This Week on the Peak

This Week on the Peak – Wednesday, July 3, 2019
This Week on the Peak
Mission Peak UU – Fremont, CA
The Home of Liberal Religion in the Tri-Cities and Beyond!
July 3, 2019
Palmdale Hall update
We will have a Palmdale Hall update, Sunday, July 14th in the FUMC sanctuary starting at 11:15 a.m.  We will have some new information on the history of our property, updates on the status of the application with the City, and drawings for people to look at.  Any members of the UU congregation who are interested are welcome.  Bring your cup of coffee with you.
This Sunday’s Service:

Who is Your Neighbor? 
The Parable of the Good Samaritan is perhaps one of Jesus’ most well-known parables. One of the lesser known themes in this story is what Jesus has to teach us about interfaith acceptance. This morning we’ll look at this parable for what it might mean to us, as Unitarian Universalists who seek truth and meaning across many faiths and traditions.   
Leading the service will be Alex Jensen and assisting will be Worship Associate Megan McMillen. Jo Ann Schriner and Paul K. Davis will provide our music.    
Baby, Its Hot Inside!

The Bay Area has been enjoying a fairly temperate spring and early summer for the most part this year, but we’ve had one very hot week and there will likely be more. Its pretty much a perfect day when I write this, but by this Sunday we expect to hit the 80’s in Fremont,  and the thermometer will gradually rise over the week. Have you had a meeting in the office on a hot day? Opening the windows and running the fan can’t help much when it’s really hot outside. The board, in consultation with the facilities committee, has decided that our summer special offering will help cover the cost of a mini air-conditioner unit for the office to keep it comfortable on hot days for our employees (volunteers will enjoy it too!). 

We make a point during September-May to support outside agencies doing good in our community by sharing the plate once a month, and we try to do some good for ourselves in the summer. Last month we donated the offering one Sunday to our very own Sandwich Squad, which prepares food once a month for those in need in the community. This month our donations will be for the office air conditioner. Our incoming board will choose another project for August.  Please bring extra cool cash or a check made out to Mission Peak UU Congregation to the July 7 service, and we’ll make sure our staff and volunteers can work without overheating.
Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room B
Tues July 30, 2019: 530-830 pm
I’d like to invite you to a free workshop about a new way of engaging with global warming. Like me, you might feel confused about the best way to help, guilty 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 2017 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 existing solutions for addressing global warming. The solutions were identified and studied by a team of 200 researchers 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 as early as 2045! Reversal begins when concentrations of climate warming gases in the atmosphere begin a downward trajectory called “drawdown”.
The workshop will occur Tuesday July 30th 530-830 pm in Fukaya Room B at the Fremont Main Library (2400 Stevenson Blvd)
. It will include discussion of how we currently relate to global warming, an introduction to Project Drawdown and the Pachamama Alliance (the workshop creator), and a group discussion on how we may want to help implement a few solutions. Implementation is up to us! The workshop will also describe the 5-session follow-up course that is currently being piloted around the country.  
Snacks will be served. I hope you can join! Please RSVP at:
Jeff Goby 
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.
Irene Tejeda’s Celebration of Life

July 14, 2019 4:00 p.m. at Cole Hall

We miss our dear buddy Irene who died in April. Come celebrate her life with her family and friends!

Mission Peak UU Congregation
2950 Washington Blvd
Fremont CA 94539
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
Board Meeting

The first meeting of MPUUC’s 2019-20 Board will be held the evening of July 11th.  This will begin with dinner, to be followed by the Board business meeting.  If you are interested, please contact President (for a couple more weeks) Paul K Davis at at least a day before.
Request for Class Proposals – Adult Education – Fall 2019
The Adult Education Committee is seeking proposals for classes for the Fall quarter – Sept through Nov of 2019. This is an opportunity for you to share what you know with others.
Past topics have included Buddhist meditation, healthy eating, art and spirituality, the Enneagram, joy of movement, and celebration of the sacred feminine. Classes can vary from one-time events to meeting every week.
How can you submit a proposal? Contact Ilze Duarte in person or at with your course information.
Please submit your proposal no later than July 20th. Thank you!

Volunteers Needed

On August 3rd and 4th  2019 there will be  a no cost dental, medical and vision clinic.  This event will be held at the Silver Dollar fairgrounds in Chico.  The clinic schedule is from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  No questions are asked and all patients will be welcomed.  This clinic will need 300-400 volunteers each day.  Most of the volunteers are NOT  licensed health care providers.  Some of our congregants might be interested  in lending a “hand”  in this huge event.    Normally a clinic of this size treats 1200 to 1500 patients over the two days.  Additionally you may know or meet someone who does not  have access to dental and vision care. Send them to Chico.

More info and registration at:

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 have had many different celebrations throughout the year.  Please reserve the following date on your calendar now.  You won’t want to miss it!

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 this event will follow closer to the date.  If you have questions or suggestions for additional events or you want to help with this 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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