Rev. Ben considers Romans 5:12 in the light of the terrible events in Charlottesville, which makes the Letter both a reminder of the presence of evil, but also of the possibility of grace in new places.
Rev. Talitha preaches on the feeding of the five thousand, drawing out lessons about the importance of living with a sense of abundance, kindness and solidarity, even when the events of the world might incline you towards despair.
Friends, Just before I started writing this note, I got an email from my friend Craig, who lives near Glasgow, Scotland. Under the subject line “Off to Bed” (it was about 10PM in Glasgow) Craig wrote: “Hopefully your president won’t start a nuclear war before I get up tomorrow, daft [and here he used a vulgarity I won’t repeat].” There has been…
Dear friends, When I send reminders to our nursery volunteers or Godly Play teachers, I usually include a little sentence like “thank you for your ministry with our young ones.” We believe that Godly Play is as important as Celebration – that it is just another form of worshiping God – and though the nursery may fly under the radar it is…
Dear friends, I’m in LA with the youth group (pray for us!) on a mission trip. It’s been a busy 2 weeks with 2 trips in a row. Check out our evolving photo album from Tahoe on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/61582869@N04/albums/72157682606847883 I want to make sure everyone knows about an upcoming theme for the month of August. We will be focusing on local mission…
18 hours agoby m.p.c.familyWe are committed to ending violence done in Jesus’ name. Here at Montclair we do not believe or insist that Jesus is the only way to #God . In fact, we have many members and friends who would not identify themselves as “ #Christian ” exclusively. Some of our members identify as “ #agnostic ”, “ #spiritual ”, #Jewish or “ #Christian with #Buddhist influences.”
3 days agoby m.p.c.familyChildren begin with us every Sunday in Celebration, & about ten or fifteen minutes into the service they are dismissed to go upstairs to Godly Play This is the program in our #SundayChurch School for children from Pre-K through Middle School
1 week agoby m.p.c.familyOur committee structure is broad & reflects the diverse interests & commitments this #church family has both for its own well-being & our concern for & responsibility to our #LocalCommunity & world ☁️☁️
Youth Group Retreat Video
Check out some highlights from our most recent Youth Group retreat!
August 16, 2017
Seniors' Exercise Class
August 16, 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.
If you are in search of spiritual refreshment in the midst of your busy life, come to a candlelight prayer service featuring Taizé songs. With a service of simple music, Scripture reading and silence, Taizé offers an opportunity to become aware of an inviting reverent space and to find the quiet place within. Taize services will be held the 3rd Wednesday of every month, sponsored by the Spiritual Activists Committee.
August 19, 2017
August 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sanctuary
MPC Staff - rehearsal (Marcia)
August 20, 2017
No morning Celebration - find us at Farmer's Market
August 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am Farmer's Market
August 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm Sanctuary
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
August 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Family Room
Join us as we gather together for coffee, tea treats and hospitality.
August 21, 2017
Seniors' Exercise Class
August 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am Family Room
SENIORS EXERCISE CLASS: Come for two classes each week at 8am on Mondays and Wednesdays. 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
August 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Thornhill Room
*Tom Dambly Jazz Trio Rehearsal
August 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Sanctuary
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