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Recent Sermons

Necessary Divisions

Rev. Ben preaches on Jesus’ divisive statements in Luke 12:49, relating them to others who spoke the truth even when discord was likely: Robert Louis Stevenson, Mark Twain, and John Steinbeck.

Take The Vinyl Covers Off The Couch

Rev. Ben preaches on the need to live in the moment: taking on the challenges our world faces right now, and living your life fully by loving the world and the people that God has placed into your life.

From the pastor


In September of 2017 (just over a year from now), I will be leading a group MPC folk to Geneva in Switzerland, where we will explore the deep spirituality of that lovely city.

Family Living: from our associate pastor


Talitha is taking two weeks’ vacation and will be back in the office on 8/30.

Bingo-ing, gardening and questioning

We are back! With HUGE thanks to adult advisors Debbie Fallehy and Niki Hicks, the youth group returned safely from their trip to Chicago (and for many of them, a trip to Indiana as well). It was an epic adventure, and we used just about every possible form of transportation. We flew there and took Amtrak home, had lots of public transit…

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Upcoming Events

August 23, 2016
  • *GGP Book Club (Great Good Place)

    August 23, 2016 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
    Family Room

    Elaine Yates 510-339-8210 store
    has key

    Shawn Blakely and Barbara Nagle

August 24, 2016
  • Seniors' Exercise Class

    August 24, 2016 @ 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

    August 24, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Pastor Ben Daniel

August 25, 2016
  • *North Hill Community Assoc Public Safety Mtg

    August 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Carolyn Burgess 510 872-7683

August 26, 2016
  • Friday Night Walk

    August 26, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

August 27, 2016
  • Fruitvale Food Pantry, Food Distribution

    August 27, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Fruitvale Presbyterian Church, 2735 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602

    Deborah Brooks and Janet Mulshine

  • *Private

    August 27, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    MPC Staff - rehearsal (Marcia)

August 28, 2016
  • Women of the Faith Trio

    August 28, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Family Room

    Peggy Alter

  • Godly Play for Adults

    August 28, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Room 4 - Green Godly Play room

    Carol Ekberg

  • Worship

    August 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

    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

  • Family Hour

    August 28, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Family Room

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

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