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Recent Sermons

My Annual Peacenik Sermon

Once again Ben preaches an August peacenik sermon. This year he asks: Why wait for war to start opposing it?

From the pastor

DACA: an open letter to American Christians

For this week’s contact, I’ve written an open letter to most American Christians, who won’t hear about DACA at Church. Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, I am aware (and painfully so) that most of you won’t hear about the Trump administration’s recent scuttling of DACA in Church. Let’s be honest: most American churches don’t talk about potentially divisive issues and most…

Talitha’s Take: from our associate pastor

What’s your theodicy?

Dear friends, I’ve been out of the office with a cold and am just getting back into the swing of things, so today’s contact piece is brief. However, it is heavy on my heart to say something about the massive storms, earthquakes, and fires that have been devastating communities in our country and around the world. Natural disasters are faith-challenging experiences. A…

Are you a minister?

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…

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Youth Group Retreat Video

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

Upcoming Events

September 19, 2017
  • Geneva Trip

    September 15, 2017 - September 20, 2017

    Rev Ben Daniel

  • Staff Meeting

    September 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Pastor's Office

  • SG Drinks and Doubts

    September 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    SG - Talitha, convener

  • Faith Trio

    September 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Family Room

    Rev Ben;

September 20, 2017
  • Geneva Trip

    September 15, 2017 - September 20, 2017

    Rev Ben Daniel

  • Seniors' Exercise Class

    September 20, 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.

  • Cancelled - Pastor's Bible Study

    September 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Pastor Ben Daniel


    September 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    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.

September 21, 2017
  • Knitting Group

    September 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Lucero home, Alameda

    SG - Minda, convener

  • Woodminster Advisory board mtg

    September 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Family Room


  • *setup/clean up f/choir

    September 21, 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 9:45 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Kim Rankin

  • Choir Rehearsal

    September 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Kim Rankin

September 22, 2017
  • Women's Retreat Planning Committee mtg

    September 22, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Jean Gregory

  • Friday Night Walk

    September 22, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

September 23, 2017
  • Fruitvale Food Pantry, Food Distribution

    September 23, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Fruitvale Presbyterian Church, 2735 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602

    Deborah Brooks and Janet Mulshine

  • *Private

    September 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    MPC Staff - rehearsal (Marcia)

September 24, 2017
  • Worship

    September 24, 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, Lori Kendall, Linda Spencer, and Brad Hestir

  • Family Hour

    September 24, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Family Room

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

  • MPC @A's Game v. Rangers

    September 24, 2017 @ 1:05 pm - 4:05 pm
    O.co Coliseum, Coliseum Way

    Steve McKiernan

  • YG Leadership Team

    September 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
    Family Room


  • Youth Group

    September 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Rooms 2 and 4


  • Men's Group

    September 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Family Room

    Michael Aho

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