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Events (Page 3)

Learn about upcoming and past MPC events via this weblog.

Women’s Fall Retreat October 7-9

WOMEN’S FALL RETREAT October 7-9: Registration will continue this Sunday, September 25 for the retreat at the beautiful Ralston-White Retreat Center in Marin County. This Sunday will be the LAST registration day for the retreat.  Our theme will be “Midwives, Harlots, and Saints: Women of the Bible and their Legacies,” led by the Rev. Dr. Carol Miles. Rev. Dr. Miles will guide our explorations of…

Elizabeth Lesser Author Talk

On Tuesday, September 27th at 7pm, author Elizabeth Lesser will be at MPC discussing her latest book Marrow: A Love Story. This memoir, detailing her sister’s struggle with cancer and the way in which it transforms their relationship, is heartbreaking, suspenseful, and profound. We hope you can join us for what is sure to be a thought-provoking and fascinating talk. About Elizabeth…

Pastor’s Bible Study

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If ever you have wanted to learn more about the Bible—not just as a document used to excuse bad behavior, but as an ancient, many-layered, sometimes beautiful, sometimes awful text made holy by centuries of the faithful who have found comfort, hope and inspiration in its pages, then the Pastor’s Bible Study is for you.

Taizé prayer

Taize Candles Small Image Taizé prayer, a form of meditation that is relatively new to MPC but draws on rich years of tradition elsewhere, now takes place monthly. Our next service is Wednesday, August 10th
at 7 PM.
In words attributed to St. Francis de Sales, “half an hour’s meditation daily is essential, except when one is very busy. Then a full hour is necessary.” Join us for some spiritual refreshment.

Sharing Ramadan

Sharing Ramadan with your Muslim Friends and Neighbors People of all faiths are invited for Iftar or fast-breaking dinner to celebrate Ramadan.                                                                                                                                      Sat. June 18, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., Islamic Cultural Center of Northern Calif.,                                                                                                                           1433 Madison St. Oakland CA 94612 – 510-832-7600 – info@iccnc.org Program: Lectures by interfaith leaders and Dr. Hamid Mavani, Q&A session, prayer, and dinner Please RSVP by…

This Sunday: Brahms’ Schicksalslied

shicksalsleid-graphic-for-homepageThis Sunday (June 5th) at 10:00 am, the MPC Choir will present their spring major choral work: a performance of Schicksalslied by Johannes Brahms. Also known as The Song of Destiny, it is considered by many to be his finest choral work. The choir will be joined by members of the Exeter String Quartet, including MPC’s own Rich Larsen. We hope you can join us for what is sure to be a beautiful and stirring musical performance.


GwynethConcert.flyer Gwyneth (Pastor Ben’s sister) is a singer-songwriter who, as an independent musician, has had music make it to the upper-ranks of the American folk music charts. She currently is under contract with a record label and is working on her first commercially-produced label. Joining Gwyneth will be their brother, Morgan Daniel, a talented singer-songwriter in his own right and the luthier that made the guitar’s that Gwyneth and Ben play. Gwyneth also brings her musical partner, David Hayes, who was Van Morrison’s bassist for many years.