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Events (Page 2)

Learn about upcoming and past MPC events via this weblog.

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…

Berkeley Women’s Community Chorus

Berk_Womens_Comm_Chorus SUNDAY, APRIL 30TH 4PM @MPC:  Berkeley Women’s Community  Chorus presents IMMIGRANTS: Music honoring the tapestry of our country’s people.  Admission free – donations welcome.  Featuring music from Syria, Russia, Mexico, England & Ireland -with string quartet- music by Barnwell, Chen Yi, Gjeilo (Song of the Universal), Hatfield, Ines de la Cruz, Parker, Poelinitz, Whitacre Director:  Debra Golata for more information:  https://bcco.org/womens-chorus

Pacific Boychoir presents: Salut Printemps: A Celebration of Earth Through Song

Saturday, April 22nd @ 4pm and 7pm The GRAMMY-winning Pacific Boychoir (including our own Brendan Singer and Marcia Roy!) presents an Earth Day concert at MPC celebrating Spring, creation, and the elements. 19th and 20th Century sacred and secular, treble and mixed-voice choral pieces pervade the program. Works such as “Salut Printemps” by Debussy, hymns by Holst from the Rig Veda, “Abendlied”…

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…