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Sunday sermons from Montclair Presbyterian Church of Oakland, CA. We are a family of open-hearted, open-minded, joyfully imperfect people. We know and share the radical hospitality of God. Affirming God’s love for the whole world, we work and pray for peace, justice and reconciliation. We are as contrary as Jesus.

Setting Aside Animosity

Rev. Ben discusses Luke 7:1 (the healing of the centurion’s slave), focusing on its call for us to set aside our differences, recognize our shared humanity, and pursue the greater good.

The Trinity’s Table

On Trinity Sunday, Rev. Talitha challenges us to think of the Trinity in new ways, and shows us how the concept of the Trinity as community instead of hierarchy has the power to reshape our lives.

Called Beyond Comfort

Rev. Ben preaches on the comfort of routine, and how the story of Pentecost challenges us to move outside of our comfort zones, into a kinder, more open-hearted relationship with those around us.

What Kind of Unity

Rev. Ben discusses Jesus’ call for unity in the context of today’s politically divided climate, focusing on the ways in which we can stand for justice and tolerance while still striving for spiritual unity.

Surprise Spirituality

Rev. Ben discusses Acts 16 — the story of Lydia, the first Christian in Europe — and with the help of John Calvin, brings out the lessons it teaches about inclusivity and surprise.

We’re All Connected

On the Sunday nearest on the calendar to Earth Day, Rev Daniel talks about living in connection with one another and the world. Scripture – Genesis 1: 26-31

We’re all Immigrants

Having recently returned from a trip to Switzerland and France, Rev. Daniel reflects on the value of human diversity and our common status as immigrants. Scripture: Revelation 7: 9-12

Coming Full Circle

Rev. Dr. Carol  Miles talks about Jesus’ words to Peter and the new call we experience in a “third phase” of adult life. Scripture John 21:1-19

Spiritual & Political

Guest speaker, Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun Magazine and leader of the Network for Spiritual Activists, talks why religion and politics are inseparable among the peoples of the Abrahamic traditions. Scripture: Leviticus 25: 1-24

Open Your Eyes

On Easter Sunday, Rev. Ben preaches on the importance of not avoiding the world or falling into despair, but instead opening your eyes and hearts to the beauty of a resurrection world.