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Recent Sermons

Lose Your Self-Righteousness

Rev. Ben talks about the scarier side of the writings of John Calvin – the side that speaks of human “depravity”, and comes around to the perspective that in acknowledging our failings we open the door for Grace. Scripture: LUKE 18: 9-14

From the pastor

Spiritual Exploration & Education at MPC

Friends, This week marks a happy milestone for me: for the first time in more than 23 years of pastoral ministry I am teaching or leading four different classes or informed discussions in a single week. In addition to my regularly-scheduled weekly Bible study, I am leading a discussion around what it might look like for our congregation to declare itself a…

Talitha’s Take: from our associate pastor

Across the Divide

Today, though the day is young, each of your pastors took a turn shocking the other, and in each case, the thing that caused the shock was some good music. I shocked Ben by not knowing who Waylon Jennings was (apparently, a country musician), and he shocked me by asking what “Seasons of Love” was (525,600 minutes! How do you measure a…

When NOT to pray . . .

Three seminary classmates of mine were always up to no good. Challenging the academic powers-that-be, calling for change, generally shaking things up in the best possible “no good” way. And they’ve kept at it. Though they scattered to different areas of the country, they kept blogging together and even ended up writing a book together. And it’s a world-rocking kind of book,…

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Upcoming Events

October 27, 2016
  • *setup/clean up f/choir

    October 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Kim Rankin

  • Choir Rehearsal

    October 27, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Kim Rankin

October 28, 2016
  • Friday Night Walk

    October 28, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

October 29, 2016
  • *Boy Scout Staff Development

    October 29, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Family Room

    Debbie Fallehy

  • *Small Group Class - set-up

    October 29, 2016 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
    Room 10

    Melinda Maxwell-Smith

  • Svaroopa Yoga Class

    October 29, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Room 10

    Melinda Maxwell-Smith
    Come learn the difference between relaxation and exhaustion, the joy of doing life with an un-crimped spine, and the bliss of your own being.

  • *Private

    October 29, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    MPC Staff - rehearsal (Marcia)

  • film Salon - "Rocky Horror Picture Show"

    October 29, 2016 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Doors open at 6:15 for 6:30 showing
    Jeanne Dunn

October 30, 2016
  • Adult Ed - White Privilege

    October 30, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
    Room 10

    Linda Benson/Margaretha Derasary

  • Worship

    October 30, 2016 @ 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, Linda Spencer, Adrian Santos, Kevin Newell and Brad Hestir

  • Family Hour

    October 30, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Family Room

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

  • Hadsell Library committee

    October 30, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Miles McKey

  • Drama Discussion Group dinner

    October 30, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Family Room

    Lee Aurich

  • Youth Group

    October 30, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Rooms 2 and 4

    Rev Talitha Aho

  • Drama Discussion Group discussion

    October 30, 2016 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Lee Aurich

October 31, 2016
  • Seniors' Exercise Class

    October 31, 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.

  • Memoir Writing Group

    October 31, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Carol Wolleson

  • *Tom Dambly Jazz Trio Rehearsal

    October 31, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Kim Rankin

November 1, 2016
  • Staff Meeting

    November 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Pastor's Office

  • Session Meeting

    November 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Thornhill Room

    1st Tuesday of each month

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