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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…

Kristin Hannah Author Talk

Join author Kristin Hannah at MPC on Saturday, April 29th at 7pm when she presents her bestselling book The Nightingale. The novel tells the story of two sisters in France during World War II, illuminating the sacrifices and challenges of daily life under occupation: the oft-forgotten “women’s war”. We hope you can join us for what is sure to be an heartfelt…

Meet Annie Campbell Washington, Oakland Vice Mayor

Meet Annie Campbell Washington, Oakland’s Vice Mayor, at MPC on Wednesday, April 12th from 8:30am to 10am. She will be at MPC to answer our questions regarding the trump travel ban and to discuss the City of Oaklands response to the travel ban. Coffee and bagels will be provided. Please rsvp on the People Power Action website so the organizers will know…

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…