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Kelly Corrigan Author Talk

A Great Good Place and Montclair Presbyterian Church proudly welcomes Kelly Corrigan, author of Tell Me More: Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say, in conversation with Lucy Kalanthi on Thursday, February 8th at 7:00 p.m. A warm, insightful look at the twelve phrases that strengthen and sustain our relationships, from the New York Times bestselling author of Glitter and Glue and The Middle Place. Learn more…

Joyful Music December 3rd!

Join us on Sunday, December 3 for an Advent Celebration service filled with music for Advent and Christmas. The choir will sing anthems for the season ranging from the Italian Renaissance to contemporary gospel, accompanied by a brass quintet and MPC’s magnificent organ. Nourish your soul with the one of the best holiday gifts of all: sacred music, played and sung by…

Interfaith Art Exhibit: Final Weeks!

Art brings together Muslims, Jews, Christians and other faiths in “Collaboration and Connection” exhibition Closing Reception is Saturday, Feb 24th, 2pm-4pm “Collaboration and Connection” is the fourth biennial interfaith art exhibition hosted by the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC) and brings together artists from many faiths to express their commitment to interfaith understanding, coexistence, peace, and cultural dialogue. The impetus…

Dashka Slater “The 57 Bus” Author Talk

One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter. One moment that changes both of their lives forever. Thursday, Nov 16th at 7pm, join author Dashka Slater as she presents her book “The 57 Bus”. The book tells the story of a shocking event that grabbed headlines around the world and irrevocably changed the lives of two Oakland teens. We hope…

Interfaith “Connection Through Arts” Event

The Interfaith Art Exhibition Committee is inviting all artists and the community to participate in our upcoming “Connection Through Arts” event to meet other artists, form new collaborations, and create artworks with others through the event. This event will be held at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (view map) on August 6 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. It is…

Storytellers Open Mic Brunch July 16

You are invited to our Summer OPEN MIC BRUNCH this Sunday, July 16, 11:30 AM in the Thornhill Room. Bring an original poem, story, autobiographical piece or essay to share. Everyone is welcome to read or sit back and be part of an attentive enthusiatic audience. The topic is “Origins” — but feel free to bring whatever story you’ve created that’s been…

Katherine Ozment “Grace Without God” Author Talk

Join writer and journalist Katherine Ozment at MPC on Sunday, July 16th at 7pm when she presents her book Grace Without God: The Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular Age. Her book — both a Publisher’s Weekly and Spirituality & Health “Best Books of 2016” — is an exploration of the search for meaning, ritual, and community in an increasingly secular…

Call for Proposals: 2017 Exhibition Accepting Art Proposals Now!

MPC is thrilled to announce that the Interfaith Art Exhibit is now accepting Art Proposals through our very easy to use online submission form until August 20, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Submissions are FREE. The Interfaith Art Exhibit is an ongoing program of the Faith Trio, a partnership consisting of Montclair Presbyterian Church, Kehilla Community Synagogue, and the Islamic Cultural Center…

Delia Ephron Author Talk

Join author and screenwriter Delia Ephron at MPC on Monday, June 12th at 7pm when she presents her latest (best-selling, soon to be made into a movie) novel Siracusa. We hope you can join us for what is sure to be an interesting and thought-provoking​ talk. About Siracusa Siracusa is an electrifying, nationally-bestselling novel about marriage and deceit from bestselling author Delia Ephron that…