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Recent Sermons

Change?

Rev. Ben embraces change as a way to reverse negativity, to forgive, to trust, and to live in the kingdom of God.

From the pastor

Pastor’s Pen: Four-in-One!

Friends, It has been some time since I’ve written in the “Pastor’s Pen” section of Contact, and as I was getting read to write this installment of the “Pen” I had a hard time deciding between four different subjects upon which to write. So instead of choosing between the subjects,  I’ll try to cover three of the subjects as separate bullet points,…

Talitha’s Take: from our associate pastor

Mission trip and mission month

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…

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…

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  • We proudly support the LGBT community by proudly flying thehellip
    6 hours ago by m.p.c.family We proudly support the  #LGBT  community by proudly flying the  #rainbow  flag as a symbol of our welcome ❤️ We affirm the moral values of scripture to do  #justice ,  #love ,  #kindness  & walk humbly with God (Micah 6:8) ✨
  • WHAT does our youth VALUE about being in a YouthGroup?hellip
    1 day ago by m.p.c.family WHAT does our youth  #VALUE  about being in a  #YouthGroup ? It’s a place for them to relax, make  #friendships  & have discussions. Get time away from home, the ideas that people bring the variety of people who come are some things they value the most
  • We work for justice in the here amp now ratherhellip
    1 day ago by m.p.c.family “We work for  #justice  in the here & now, rather than  #salvation  in the here after.”
  • One week left to bring your donations of nonperishable foodhellip
    3 days ago by m.p.c.family One week left to bring your donations of nonperishable food (or funds!) for the food pantry we run at Fruitvale. Bring them july 30th :-)
  • We welcome amp accept beliefs that do not fit intohellip
    1 week ago by m.p.c.family We welcome & accept  #beliefs  that do not fit into a neat category or description Our  #hope  & call is to include you in our# community, wherever you are on your  #faith  journey ✨

Youth Group Retreat Video

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

Upcoming Events

July 26, 2017
  • CONTACT

    July 26, 2017

  • Cancelled-Seniors' Exercise Class

    July 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.

  • Pastor's Bible Study

    July 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Pastor Ben Daniel

  • *cancelled/Barrelhouse Jazz Band Rehearsal

    July 26, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Sanctuary

    Al Flood

July 28, 2017
  • Friday Night Walk

    July 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    TBD

July 29, 2017
  • *Private

    July 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Sanctuary

    MPC Staff - rehearsal (Marcia)

July 30, 2017
  • Worship

    July 30, 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, and Kevin Newell

  • Family Hour

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

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

July 31, 2017
  • Cancelled-Seniors' Exercise Class

    July 31, 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

    July 31, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Carol Wolleson

  • *Tom Dambly Jazz Trio Rehearsal

    July 31, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Sanctuary

    Kim Rankin

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