This Week on the Peak

This Week on the Peak – Wednesday, April 1, 2020
This Week on the Peak
Mission Peak UU – Fremont, CA
The Home of Liberal Religion in the Tri-Cities and Beyond!
April 1, 2020

Hello beloved congregation!

There are still some spaces open in the Zoom gatherings for this week, sponsored by the Canvass and the Fellowship committees:

Wednesday 4/1, 7:30 p.m., Books and Movie Chat hosted by Ilze Duarte
Thursday, 4/2, 7p.m., Trivia Night hosted by Jen King
Friday, 4/3 1 p.m., Coffee/Tea Chat hosted by Melody Yamaguchi
Saturday 4/4 2 p.m., Poetry Talk with DeAnna Alm

Please click on the link below to sign up:

You will receive the Zoom link from your host before the gathering, so make sure to give us your correct email.

Have fun!

Your Canvass and Fellowship Committees
This Sunday’s Service: 
We have transitioned to virtual services because of  the Coronavirus pandemic. See each week for how to connect. 

Resilience Through Music
Members of our choir and our musical community will provide music that will celebrate resilience using rock and roll, musical theater, classical music and other genres to lift our spirits. 
Rev. Jo Green will lead the service and assisting will be Worship Associates Paul K. Davis and Drew Wilson. Worship Producer will be Graham Bell.  Members of our choir and our music community will provide our music.  
Because we will not have services in Cole Hall where you can donate money, below are 3 ways you can donate and/or fulfill your pledge:
  1. Mail check to
    Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation
    P.O. Box 545
    Fremont, CA 94537-0545
    (If you use Bill Pay with your bank, you could use them to mail the check)
  2. Drop envelope with check or cash in Mission Peak UU mail slot addressed to:
    Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation
    We will be collecting this once per week on Saturday.
  3. Pay on line at with credit or debit card.
    Note we use PayPal for this and they charge us around 3%.
Indigenous Peoples’ History Discussion

The year 2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the much-mythologized encounter at Plymouth between colonists and those native to the land, so it is fitting that the 2019-20 UUA Common Read is An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, by Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz (Beacon Press). Join other UU’s across the US in reading this book that challenges us to learn US history through a narrative that centers the story, the experiences, and the perspectives of Indigenous peoples. Upending myths and misinformation that have been promulgated by leaders and media, it asks readers to reconsider the origin story of the United States taught to every US school child. There is a young adult version and an audiobook version for those who prefer not to read the full text of the original book. More information here: 
The book discussion will be led by Allysson McDonald, a lay leader at Mission Peak, who has a Master’s Degree in Native and Northern Studies.
This discussion will take place via zoom, on Saturday, May 10. Contact Allysson with questions or to sign up.  DEADLINE to register is April 17.

TODAY, Wednesday, April 1 is National Census Day!     
You can fill out the 2020 census RIGHT NOW from the safety and comfort of your home — online, by phone at 1-844-330-2020, or by mail. The census is only 9 questions long. 
Don’t Wait. Respond on line at
Our votes count less, if we aren’t counted.
Brown Bags Needed at Tri-City Volunteers
Our friends at Tri-City Volunteers are still in operation. For the safety of their staff, they created social distancing by shifting their food distribution to “grab a bag and go.” They have run out of paper bags and would rather spend money on food than paper bags.  
If you have a stash of paper grocery bags, please drop them off on your way to or from your grocery shopping (an allowed activity) at Niles Discovery Church at 36600 Niles Blvd near Nursery Avenue (there is a cardboard box near the door) or at TCV Food Bank at 37350 Joseph Street at Peralta (look for the “bag drop-off”). If you want to help financially, you can always send donations to TCV.
Activities for Children While Sheltering in Place

Please find the attached document for Habitat EBSV’s Month of Gratitude Family Challenge!
As we head into another month of Sheltering In Place, I wanted to send along this fun, interactive, engaging challenge that you, as Faith Leaders, can send along to your families, and those whom are parents/grandparents, can partake in with your families at home. Feel free to send this out to your contacts as well. I am certain parents are looking for anything to keep their kids active right now. (Click here to continue reading.)
Stay safe, stay healthy,

Karen Leslie Hernandez, STM & MATR
Faith Partnerships Manager
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley

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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