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Recent Sermons

Is Jesus the Only Way?

In a spiritual mashup of Hare Krishnas, Liberace, and Dominican beauty salons, Rev. Ben argues for an inclusive view of the many paths to God.

Gods Known and Unknown

Rev. Ben discusses Paul’s surprising quotation a prayer to Zeus in Acts 17, showing how his action can (and should) encourage us to more openness and curiosity about God’s world.

From the pastor

Medieval music and Christ the Buddha

Friends, Over the weekend Anne and I attended a concert at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Berkeley. It was a remarkable experience for a few reasons. First, the concert was entirely medieval and renaissance music composed by women. In many cases the women who composed and who first performed the music we heard had to take a lot of risks and break…

Talitha’s Take: from our associate pastor

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…

Come Walk With Me

Dear friends, Thank you for your patience as I catch up with myself! I’ve been gone for two weeks and I feel a little bit like one of those kid toys where the body tips over and the round bottom part rolls to catch up and keep balance. My legs (and email responses) are catching up with my brain as I return.…

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Youth Group Retreat Video

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

Upcoming Events

May 28, 2017
  • Adult Ed - The Confessions

    May 28, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
    Room 10

    Adult Ed

  • Children/Youth Committee meeting

    May 28, 2017 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am
    Room 4

  • Worship

    May 28, 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

  • Family Hour

    May 28, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Family Room

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

  • The Art Gang

    May 28, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Tom Debley

  • Lucero 70th anniversary celebration

    May 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Family Room

    Minda/Gretchen/Jan
    will have the room until 4pm

  • Youth Group @Albany Bowl

    May 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Rooms 2 and 4

    Rev Talitha Aho

May 29, 2017
  • MPC offices closed

    May 29, 2017

  • Seniors' Exercise Class

    May 29, 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

    May 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Carol Wolleson

  • *Tom Dambly Jazz Trio Rehearsal

    May 29, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Sanctuary

    Kim Rankin

May 30, 2017
  • Staff Meeting

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

  • meeting

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

    Sari

May 31, 2017
  • Seniors' Exercise Class

    May 31, 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.

  • *Root of Empathy

    May 31, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    Family Room

    Jackie Shonerd

  • Pastor's Bible Study

    May 31, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Pastor Ben Daniel

June 1, 2017
  • Calendaring meeting

    June 1, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Thornhill Room

    Susanne

  • *Montclair Safety & Improvement Council Meeting

    June 1, 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
    Family Room

    Carolyn Winters 510-813-5380 cell, cdfwinters@yahoo.com
    Public safety meeting

    MSIC - Montclair Safety & Improvement Council

  • *setup/clean up f/choir

    June 1, 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 9:45 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Kim Rankin

  • Choir Rehearsal

    June 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Kim Rankin

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