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Recent Sermons

Stargazers No More

Rev. Talitha preaches on Pentecost, the “birthday” of the church, but also an occasion to focus on how the Holy Spirit pushes us to stretch farther, and challenges us to see God in everyone.

A Never Ending Story

If Jesus had remained on Earth after the Resurrection, he could have done more great deeds but his story would have ended with his death. Because of the Ascension, his story is ongoing, as is the story of our faith.

From the pastor

Is the Book of Acts anti-Semitic?

Friends, This week the Bible study I lead on Wednesdays at noon is finishing up its study of the Book of Acts. It has been a fascinating journey through a part of the New Testament I’d never really studied in depth before. The Acts of the Apostles is full of history and geography, with literary references to Plato, Virgil, and Homer, and…

Talitha’s Take: from our associate pastor

Kitten Theology

Big news in the family (actually, tiny news): we’ve got kittens! Itsy-bitsy little babies, and five of them. The two bigger ones, about six weeks old, are at the Aho house right now, learning how to climb couches and destroy shoelaces. Michael and I are fostering them now, with about a 90% chance we’ll adopt them too. The three littlest ones are…

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…

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Youth Group Retreat Video

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

Upcoming Events

June 22, 2017
  • MPC @Tahoe

    June 22, 2017

  • *Piedmont Eastbay Children's Choir concert

    June 22, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm


June 23, 2017
  • MPC @Tahoe

    June 23, 2017

  • Friday Night Walk

    June 23, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

June 24, 2017
  • MPC @Tahoe

    June 24, 2017

  • Fruitvale Food Pantry, Food Distribution

    June 24, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Fruitvale Presbyterian Church, 2735 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602

    Deborah Brooks and Janet Mulshine

  • *Private

    June 24, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    MPC Staff - rehearsal (Marcia)

June 25, 2017
  • High School Mission Trip to Hollywood

    June 25, 2017
    Hollywood USA

  • YG departs from MPC parking lot

    June 25, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

  • Worship

    June 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

    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

  • Art Gang

    June 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Tom Debley

  • Family Hour

    June 25, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Family Room

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

June 26, 2017
  • High School Mission Trip to Hollywood

    June 26, 2017
    Hollywood USA

  • Seniors' Exercise Class

    June 26, 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

    June 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Carol Wolleson

  • Writing Group

    June 26, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Margaret Irvin

  • Peace and Justice Steering Committee

    June 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Thornhill Room


  • *Tom Dambly Jazz Trio Rehearsal

    June 26, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Kim Rankin

June 27, 2017
  • High School Mission Trip to Hollywood

    June 27, 2017
    Hollywood USA

  • Staff Meeting

    June 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Pastor's Office

  • *GGP Book Club (Great Good Place)

    June 27, 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
    Family Room

    Elaine Yates 510-339-8210 store
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    Shawn Blakely and Barbara Nagle

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