We are a multigenerational, social justice-oriented community of joyful, imperfect people who welcome absolutely everybody with hospitality, openness and acceptance.

Everyone is Welcome

Everyone is welcome at Montclair Presbyterian Church. Our community lives by two welcoming principles: spiritual inclusivity and radical hospitality.

Radical Hospitality

We are a community that embraces God’s radically inclusive love. Everyone is welcome at the communion table.

We lay claim to the Biblical imperatives of:

  • welcoming the marginalized
  • giving voice to the oppressed
  • honoring all people

We welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons (LGBT) by:

We affirm the moral values of scripture to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God. (Micah 6:8)

MPC in the Pride Parade

Spiritual Inclusivity

Many wars have been fought in the name of Jesus Christ. 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.” We welcome and accept beliefs that do not fit into a neat category or description. Our hope and call is to include you in our community, wherever you are on your faith journey. We invite you to use your head and your heart as we seek God together.