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Statements on the Muslim Ban

The recent decision by the President regarding Muslim immigration has been deeply troubling to the Montclair Presbyterian Church community. We are proud to announce that there have been two strong responses to this Muslim ban. First, our Faith Trio (a partnership between MPC, Kehilla Synagogue, and the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California) released a joint statement against the ban. Read the Faith Trio’s…

Arlie Hochschild Author Talk (2/12/17)

NEWEST! During her talk, Arlie mentioned that she had a couple of suggestions on how to improve the current political and social situation. You can now download a PDF of those ideas. Read it and act! NEW! The audio recording of the talk and Q&A session is available for your listening pleasure. Give it a listen! Some Images From the Talk About…

MPC Talent Show

The MPC Auction and Talent Show is coming up on Saturday, Feb 25th. The Talent Show Committee is looking for great acts to join an already impressive lineup. Could the next great addition be you? Here’s some more info about the show: The talent show will be presented in two sections, with the MPC Auction in the middle We’re looking for a wide…

Author Talk: Nancy Jo Sales

Join Nancy Jo Sales at MPC on Tuesday, Feb 7th at 7pm when she presents her book American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers. This work, the result of interviews with over 200 teenage girls, examines the challenging and often disturbing effect of social media on their lives. We hope you can join us for what is sure to be…

New Year’s Day at MPC

On January 1st, New Year’s Day, we will have Celebration at 5 PM instead of in the morning. You are warmly invited to come, and to join the MPC community for dinner at 6pm following Celebration. We will be singing Christmas carols and celebrating Communion together. There will be Godly Play and nursery care. And, if your inner Broadway diva wants to…

Author talk: Julie King

Join Julie King at MPC on Sunday, Jan 22nd at noon when she presents the new book she co-wrote: How To Talk So Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide To Life With Children Ages 2-7.  Her fellow author, Joanna Faber, helped her mother write the award-winning book How to Talk So Kids Can Learn, and wrote a new afterword for the thirtieth anniversary…

Conrad Susa: Carols and Lullabies, December 11th

On Sunday, December 11 in Celebration, the MPC Choir presents our fall major work, Conrad Susa’s Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest. Conrad Susa (1935-2013) was a prolific composer in many genres who taught at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Carols and Lullabies was commissioned in 1992 as a companion piece to Benjamin Britten’sCeremony of Carols. Using the sumptuous and unique instrumentation of harp,…

Religion and the 2016 Presidential Election

On Sunday, October 23rd, MPC’s Hadsell Futures Fund presented the latest in their speakers series: Dr. James Bennett, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies at Santa Clara University. His presentation focused on the role of religion in the 2016 presidential election, but also touched upon historical trends in religion and politics. Listen to the presentation (MP3 format)…

Membership Exploration Meeting Sunday, Oct. 9th

Have you been to MPC a couple of times and are wondering what it means to be a member? Or perhaps you’ve been attending MPC for years, and are thinking of making a more formal commitment. Either way, this Sunday’s Membership Exploration meeting is for you. It’s a very informal, no pressure get-together: we’ll talk a bit about MPC, the Presbyterian Church,…

Elizabeth Lesser Author Talk

On Tuesday, September 27th at 7pm, author Elizabeth Lesser will be at MPC discussing her latest book Marrow: A Love Story. This memoir, detailing her sister’s struggle with cancer and the way in which it transforms their relationship, is heartbreaking, suspenseful, and profound. We hope you can join us for what is sure to be a thought-provoking and fascinating talk. About Elizabeth…