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Events (Page 24)

Learn about upcoming and past MPC events via this weblog.


“Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n Roll” at the Oakland Art Museum? O yes! SUNDAY, MARCH 20th, Marge Nicholson & Jane Vander Veer will lead a docent tour with juicy California art and historical information.”

What is an Ash Wednesday Service Anyway?

On Wednesday, March 9th, at 7:00 pm, we will gather for a reflective Ash Wednesday service in the Sanctuary. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent, a 40 day period of reflection and introspection. Lent is a time of turning away from all that harms our humanity and turning toward all that heals and makes us whole. The imposition…

Ongoing Classes and Discussions

Here are three ongoing thoughtful discussions at MPC:

  • Bible Study
  • Many Faces of God
  • Resurrection Living

Each has a different focus with a goal of encouraging community, growing spiritually and getting to know one another.

Adult Education Spring 2011 Classes

There are thirteen adult education classes scheduled through June, six of which start in February. Join MPC Friends and Family to participate in classes including a lively discussion of the Sermon on the Mount, viewing and discussion of films about food issues, and a study of the relevancy of the Ten Commandments for our lives today.

Book Discussion with Jane Rubey

Join MPC Family member Jane Rubey for a brunch celebrating her book on living with cancer – SURPRISE! I’M STILL HERE!!: Living with Incurable Cancer. The brunch will be held on Sunday, January 23, at 11:30 in the Thornhill Room, and Marge Moser will host Jane for the discussion.

Bolivian Brunch with Jay Gregory

Jay Gregory in BoliviaJay Gregory, the interim Joining Hands Companionship Facilitator, will speak at a brunch on Sunday, January 16th about his experiences in Bolivia. Enjoy Jay’s wonderful photos of Bolivia and tales of what it is like to coordinate the work of the 11 networked member organizations of UMAVIDA, to host a US delegation visit, to work with the Youth Environmental Congress delegates, and to observe the ongoing magic of social movements in Latin American up close and personal.

Major Work Winter 2010

During celebration on Sunday, December 19th, the MPC choir and a viol consort will perform several settings of the Magnificat. Please join us for these works by William Byrd, Thomas Tallis and Orlando Gibbons, three of Renaissance-era England’s greatest composers.

Youth Group Water Project

The Water Project continues until next week, 11/24. The youth group invites you to give up all beverages except water, and collect the money you save to send to a group building wells in Africa and India…