This Week on the Peak

This Week on the Peak – Wednesday, June 19, 2019
This Week on the Peak
Mission Peak UU – Fremont, CA
The Home of Liberal Religion in the Tri-Cities and Beyond!
June 19, 2019
General Assembly 2019

Get a taste of General Assembly by viewing some of the events happening this week in Spokane. Go to for more information.
Some of the Streamed Events Include
Wednesday, June 19
  • Welcoming Celebration 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 20
  • Worship, Opening, Framing   8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
  • Service of the Living Tradition   7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Friday, June 21
  • Synergy Bridging Worship   4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Ware Lecture   7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 22
  • Closing Ceremonies   7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 23
  • Sunday Morning Worship   10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
This Sunday’s Service:

Courageous Unitarian Universalists
Throughout American history, Unitarians and Universalists have helped lead many of the social movements of their time: the abolition of slavery, universal suffrage, aid to war refugees, and the improvement of life conditions for struggling Americans, among others. Join us on June 23 to celebrate four Unitarian Universalists who devoted their lives to those causes and bravely lived out the values of our denomination?  
Leading the service will be Ilze Duarte and assisting will be Worship Associate Mark Rahman. Jay Steele will provide our music.    
Rev. Jo at General Assembly

Rev Jo will be at General Assembly in Spokane WA from June 17-24 and will not be available.  For emergencies only, Reverend Chris Schriner will be available and you can contact him at
Rev Jo will be available again on June 25th..

We Are One rally

Join us to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community for an inclusive society where everyone is welcomed and respected on Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Meet at Paseo Padre and Walnut.

Please help spread the word to your communities, congregations, families and friends.
Flyer attached.
Join the UU Justice Ministry of California this summer at:

Turning the Tides
Intergenerational  Justice Summit
August 4-8, 2019
Camp de Benneville Pines
Please see attached flyers for more information.
Book Signing

On Sunday, June 30, our Minister Emeritus, Dr. Chris Schriner, will preach at Mission Peak. After the service he will sign copies of his books, including Bridging the God Gap: Finding Common Ground Among Believers, Atheists and Agnostics; Your Living Mind: The Mystery of Consciousness and Why It Matters to You; Do Think Twice: Provocative Reflections on Age-Old Questions; and Feel Better Now: 30 Ways to Handle Frustration in 3 Minutes or Less. 20% of the proceeds will be donated to MPUUC.
Amazon link:

Children & Youth Religious Education (CaYRE)

CaYRE’s summer program started 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
Spiritual Literacy
To see a world in a grain of sand
and a heaven in a wild flower
To hold infinity in the palm of your
hand and eternity in an hour.
– William Blake
The Spiritual Literacy Group is looking for 1 or 2 more members. What, you might ask, is Spiritual Literacy?
From ancient times, people have searched for the sacred in everyday life. Medieval Catholic monks called it “reading the book of the world.”  Muslims suggest that everything that happens outside and inside us is a letter to be read.  
The group meets twice a month, on a Sunday evening, at John and Jackie Porter’s apartment, to share soup and bread, and to explore Spiritual Literacy. Each week we view a half-hour video on an aspect of spirituality and then discuss it. Before the next session we focus on that aspect of spirituality, things like “attention,” “beauty,” and “compassion.”
For information call John or Jackie Porter (510.744.1587), or any of the group’s members: Holly Ito, Linda Messia, Jo Ann Schriner, and Elke Gunn.

We NEED your help!?? Cole Hall does not magically transform into a special place for our services each Sunday.?? It requires a small army of volunteers.?? We’ve had a few ‘retirements’ lately and we have some spots
to fill.?? PLEASE let Jen King know if you can fill in for any of the following:

URGENT: We have no one to do set-up for the 2nd Sunday of each month!

We also need people for the following:

Additional Set-up assistance for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Sundays of each month

Additional Greeter for the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month

PPT Clickers & AV Technicians for ALL SUNDAYS (We will train you! We

Additional Take-down assistance for the 2nd Sunday of each month.
You can sign up on an ongoing basis for the Sunday’s indicated above by contacting Jen King, or you can sign up on and ad hoc basis by following this link:
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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