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Events (Page 2)

Learn about upcoming and past MPC events via this weblog.

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,…

Fairy Tales: A Holiday Concert Sunday December 4th

Fairy Tales: A Holiday Concert – Sunday, December 4th at 4:00pm at the Montclair Presbyterian Church.  It is presented by the Oakland East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus and proceeds go to East Bay nonprofits of all kinds. Join us as we journey through some of the best loved tales and visit some of your favorite characters. This family friendly concert combines classic…

Performance by the Berkeley Women’s Chorus: Heaven and Nature Sings

The Berkeley Women’s Community Chorus will be giving a free concert here at MPC on November 20 @4:00pm. Featuring–with string quartet —  Ola Gjeilo’s setting of Walt Whitman’s Song of the Universal;                                                                                                                             …

Faith Trio Harvest Dinner 2016

Please join us for the annual Interfaith Harvest Dinner on Saturday, November 5, 2016, 6:45 – 9:00 PM at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California 1433 Madison Street, Oakland (near 14th St.). This event, hosted by the Faith Trio, is a wonderful opportunity for people of the three Abrahamic faiths to celebrate community and common ground. View/Download the Harvest Dinner Flyer…

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)…