This Week on the Peak

This Week on the Peak – Wednesday, August 9, 2017

This Week on the Peak
Mission Peak UU – Fremont, CA
The Home of Liberal Religion in the Tri-Cities and Beyond!
August 9, 2017


My name is Linda Messia. My husband Len Tiemann and I joined Mission Peak about 7 years ago and we have been actively involved ever since. I have sung with the choir, and have participated with the mental health committee, children’s RE, Small Group Ministry and the Caring Circle. However, my passion lies with the Adult Education program and I am starting my fifth year as the Adult Education Chair. Fellow committee members are Eric Dittmar, Len Tiemann, Patt Saso, and Ilze Duarte. John Porter very graciously creates the class brochure.

We offer a variety of classes, workshops and seminars which we hope will nurture and stimulate the spiritual and personal growth of our adult church community. Classes are held in the fall, winter and spring. Members and their friends and family are welcome to attend. We also welcome those who have ideas and/or would like to teach or join our committee. Our fall brochure is coming out this week, and we will take signups after Sunday services. Hope to see many of you in our classes!


This Sunday’s Service:
Mental Health in Today’s Youth
This sermon will be a talk about today’s youth mental health issues, including quotes from teens and a personal account from Julia Steele, the speaker.


Leading the service will be Julia Steele and Worship Associate Ilze Duarte.  Music will be provided by Eric Niessner.
Summer Second Sunday collections for Mission Peak
Over the summer our Second Sunday collections benefit specific programs at Mission Peak.  The last summer collection will be for the following program:

August 13: Social Media.  As part of our community outreach we need to make sure we have a robust social media presence.  While some social media is free, many others like Meet Up and targeted advertising are not.

If you plan to write a check, make it out to Mission Peak and include the description “Social Media” on the memo line so we know that this is for the special collection.

If you have any questions please contact Michealle Havenhill at or Holly Ito at

Karaoke Potluck – Save The Date!
Join us
Saturday, September 16 at 6:00 pm in Cole Hall for a Karaoke Potluck and Game Night.  Come prepared to belt out your favorite tune.  Singing not your thing? Then come cheer on others, dance, and/or play your favorite board games.  Bring a dish to share – homemade or store bought – we don’t care. We just hope we’ll see you there!

Black & White Gala – Save The Date!

This year’s fabulous fundraiser will be
Saturday, November 4 from 6:00-10:00 pm
.  Please feel free to invite family and friends. More details will be coming out soon and tickets will go on sale in October. If you’re interested in helping plan this fun event, please contact Jen King ASAP.

Mission Peak UU August Monthly Board Meeting
The Mission Peak UU Board will meet Tuesday evening, August 15 at Michealle Havenhill
‘s home at
7:00 p.m.

Members of Mission Peak UU are welcome to attend.  For a copy of the agenda, please contact President Michealle Havenhill at

Save the Date: Niles Flea Market Is Back!
After a great success last summer, we will be making our second appearance at the Niles Flea Market on Saturday, August 26, and Sunday, August 27.
For those not familiar with the event, the Flea Market starts with a giant neighborhood-wide rummage sale on Saturday, followed by the antique fair on Sunday. This annual event draws tens of thousands of people to the Niles area at the end of every August, and will be a great chance to raise some much-needed funds for Mission Peak UU while meeting new people in the community.
To make it a success, we still need your help with the following:

o Prepping the site: Lorna Jaynes and Bruce Cates have generously allowed us the use of their lot in Niles again, but we will need some help to clear the space. Volunteers will be needed for site prep on August 12 and 19, so if you are available for an hour or two on one of these dates, let us know.
o Donations: We will need donations of clean and gently used furniture, household items, clothing, sports and camping equipment, vintage treasures, kids’ items, and more. Please make sure any items you want to donate are in good, clean, usable condition.
Note: We will not be able to accept broken items, expired items (such as car seats), undergarments, VHS tapes, or non-children’s books. Due to space restrictions, we will not be able to store items and will only begin accepting donations the Wednesday before the sale. Items can be delivered to Lisa Newstrom’s house the Wednesday or Thursday before the sale, or (preferably) dropped of at the sale site Friday night or early Saturday morning. If you absolutely cannot deliver your items, let us know and we will try to work something out.
o Help us set up the items in an organized manner for sale. Will likely happen the evening before the sale, or possibly early Saturday morning.

o Help us staff the sale! If we have multiple helpers, the shifts can be short and you’ll have plenty of time to scout out the sales yourself.

o If you have a pickup or large vehicle and/or could assist with transporting unsold items to be donated or disposed of after the sale, please let us know. We are hoping to limit the number of unsold items this year!

 o We will need the temporary use of a few pop-up canopies for shade, and a number of folding tables, clothing racks, and clean tarps.

Please contact Lisa Newstrom as soon as possible if you can help with any of the above. or 607-339-5573.

Habitat for Humanity is building in Fremont
They have two dates available in August where they would like to invite community members to help kick off the work together at Central Commons in Fremont.  Individuals from all faith traditions may sign up, or can come with friends or neighbors.
Volunteer spots for the Unity Build are on Saturday, August 19th and Saturday August 26th starting at 8:30 am.  Interested volunteers can register at:
Each volunteer can simply click ‘Sign Up’ for the date they want to volunteer, create a brief user profile, and reserve their spot.  If anyone has any trouble signing up, they can call the Habitat volunteer team at 510-803-3322 or email at

Rev. Barbara F. Meyers
Mental Health Community Minister


Join the MPUUC Community for lunch or dinner at The Counter in Fremont on
Thursday August 17th. Bring in our flyer and 20% of your bill will be donated to MPUUC. Click
here for flyer.

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