May 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    1st Pres San Leandro

  • *GGP Book Club (Great Good Place)

    May 23, 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
    Family Room

    Elaine Yates 510-339-8210 store
    has key

    Shawn Blakely and Barbara Nagle

May 24, 2017
  • Seniors' Exercise Class

    May 24, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
    Family Room

    SENIORS EXERCISE CLASS: Come for two classes each week at 8am on Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning this coming Monday, December 19th. The class will be taught by Ellen Greene, an experienced teacher in exercise who offers this class at no charge. Sponsored by the Adult Education Committee.

  • Pastor's Bible Study

    May 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Pastor Ben Daniel

  • Celebration Committee mtg

    May 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Shelley Kelly

  • *Barrelhouse Jazz Band Rehearsal

    May 24, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Sanctuary

    Al Flood

May 25, 2017
  • Knitting Group

    May 25, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Minda's home in Alameda

    Gretchen

  • *setup/clean up f/choir

    May 25, 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 9:45 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Kim Rankin

  • *North Hills Community Association

    May 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Family Room

    Carolyn Burgess 510 872-7683

  • Choir Rehearsal

    May 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Kim Rankin

May 26, 2017
  • Friday Night Walk

    May 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    TBD

May 27, 2017
  • Fruitvale Food Pantry, Food Distribution

    May 27, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Fruitvale Presbyterian Church, 2735 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602

    Deborah Brooks and Janet Mulshine

  • *set-up for Lucero party

    May 27, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Family Room

    Gretchen

  • *Private

    May 27, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Sanctuary

    MPC Staff - rehearsal (Marcia)

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