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Interfaith Art Exhibit Opening Dec 3rd

Art brings together Muslims, Jews, Christians and other faiths in “Collaboration and Connection” exhibition Opening reception is Sunday, December 3, 1- 4 pm “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.…

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…

Documentary: The World Is My Country

On Sunday, May 7th at 7pm in the sanctuary, MPC will be hosting a screening of the inspiring documentary “The World Is My Country”. We hope you can join us. “The World Is My Country” is an epic tale about a man named Garry Davis who had been a bomber pilot in World War II. After the war, he began a physical…

Anne Lamott Author Talk: Hallelujah Anyway

Join author Anne Lamott at MPC on Tuesday, May 2nd at 7pm when she presents her new book Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy. Her latest work explores the presence of mercy in our lives: often forgotten, but still powerful and potentially life-changing, if we can learn to embrace it. We hope you can join us for what is sure to be an inspiring and thought-provoking talk. This talk…