Friends, I was planning to write a Contact piece dedicated, in some way, to the massacre in Las Vegas Sunday night. I thought, perhaps, that I might reflect on the American obsession with guns, or I might have gone deeper into the waters of social and political commentary by reflecting on how the American people are responding to a white perpetrator and…
Dear friends, I wrote a sermon about getting through tough times this Sunday, but I didn’t know exactly how tough they were about to be. It was just about twelve hours after I preached that sermon, when firestorms started raging north of us. The smoke woke many of us up in the middle of that night. Our hearts ache for loved ones…
Dear friends, I wrote you a poem about Love. It’s a little long and it doesn’t rhyme, and this isn’t the sort of thing I usually do so I feel a little out of my element… but more than one of you answered my sermon about Love this week by sending me poetry, so I thought I’d send another one back…
4 days agoby m.p.c.familyWhat’s a Beacon? The church family has been clustered into geographical neighborhoods and each neighborhood community has a Beacon. ⛪ The Beacons gather the folks in each neighborhood so they can get to know each other. ☀️ Beacons provide information and support to community members. We hope the Beacon Communities build relationships within the smaller geographic areas of the total congregation, to nurture supportive community life.
6 days agoby m.p.c.family️ Honor all people: this is our charge, no matter what they look like or who they are.
1 week agoby m.p.c.familySOAK UP THE LOVE . . Poem written by Rev. Talitha for Youth Group's theme: The Love Between Us . . God's love is like the sun, always there behind the clouds, they say... Or perhaps God's love to be more precise is like vitamin D which we all need but can't see and will find ourselves in pain if we lack. Acknowledge our California privilege - most months of the year we don't need supplements just go outside and sit - soak it up - it's always there for you as long as you leave the umbrella at home.
1 week agoby m.p.c.familyYour best guesses what the youth group did in these wacky costumes tonight.... and, go!
2 weeks agoby m.p.c.familyPRESBYTERIANS FIGHTING AIDS ♂️ Our church has sent walkers to the AIDS Walk for decades. Did you know that we also have a history of sending Presbyterians on bicycles to the Lifecycle AIDS ride? . . In 2018 we hope to send at least two riders… possibly more! Want to join the team? Talk to Jim Allardice. Want to help in some other way? We are trying to do this on a realistic budget, so if you have bikes or bike gear to lend (at least to start training), we’ll be super happy to make this a community effort! ♀️…
Youth Group Retreat Video
Check out some highlights from our most recent Youth Group retreat!
October 17, 2017
October 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am Pastor's Office
Presbytery Central Region meeting
October 17, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm College Avenue Presbyterian, 5951 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618, USA
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.
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.
October 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Joaquin Miller Park, 3300 Joaquin Miller Rd, Oakland, CA 94602, USA
Gretchen - Small Groups
October 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sanctuary
MPC Staff - rehearsal (Marcia)
October 22, 2017
Adult Ed: Fundamentalism & Evangelicalism
October 22, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am Room 10
Children & Youth Committee mtg
October 22, 2017 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am Room 4
October 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am 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, Lori Kendall, Linda Spencer, and Brad Hestir
October 22, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Family Room
Join us as we gather together for coffee, tea treats and hospitality.
Earthcare Brunch: Waters of Life
October 22, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Thornhill Room
October 22, 2017 @ 5:45 pm - 8:30 pm Sky High Sports
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