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.
Click here to read our Mission Statement.
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Click here to view a 2011 Video about us.
Our congregation is part of a 400-year old religious movement which has roots in Europe and the U.S. The Unitarian movement was born in the Transylvanian region of central Europe during the 16th century. It was advanced in England by some of the philosophers whose ideas are incorporated into the U.S. Declaration of Independence, and later in the U.S. by Transcendentalists like Ralph Waldo Emerson and Julia Ward Howe. The organization we know today resulted from the merger in 1961 of the Unitarians with the Universalists, who advocated a religion emphasizing love rather than fear. Today in the United States we have about 220,000 adults, children and youth.
In our religious community:
We impose no creed. We believe that religious faith is uniquely personal and evolves as we engage in our inner search and in our life journey.
We care about children and young people. Our religious education program offers relevant and engaging curricula presented by teachers who are trained and supported by our Director of Religious Education.
We offer child care for infants and toddlers during the worship service and for all-church events. We also sponsor inter-generational activities throughout the year so that families may participate together in the life of our church.
Our governance is democratic. We follow the tradition of congregational polity, in which each local congregation is responsible for its own business and management (read our By-Laws). Our leadership is elected each spring at the annual meeting. Our minister is called to lead us by a vote of the congregation.
Expectations of Membership. Membership in our congregation is a participatory activity. When you join us, you are eligible to vote, to serve on committees and to become fully involved in the life of our church.
This church is for you if you:
- Want a religious home where diversity is appreciated and celebrated;
- Value the inherent worth and dignity of individuals;
- Appreciate the freedom to explore and develop your own religious philosophy;
- Support a place where intergenerational connections are nurtured; and
- Believe that social action is a religious obligation.