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Recent Sermons

Wine Pairings for Dystopia and Despair

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.

From the pastor

Peaceful Foolishness

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…

Talitha’s Take: from our associate pastor

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…

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…

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m.p.c.family on Instagram

  • We are committed to ending violence done in Jesus namehellip
    18 hours ago by m.p.c.family We 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.”
  • Children begin with us every Sunday in Celebration amp abouthellip
    3 days ago by m.p.c.family Children 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
  • Our YouthGroup has a long history amp many graduates comehellip
    6 days ago by m.p.c.family Our  #YouthGroup  has a long history & many graduates come back to later help as leaders in the program. The Youth Group meets weekly & is involved in service  #projects ,  #retreats , and other  #events  ⭐️
  • MontclairPresbyterianChurch is blessed with strong amp vital lay leadership Wehellip
    6 days ago by m.p.c.family  #MontclairPresbyterianChurch  is blessed with strong & vital lay  #leadership . We come from many walks of life & with different  #educations ,  #talents , & abilities
  • Our committee structure is broad amp reflects the diverse interestshellip
    1 week ago by m.p.c.family Our 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!

Upcoming Events

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.

  • Pastor's Bible Study

    August 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Pastor Ben Daniel

  • Youth Group Movie Night

    August 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Talitha

  • TAIZÉ CANDLELIGHT PRAYER SERVICE

    August 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Sanctuary

    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
  • *Private

    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

  • Worship

    August 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
    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, Kevin Newell and Brad Hestir

  • Family Hour

    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

    Carol Wolleson

  • *Tom Dambly Jazz Trio Rehearsal

    August 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Sanctuary

    Kim Rankin

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