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Recent Sermons

Introducing the First Evangelist

In the New Testament, the first Christian evangelist was a Samaritan woman. This reminds us that the church should not just include everyone, in the sense of allowing them to join but retaining control, but to weave them into its fabric.

Born of the Spirit

Rev. Ben preaches on John 3:1, drawing out lessons about being ‘born again’ vs. ‘born from above’, and ‘listening to the wind’ vs. ‘listening to the Spirit’.

From the pastor

After Cloven Tongues of Fire

Friends, For this week’s Contact entry, I would like to introduce you to a book I currently am reading, After Cloven Tongues of Fire: Protestant Liberalism in Modern American History (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013), by David Hollinger, a now-retired, former chair of the history department at UC Berkeley. The book studies the impact progressive Protestantism has had in the shaping of American…

Talitha’s Take: from our associate pastor

Youth Group Retreat at Tahoe

Dear Friends, With a huge thanks to our awesome adult advisors, I’m pleased to announce that the youth group had a WONDERFUL retreat at Tahoe this weekend! As I continue to unpack, decompress, and write up my learnings and reminders for next time, my Contact piece will be shorter this week, but here are the highlights. – Despite many misgivings and fears,…

Don’t Forget to Remember

Dear Friends, Are you suffering from amnesia? No, I don’t mean forgetfulness or absent-mindedness, which we’ve all experienced, and which are a common part of the human experience as the years go on. And though some of us have even been through the more dramatic forms of amnesia – with whole chunks erased from our memory – that’s not what I’m talking…

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Youth Group Retreat Video

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

Upcoming Events

March 25, 2017
  • Fruitvale Food Pantry, Food Distribution

    March 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Fruitvale Presbyterian Church, 2735 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602

    Deborah Brooks and Janet Mulshine

  • *Private

    March 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Sanctuary

    MPC Staff - rehearsal (Marcia)

March 26, 2017
  • Hadsell Library Committee

    March 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Room 10

    Mike Griffith

  • Worship

    March 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
    Sanctuary

    OUR MISSION
    Montclair Presbyterian Church is a family of open-hearted, open-minded,
    joyful, imperfect people. We know and share the radical hospitality of God.
    Affirming God's love for the whole world, we work and pray for peace, justice and reconciliation.

    Sound System : Allen Todd, Linda Spencer, Adrian Santos, Kevin Newell and Brad Hestir

  • Family Hour

    March 26, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Family Room

    Join us as we gather together for coffee, tea treats and hospitality.

  • Voice Training Class

    March 26, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Small Groups class - Grechen Garlinghouse

  • Adult Ed - John Calvin: an Introduction for Pilgrims w/BenDaniel

    March 26, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Room 10

  • Youth Group

    March 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Rooms 2 and 4

    Rev Talitha Aho

March 27, 2017
  • Seniors' Exercise Class

    March 27, 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

    March 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Carol Wolleson

  • *Woodminster Group auditions

    March 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Family Room/Thornhill

    Harriet Schlader

  • Writing Group

    March 27, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Margaret Irvin
    510-275-9020

  • *Girls Scout Troop #33702 Meeting

    March 27, 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

  • *Tom Dambly Jazz Trio Rehearsal

    March 27, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Sanctuary

    Kim Rankin

March 28, 2017
  • Staff Meeting

    March 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Pastor's Office

  • *GGP Book Club (Great Good Place)

    March 28, 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
    Family Room

    Elaine Yates 510-339-8210 store
    has key

    Shawn Blakely and Barbara Nagle

  • Earthcare committee mtg

    March 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Sari Kulberg

March 29, 2017
  • Seniors' Exercise Class

    March 29, 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

    March 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Pastor Ben Daniel

  • Hadsell Speakers committee meeting

    March 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Linda Spencer

March 30, 2017
  • Knitting Group

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

    Gretchen

  • Svroopa Yoga

    March 30, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Melinda's home in Oakland

    Gretchen/Melinda

  • *setup/clean up f/choir

    March 30, 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 9:45 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Kim Rankin

  • Choir Rehearsal

    March 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Kim Rankin

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