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Recent Sermons

The Humble Trinitarian

Rev. Ben Daniel preaches on the need for humility: easy to achieve in awe-inspiring natural spaces, but harder in our fractured and often violent communities. The way forward may be to focus on our shared, but on the surface absurd, belief in the Trinity.

From the pastor

Is the Book of Acts anti-Semitic?

Friends, This week the Bible study I lead on Wednesdays at noon is finishing up its study of the Book of Acts. It has been a fascinating journey through a part of the New Testament I’d never really studied in depth before. The Acts of the Apostles is full of history and geography, with literary references to Plato, Virgil, and Homer, and…

Talitha’s Take: from our associate pastor

Kitten Theology

Big news in the family (actually, tiny news): we’ve got kittens! Itsy-bitsy little babies, and five of them. The two bigger ones, about six weeks old, are at the Aho house right now, learning how to climb couches and destroy shoelaces. Michael and I are fostering them now, with about a 90% chance we’ll adopt them too. The three littlest ones are…

The dilemma of an unexpected great gift

Dear friends, Have you ever been given such a great gift that you hardly knew what to do with it? This week in Celebration, Kristin talked about the gift of a (literal) bucket full of food when she was hungry, and during the weeks to come you will be hearing more stories from church members as part of our stewardship season. Here’s…

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Youth Group Retreat Video

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

Upcoming Events

June 25, 2017
  • High School Mission Trip to Hollywood

    June 25, 2017
    Hollywood USA

  • YG departs from MPC parking lot

    June 25, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

  • Worship

    June 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
    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

  • Art Gang

    June 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Tom Debley

  • Family Hour

    June 25, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Family Room

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

June 26, 2017
  • High School Mission Trip to Hollywood

    June 26, 2017
    Hollywood USA

  • Seniors' Exercise Class

    June 26, 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

    June 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Carol Wolleson

  • Writing Group

    June 26, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Margaret Irvin
    510-275-9020

  • Peace and Justice Steering Committee

    June 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Eloise

  • *Tom Dambly Jazz Trio Rehearsal

    June 26, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Sanctuary

    Kim Rankin

June 27, 2017
  • High School Mission Trip to Hollywood

    June 27, 2017
    Hollywood USA

  • Staff Meeting

    June 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Pastor's Office

  • *GGP Book Club (Great Good Place)

    June 27, 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
    Family Room

    Elaine Yates 510-339-8210 store
    has key

    Shawn Blakely and Barbara Nagle

June 28, 2017
  • High School Mission Trip to Hollywood

    June 28, 2017
    Hollywood USA

  • CONTACT

    June 28, 2017

  • Seniors' Exercise Class

    June 28, 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.

  • cancelled-Pastor's Bible Study

    June 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Pastor Ben Daniel

  • *Barrelhouse Jazz Band Rehearsal

    June 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Sanctuary

    Al Flood

June 29, 2017
  • High School Mission Trip to Hollywood

    June 29, 2017
    Hollywood USA

June 30, 2017
  • High School Mission Trip to Hollywood

    June 30, 2017
    Hollywood USA

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