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Recent Sermons

You Are God’s Temple

Rev. Ben discusses Corinthians 3:10 and its call to “be God’s temple”, relating it to the need to recognize God’s presence when we gather, and challenging us to be a faithful, active expression of the divine spirit among us.

Doing the impossible

Jesus asks us to do the impossible by not sinning even in our thoughts; but knowing that we are all equal in our imperfection, we can choose to love one another.

From the pastor

Truth telling as an act of resistance

Friends, If, as the early 20th century California politician Hiram Johnson once noted[1], truth is the first casualty in war, then the first step in working for peace must surely be telling the truth, especially at the beginning when war is just a distant rumble and a whispered rumor, for that is the season when the powers of institutionalized violence start sniping…

Talitha’s Take: from our associate pastor

Confessions from a SuperBowl Sunday

Confession time. I cried, on Sunday, watching the SuperBowl. This may be surprising to you; I am not, after all, either a Falcons or Patriots fan, and although I am married to a Massachusetts man our household is rather indifferent to sports. You may know that for my whole life I attended schools that lacked football teams (leading to the clever joke:…

The Great Divide

On Sunday, Miles McKey came to Youth Group and we talked about the liberal/conservative divide, in advance of the upcoming Arlie Hochschild book talk on the same topic. I asked for a show of hands with youth and advisers alike, and found that nearly all of us have: 1) avoided talking to people who have very different politics than we do 2)…

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Youth Group Retreat Video

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

Upcoming Events

February 20, 2017
  • Cancelled-Seniors' Exercise Class

    February 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, 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

    February 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Carol Wolleson

  • Earth Care Committee

    February 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Sari Kulberg

  • *Tom Dambly Jazz Trio Rehearsal

    February 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Sanctuary

    Kim Rankin

February 21, 2017
  • Auction committee - planning

    February 21, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Family Room

  • Staff Meeting

    February 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Pastor's Office

  • Sickness and Health

    February 21, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Talitha

  • Talent Show rehearsal

    February 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Sanctuary

    Steve McKiernan

February 22, 2017
  • Cancelled-Seniors' Exercise Class

    February 22, 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

    February 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Pastor Ben Daniel

  • Youth Group Study and Dinner

    February 22, 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
    MPC Offices

  • Spiritual Development

    February 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Marilee Bailey/Ziv

  • *Barrelhouse Jazz Band Rehearsal

    February 22, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Sanctuary

    Al Flood

February 23, 2017
  • Knitting Group

    February 23, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Minda's home in Alameda

    Gretchen

  • Auction committee - planning

    February 23, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Family Room

  • Beer and Belief

    February 23, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    TBD

    Small Group - Talitha

  • *setup/clean up f/choir

    February 23, 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 9:45 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Kim Rankin

  • *North Hills Community Association

    February 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Family Room

    Carolyn Burgess 510 872-7683

  • Choir Rehearsal

    February 23, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Kim Rankin

February 24, 2017
  • *Auction committee - setup

    February 24, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Family Room

  • Friday Night Walk

    February 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    TBD

February 25, 2017
  • *set up/clean up Talent Show/Auction

    February 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • *Private

    February 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Sanctuary

    MPC Staff - rehearsal (Marcia)

  • MPC Auction/Dinner/Talent Night

    February 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Family Room & Kitchen

    Suzanne Jones

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