This Week on the Peak

This Week on the Peak – Wednesday, July 10, 2019
This Week on the Peak
Mission Peak UU – Fremont, CA
The Home of Liberal Religion in the Tri-Cities and Beyond!
July 10, 2019
Mission Peak Annual Campout was a HUGE Success!

Our annual campout this year was a great success. We didn’t have a lot of participants, but those of us who were there had a fabulous time. We had beautiful weather and yummy food; we played games like Unstable Unicorns, Backgammon, Mah Jong, and petanque; Joanne Landers brought art supplies which enabled everyone to embrace their inner artist.  Paul Kwinn & Beckett Gladney brought their instruments and lead a campfire sing-a-long; and Rev Jo joined us for the weekend and lead us in a brief outdoor Sunday service. We hope next year more of you will join us for fun and games and outdoor adventures.

This Sunday’s Service:

Give Me Your Tired
Are we the same America that we have always been?  From the words on the Statue of Liberty, it appears we are treating immigrants differently these days.  From the Action of Immediate Witness voted on in GA 2019 to what our own congregation can do to aid the huddled masses, let us explore this Sunday if we are using our 7 Principles to help those less fortunate than we are.    
Leading the service will be Rev. Jo Green and assisting will be Worship Associate Drew Wilson. Jo Ann Schriner and Bekah Dhand will provide our music.    
Lights for Liberty 
Lake Elizabeth, Friday 12 July at 6:30 p.m.

Join together at the peace circle sculpture on Paseo Padre and Stevenson, west of the Fremont Main Library. We will “Light our Lamps” to demonstrate our opposition to the detention center prison-concentration camp system being used to separate families and destroy lives of immigrants legally seeking asylum at the US border.

Nationwide event website: click here
Our local Fremont event: click here

We Are One

On Independence Day (Fourth of July) Melissa Holmes and Armando Holmes-King held the “We Are One” banner of the Tri-City Interfaith Council in the Fremont march.  Also carrying banners or walking with Compassionate Fremont were Rev. Barbara Meyers, Paul K Davis, Vinnie Bacon and Jennie Kassan of our Congregation.

Could MPUUC Sponsor an Asylum Seeker?

Many of us feel helpless right now about the situation at the border: family separation, children in concentration camps, there seems to be no end to the cruelty. We donate to immigration lawyers, and that makes a real difference, but there’s only so much they can do. In the coming weeks and months, we are going to see if we can do something more as a congregation. One possibility is sponsoring an asylum seeker. Over the past weeks, I’ve been researching what that would entail, and I’ll give a short pulpitorial this Sunday to share what I’ve learned. If you can’t make it on Sunday, you can read what I have to say here.

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.
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 emailing me at, or registering:
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 at 6 p.m., 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 This Date!!

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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