Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Fremont, California       A spiritual community of open minds,
                                  nurturing growth and healing in ourselves and all people.
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Mission Peak UU - Fremont, CA

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This Sunday's Service
Your Signature Needed
New to UU Class
Board Meeting
Sunday Services Volunteers
Community Office Hours
Mission Peak UU Calendar
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 April 27, 2016
Greetings!Rev. Jeremy D. Nickel  
 
Greetings dear friends!  What a joy it has been this first month back from my sabbatical re-connecting with all of you.  It has been a beautiful reminder of all that I love about our community.

And as we wrap up the canvass season I offer you a reminder that one of the best things you can do for Mission Peak UU is to share our social media on your page.

Your 'like' and 'share' of our event, service, class or Week on the Peak make a huge difference to our growing community. 

As I am fond of saying: Help us stop being Fremont's best kept secret.  In the case of This Week on the Peak, we make it real easy.  Look up at the top of this message and you will see buttons that allow you to share this directly to several different social media platforms.  Do us a favor and give it a try!

Your friend, neighbor or colleague could use this place just as much as you.  So please help them find us by sharing our stuff on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

And meanwhile, I look forward to seeing you real soon!

Yours in the unfolding,
 
Rev. Jeremy D. Nickel 
Minister of Mission Peak UU Congregation 
Fremont, CA. 
Cell: 510.936.1632 
 
Preferred appointment times: Tue-Thur 11am-6pm Available by appointment all days except Monday   
This Sunday's Service - May 1, 2016

Growing In, Growing Out
              
On this first day of May, we will be focusing on the responsible search for truth and our role in journeying with our children, youth, and adults on the path towards spiritual exploration and growth.

Leading the service will be Eli Stephens and Worship Associate Mark Rahman.  Music will be provided by Peak Performers. 
Your Signature Needed
Your Signature Needed - The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act 2016

Sunday is the last opportunity to sign the petition for putting The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act 2016 on the ballot. Members of our Social Justice Committee will have copies available before and after Sunday's service for you to sign. Two of the biggest changes this initiative proposes is to incentivize rehabilitation and education programs (rewarding prisoners who complete these programs) and to have judges, not prosecutors, decide whether children will be tried as adults. Since California has a cap on numbers of adults in prison this proposed Act is designed to ensure that those who are released will not go back to a life of crime, and reduces the number of children serving time in adult prisons, making room for more adults.  It seems this is one political action a lot of people might agree on.  
 
Our congregational read two years ago was Michelle Alexander's book The New Jim Crow, and this year it was Bryan Stephenson's Just Mercy.  Both of these books took a hard look at the criminal justice and penal systems in the USA, but left us wondering what we can do personally to act for change. Additionally, delegates at last summer's UU General Assembly voted on a resolution to support Black Lives Matter, which included encouragement of member congregations to work towards reform and abolition of the current systems. It includes the statement that: "No matter who you are, black lives matter, and a system of fair, transformative, and restorative justice that is accountable to communities is something to which each of us has a right." 
 
Signing the petition to put The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act on the ballot is an easy step to take. Only those registered to vote may sign. Please take care to only sign the page designated for YOUR COUNTY in which you are registered to vote. And of course, if you already signed the petition elsewhere, please do not sign it again. 
 
New to UU Class
New to UU Class - Saturday, May 14 from 10 AM to 12 noon

Are you new to Unitarian Universalism or to Mission Peak?

Are you seeking and questioning and want to learn more?
 
Join Reverend Jeremy and other congregation leaders to learn about the history of Unitarian Universalism, our Mission Peak Congregation, congregational activities and more by attending the New to UU class on May 14. Everyone is welcome to attend.A signup sheet will be available at the Welcome Table on Sunday mornings or you can email membership@mpuuc.org or call the office at 510-252-1477 and let us know you will be attending. Light refreshments will be provided.
Childcare will be available with at least one week notice.
Board Meeting
Mission Peak UU May Monthly Board Meeting
 
The Mission Peak UU Board will meet Thursday evening, May 12 at Melissa Holmes home at 7:00 p.m.

Members of Mission Peak UU are welcome to attend.  For a copy of the agenda, please contact President DeAnna Alm at president@mpuuc.org

 
Sunday Services Volunteers
Sunday Services Committee

We are in need of a volunteer on the 2nd Sunday of the month for the position listed below.

Please contact  Yvonne Hughes, Sunday Services Team Coordinator @yvonnehughes47@comcast.net if you can help.

 

1. Someone to help with Set-up on the 2nd Sunday (Work with partner)

Community Office Hours
Rev. Jeremy's upcoming dates

I am always interested in suggestions for new places, times and ways that this could work better for you, so if you have an idea, please drop me a line, it is as easy as clicking right here.  And of course I am also always available by personal appointment all days except Monday.


Wednesday, May 11
10 AM - 12 PM
Starbucks
7324 Thornton Ave
Newark

Tuesday, May 24
10 AM - 12 PM
Starbucks
1790 Decoto Rd
Union City
Mission Peak UU
Calendar of Upcoming Events


SUNMON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT
April 24
OWL Workshop 2:30-5:30 pm
25
Poems 7-9 pm
26
Whence Cometh Thee? / Ockerman 7/8 7-9 pm
27
Jeremy's Coffee Hours 11-1 pm Sujus Coffee
28
29
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May 1
Leaf Stone Garden Work Party 10-noon

OWL Workshop 2:30-5:30 pm
2

3
Whence Cometh Thee? / Ockerman 7/8 7-9 pm
4
5
6
7
Men's Breakfast
8-9 am

Program Council 9:30-noon Ockerman 3/4
8
OWL Workshop 2:30-5:30 pm
9
Poems 7-9 pm
10
Whence Cometh Thee? / Ockerman 7/8 7-9 pm
11
12
Board Meetin
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13
14
New to UU Class 10-noon Ockerman 3-4


Who We Are

Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fremont was founded in 1993. We are a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

Mission Peak members determine its policies, choose its minister, and support it financially.

 

We affirm and promote these UUA Principles and Purposes:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in our society at large
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part

We invite you to join us and add your commitment to ours. Mission Peak is a living and changing congregation, responsive to the spiritual needs of its members. With the leadership of our minister, we search for ways to fulfill ourselves as individuals and as a community. Joining us is a commitment to this process. 

 

Our mailing address is:

P.O. Box 545 Fremont, CA 94537-0545

or click here to contact us directly  

 

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