Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Fremont, California       A spiritual community of open minds,
                                  nurturing growth and healing in ourselves and all people.
Welcome! If you are looking for a liberal church or fellowship southeast of San Francisco, we are Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, in Fremont, California

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In This Issue
This Sunday's Service
New to UU Class
Board Meeting
Adult Education - Spring 2015
Cole Hall Kitchen
Art Project
Sunday Services Volunteers
Community Office Hours
Mission Peak UU Calendar
Abod Quick Links
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January 28, 2015


My name is Graham Bell, and I am currently chair of the Nominating Committee.  Along with Drew Wilson and Elke Gunn we are responsible for encouraging members to fill positions on the Board of Trustees for Mission Peak UU.  In the spring-time of each year, we review which positions will be coming vacant and then start our search for new candidates.  At the annual general meeting held in June, the new slate of Board members is ratified.

The Board of Trustees at Mission Peak makes all the formal decisions in governing the congregation according to the Bylaws.  It meets once a month, and has the familiar positions of President (DeAnna Alm), Vice-President (Colleen Arnold), Secretary (Patricia Osage), Treasurer (Mark Kahn).  It also has three Trustee At Large positions (Vinnie Bacon, Melissa Holmes, Lisa Newstrom) to fill out the board to a total of 7 positions.  The Nominating committee is also responsible for filling the three required positions in that committee for the next year.

Regarding myself, I am married to Allysson McDonald and have two sons; Gregory who is in his senior year at UC Berkeley, and Douglas who is a junior in high school. You may have seen me helping out with the sound system during Sunday Services.  I am also on the Facilities committee, which keeps Cole Hall up to date to ensure that our activities meet the needs of the congregation.

Our current Board members are doing an excellent job of ensuring we are fulfilling our mission to the Congregation, to our denomination and to the wider community.  In the weeks and months ahead, we will be looking to give you an opportunity to step-up and serve the wider congregation.  In our service to Mission Peak, we are becoming the best people we can be.

Blessed Be,


This Sunday's Service -  February 1, 2015

What is Your True Color?          
Before the Superbowl, come check out Super Sunday at Mission Peak UU.  At this very special service you will learn more about yourself and what you have to give to this world and Mission Peak UU. I promise you will learn something new about yourself at this service!  

Leading the service will be Rev. Jeremy D. Nickel.   Music will be provided by Peak Performers. 
New to UU Class
New to UU Class - Saturday, February 21 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 February 21. 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. Childcare will be available with at least 1-week notice and light refreshments will be provided.
Board Meeting
Mission Peak UU February Monthly Board Meeting

The Mission Peak UU Board will meet Thursday evening, February 5 at Lisa Newstrom's 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


Adult Education - Spring 2015
Request for Class Proposals - Adult Education - Spring 2015

Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.

- Dalai Lama


No one learns as much about a subject as one who is forced to teach it.

 - Peter F. Drucker       


The Adult Education Committee is seeking proposals for classes for the Spring quarter - April through June of 2015. This is an opportunity for you to share what you know with others.


Past topics have included meditation, Jesus, healthy eating, compassionate communication, drumming, building your own theology, joy of movement, art and spirituality, grief support, and celebration of the sacred feminine. Classes can vary from one-time events to meeting every week.


How can I submit a proposal? Go to the Mission Peak web site: mpuuc.org. Click on <activities>, then <adult education>. There you have two choices. First, you can download a PDF that can be printed, filled in by hand, and returned. Or, if you prefer, open the "word doc," click "enable editing", fill it out and save it to your computer. In either case, send the proposal to Linda Messia lmessia@yahoo.com. If you'd like to discuss ideas, call Linda at 510 792-1539.


Please send in your proposal no later than February 11.
Cole Hall Kitchen
Cole Hall Kitchen

A friendly reminder that if you are using Cole Hall kitchen, please do not leave any open food left in the kitchen at the end of using it.   In addition, please remember to clean and put away any utensils that you have used.  There's starting to be a mouse issue.

Thank you for your cooperation.


From Broken to Art
We need your broken junk!

In March we will be making a giant community art project together.  To do this, we will be piecing together the broken fragmented bits of plastic, glass, ceramic and porcelain that we collect over the next few months into a beautiful piece of art to hang behind the pulpit.

And we need to start collecting our materials now.  So over the next few months, when you break a dish or mug, or your child smashes apart an old toy, or your favorite earrings break - this is an opportunity to help out.  Save those broken bits and bring them in with you on Sunday to add to our "Broken Bits Bin" that will sit near the entrance to Cole Hall.

Thank you in advance!
Sunday Services Volunteers
Sunday Services Committee

We are in need of a greeter on the 1st Sunday of the month to replace Robert Jensen.  We also still need people for the aesthetics team.  Please contact  Ursel Bloxsom, Sunday Services Team Coordinator, dsbloxsom@aol.com.


Community Office Hours
Rev. Nickel'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, February 18
11 AM - 1 PM 
Sujus (new location)
4949 Stevenson Blvd

Thursday, March 5
Commuter Office hours!
4 - 6 PM
Mission Coffee 
151 Washington Blvd  

Mission Peak UU
Calendar of Upcoming Events

Jesus the Puzzle 7-9 pm
50 Shades of Grey: Sex, Love & Relationships in the 21st Century 7-9 pm
Buddhist Meditation and Study Group 7-9 pm
Improve your Improv 1:30-3:00 pm

Stone Garden Work Party 12:30-3:30 pm


Board Meeting 7-9 pm

Buddhist Meditation and Study Group 7-9 pm
Worship Meeting 11:30-1 pm
Jesus the Puzzle 7-9 pm
0 Shades of Grey: Sex, Love & Relationships in the 21st Century 7-9 pm
Buddhist Meditation and Study Group 7-9 pm

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

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