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Recent Sermons

You Are God’s Temple

Rev. Ben discusses Corinthians 3:10 and its call to “be God’s temple”, relating it to the need to recognize God’s presence when we gather, and challenging us to be a faithful, active expression of the divine spirit among us.

Doing the impossible

Jesus asks us to do the impossible by not sinning even in our thoughts; but knowing that we are all equal in our imperfection, we can choose to love one another.

From the pastor

Congregational Life and Congregational Meetings

Dear Friends, I’m writing this on Tuesday afternoon, and already the work of preparing for Saturday’s talent show and auction is seriously underway. Our family room is festooned with festive lights. Artwork is being displayed. Music is being rehearsed (in fact, on Monday I found myself in possession of a loaner electric guitar so I can sit in with the house band).…

Talitha’s Take: from our associate pastor

The mystery of Easter is nearly upon us…

Dear Friends, The Lenten season of solemn preparation for the mystery of Easter is nearly upon us… there’s just one last great gasp of festivity – our Mardi Gras – before we settle down into the season. Next Wednesday (March 1st) as the season begins, I and some other local Presbyterians will be offering ashes at Rockridge Bart station, starting about 7:30…

Youth Group Mission Trip Fundraiser

Congratulations to the Youth Group on their wonderful brunch this Sunday! The pancakes were delicious, the prizes were fun, and the chocolate fountain was very popular with the nursery crowd (see below for photographic evidence). We hit our fundraising goal of $2,000 almost exactly (just $10 over!) and were delighted with the turnout for this fun event. When the youth announced, in…

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Youth Group Retreat Video

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

Upcoming Events

February 23, 2017
  • Knitting Group

    February 23, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Minda's home in Alameda

    Gretchen

  • Beer and Belief

    February 23, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    TBD

    Small Group - Talitha

  • *setup/clean up f/choir

    February 23, 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 9:45 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Kim Rankin

  • *North Hills Community Association

    February 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Family Room

    Carolyn Burgess 510 872-7683

  • Choir Rehearsal

    February 23, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Kim Rankin

February 24, 2017
  • Women's Retreat Planning team

    February 24, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Jean Gregory

  • Friday Night Walk

    February 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    TBD

February 25, 2017
  • *set up/clean up Talent Show/Auction

    February 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Fruitvale Food Pantry, Food Distribution

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

    Deborah Brooks and Janet Mulshine

  • *Private

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

    MPC Staff - rehearsal (Marcia)

  • MPC Auction/Dinner/Talent Night

    February 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Family Room & Kitchen

    Suzanne Jones

February 26, 2017
  • AdultEd - The History of the Son of God w/ Dr. Ocker

    February 26, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
    Room 10

    Margaretha

  • Worship

    February 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

  • Congregational Meeting

    February 26, 2017 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am
    Sanctuary

    Session

  • Family Hour

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

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

  • Youth Group

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

    Rev Talitha Aho

February 27, 2017
  • Seniors' Exercise Class

    February 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

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

    Carol Wolleson

  • Writing Group

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

    Margaret Irvin
    510-275-9020

  • *Girls Scout Troop #33702 Meeting

    February 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

  • Peace & Justice Steering Committee meeting

    February 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Eloise

  • *Tom Dambly Jazz Trio Rehearsal

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

    Kim Rankin

February 28, 2017
  • Staff Meeting

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

  • *GGP Book Club (Great Good Place)

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

    Elaine Yates 510-339-8210 store
    has key

    Shawn Blakely and Barbara Nagle

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