This Week on the Peak

This Week on the Peak – Wednesday, May 29, 2019
This Week on the Peak
Mission Peak UU – Fremont, CA
The Home of Liberal Religion in the Tri-Cities and Beyond!
May 29, 2019

Don’t forget!  This Sunday, June 2, after the service, is our regular annual Congregational meeting.  All members should have received a meeting notice, agenda, proposed budget, and absentee ballot.  If not, please contact me, President Paul K Davis, at

Active members are urged to attend and participate.  Non-members may be observers at the meeting.   
See you there.  
Paul K. Davis
This Sunday’s Service:

Courage in Social Justice 
As Unitarian Universalists, we take pride in our history of social justice. Our times today beseech us to stand up for justice, to show up when needed, to oppose those forces that we feel are inflicting discrimination and inequality on others. Can we look at ourselves and state that we are doing this? Do we have the courage of our convictions? Join us this Sunday to explore the dichotomy between our beliefs and our actions. 
Leading the service will be Rev. Jo Green and assisting will be Worship Associate Ilze Duarte. Peak Performers will provide our music.    
Mission Peak UU Vaccination Safety Policy and Procedures

The board approved a new policy on vaccination requirements for Children’s Religious Education (RE) and the Nursery. It can be found Here . We will be implementing the nursery portion after FUMC updates their policy. We will implement the RE portion when we register children this fall.
Coffee Chat with Rev. Jo

This month Rev Jo will meet for coffee and breakfast (if you so choose) to chat about social justice and what it means to you.  Let’s meet at Starbucks 1752 Decoto Rd, Union City, CA 94587  on May 30th at 10 am.   Our theme this month is Kindness and I would love to continue the conversation on this.   Let’s chat over coffee (and maybe a nice sweet roll!).

Children & Youth Religious Education (CaYRE)
CaYRE’s summer program starts June 16th. All children and youth may find a member sharing their passion, a fun craft to make or an exciting game to play.  It will be a fun summer filled with social time with all participants meeting in room 1.  Nursery care will continue to be offered.
We are taking signups for teachers and assistants.  This summer it’s teacher’s choice: Share your passion what ever it may be or get into the fun with a game day! Please sign up using our google form  or on the poster in Cole Hall.If you have any questions, please contact us at  
Annual Ramadan Interfaith Iftar

Islamic Center of Zahra invites you to our Annual Ramadan Interfaith Iftar
Please join us for an Iftar dinner experience as we observe the holy month of Ramadan and help create a peaceful society by building bridges, and getting to know each other while we break bread together.

The program will start with an interfaith panel, Q&A, followed by prayers and Iftar dinner.  Program will end at 9:30 PM.

When:       Saturday June 1st, at 7:00 PM sharp

Where:      Islamic center of Zahra
                  1059 Serpentine Lane, Pleasanton, CA 94566
Rabbi Roberto Graetz of Temple Isaiah, Lafayette

Rev. Will McGarvey, Exec. Director, Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County

Sheikh Seyed Hadi Yassin, Imam at Islamic Center of Zahra

Moderator: Ejaz Naqvi, MD

I’d like to invite you to a workshop about a new way of engaging with global warming. Like me, you might feel confused about the best way to help, guilty that you are not doing more, or even wondering if it’s too late anyway. I’m excited to share with you an approach to global warming that has given me optimism and focus!
The approach is described in the book “Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming” which shows the results of 5 years of rigorous scientific research on the 100 most substantive, already existing solutions for addressing global warming. The solutions were identified and studied by a group of 200 researchers and other experts from 22 countries led by author, environmentalist, and entrepreneur Paul Hawken. The results reveal astounding news: it is possible not just to slow global warming, but to start reversing it by 2050! Reversal begins when concentrations of climate warming gases in the atmosphere begin a “drawdown” trajectory.
The workshop will occur Saturday June 15th 10am – 12pm in Ockerman 7/8 (where our adjacent Methodist Church socializes after services). It will include an introduction to Project Drawdown and the Pachamama Alliance (the workshop creator), an opportunity to reflect on how we have been relating to global warming, a video of Paul Hawken explaining the Project Drawdown plan, and a group discussion on what we may want to do to participate. The workshop will also describe the 5-session follow-on course that is currently being piloted around the country.
Please RSVP by emailing me, Jeff Goby, at Snacks will be served. I hope you can join!
General Assembly

General Assembly is the annual business meeting of our
denomination, and it’s a whole lot more. Inspirational
worship services, informative workshops, entertaining
programs, and a bustling exhibit hall help make GA an
unforgettable experience for the thousands of Unitarian
Universalists that attend. Attendees leave with a renewed
sense of energy, inspiration, and innovative ideas to take
back to their congregations and communities.
Wednesday, June 19 through Sunday, June 23, 2019

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Celebrating Mission Peak’s 25th Anniversary – Save These Dates!!

2019 marks 25 years of MPUUC’s existence as a congregation and we think that’s a milestone worth celebrating.  We will have many different celebrations throughout the year.  Please reserve the following dates on your calendar now.  You won’t want to miss them!

June 28-30 – MPUUC’s annual Campout!
Spring has sprung and Summer is right around the corner.  This year’s Congregational Camp Out will be June 28-30 at Chabot Regional Park.  We have room for up to 50 campers.  Overnight Camping is available for one or two nights (tents only).  In addition we have lots of activities and
a Potluck BBQ and Campfire planned on Saturday for those who would like to just come for the day.  Sign-ups will be available after services over the coming month.  The cost is $20 for one night of camping (per family), $30 for two nights camping (per family), or $5 per person for day use.  Signing up will help us plan food, events, and parking. Carpooling is encouraged as parking is limited. More detailed information will be sent out closer to the dates. If you have any
questions, please contact Jen King.

September 8 – 25th Anniversary Picnic Celebration
– After the annual Water Ceremony at Cole Hall we will gather at one of the reserved picnic areas at Lake Elizabeth for a Picnic/BBQ celebration.  We will have games for the kids, a jam session & sing-a-long, and other fun activities.  Come join us and enjoy hanging out with friends & family and celebrating MPUUC.

[More details regarding these events will follow closer to the dates.  If you have questions or suggestions for additional events or you want to help with an event, please contact Jen King].
Turning Love Into Justice:
The Tri-City Interfaith Council ( is a grass-roots organization bringing together people of diverse religious beliefs from Fremont, Newark, and Union City (California). Rev. Jo Green, Rev. Barbara Meyers and Paul K. Davis are members.  Join in!

Call your Elected Officials!  
Calls can make a difference! Contact your representatives to alert them to your views!

Congressperson Eric Swalwell 510-247-1388 or go to 
Ro Khanna  (202) 225-2631 
Senator Kamala Harris   (202) 224 – 3553
Senator Diane Feinstein (202) 224-3841
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