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Events (Page 2)

Learn about upcoming and past MPC events via this weblog.

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…

Women’s Retreat Saturday March 11th

REGISTER FOR THE Women’s Retreat!  “Being Awake: Finding Calm in the Storm”  Saturday, March 11th at Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church, $45 includes registration, lunch, and continental breakfast.  Free parking.  Pat McBroom, former MPC member now a Zen practitioner will lead us through an experiential fusion of Christian/Buddhist thought.  For more information,click here.  Flyers, information, and sign-ups this Sunday at Family Hour.  For…

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,…