We are a multigenerational, social justice-oriented community of joyful, imperfect people who welcome absolutely everybody with hospitality, openness and acceptance.


The Health And Reconciliation Team

“I believe the paradigm shift of rapid change constitutes a rich opportunity for the church. God has set the door open to the future. But the new day is as perplexing as it is promising.”
Peter Steinke

The old gypsy curse goes “May you live in interesting times!”. We at MPC do indeed live in very interesting times, but contrary to the aforementioned curse we are blessed in ways too numerous to count. HART was started in 2008 as a response to a number of concerns raised during the renovation of our Sanctuary. Since that time HART has met with a number of individuals in the MPC family with various concerns related to personal relationships and functions within the church. We are here to help by listening carefully and prayerfully to your concerns and assisting you in the process of reconciliation. Following is our statement of purpose which will be reprinted periodically in Contact. We welcome your responses.

Who We Are and How to Reach Us

If you are feeling perplexed in any way, please feel free to talk with our Pastor, Rev. Ben Daniel, or to any member of the Health and Reconciliation Team (HART), a warm and welcoming group whose mission is to listen and address concerns, anxieties, or issues between people. HART members are Peggy Alter, Eloise Gilland, Carrie McKiernan and Stan Stevens. You may also leave a message for Stan (chair of HART) by calling the church office at 510-339-1131.