This Week on the Peak

This Week on the Peak – Wednesday, October 18, 2017

This Week on the Peak
Mission Peak UU – Fremont, CA
The Home of Liberal Religion in the Tri-Cities and Beyond!
October 18, 2017


New Service Video Recordings


There are new video recordings of some of our services on our web-site. Here are links to some highlights:
You can see a list of all our previous services on our web-site at:
If you see “

” in the title then a video recording has been made.



This Sunday’s Service:
A 60-Second Guide to Discerning Your Values
As Unitarian Universalists, we talk a lot about living our values in the world. Today, we’re going to do a little check up to see how we’re doing on that.
Leading the service will be Michelle Ma and Worship Associate Allysson McDonald.  Music will be provided by Eric Niessner.



Right Now:  Northern California Fires: Your financial assistance is needed. To give to the UUA Disaster Relief Fund:


Save the date:


Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving
Monday November 20, 7:30 pm, St Joseph Catholic Church, 43148 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Sponsored by Tri-City Interfaith Council.



Beyond Our Doors
Tri-City Elder Coalition/TCSRT South and Central County Senior Service Networking meeting took place
Tuesday, October 17 from 12 to 1:30 pm.
Meetings are held quarterly.  Please contact them if you are interested in attending future meetings.
North Bay Fires – Help Evacuees DayBreak Adult Day Care Centers has put out a request for *
Nurses and other caregivers that may be available to help with the response; *
Any licensed care homes that may have room to take any evacuees.
510-656-7742, Carolyn Kojima, Outreach & Program Coordinator.
SAVE! IF YOU MISSED their annual fundraiser held Sept 30, you can still contribute to SAVE: Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments. SAVE’s mission is to strengthen every individual and family we serve with the knowledge and support needed to break the cycle of domestic violence and build healthier lives.
                                                SAVE, 1900 Mowry Ave #201, Fremont, CA 94538

Send a check and in the memo line let them know you’re a member of or heard about them through Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation!

The Black & White Gala Is Coming! – The Black & White Gala Is Coming!
Only 17 more days until the Black & White Gala!!! Let’s Get Excited!!  This event is our biggest fundraiser of the year.  We need it to be a BIG success and we need everyone to participate. Have you…

…Figured out what you’re going to donate for the auction or the boutique?
WE NEED MORE ITEMS!!! If you’d like to donate something, but are fresh out of ideas, please contact Jen King and she will help you brainstorm ideas. Our ‘first draft’ electronic version of the auction catalog will be coming out soon.  It would be REALLY helpful if we had all of the auction items submitted by this
Sunday, October 22!

….Signed up for
childcare?  We will be providing childcare at Cole Hall from
6:00 – 10:00 pm for $5 per child!!! You can’t beat that deal!  They’ll have activities and snacks and get to watch a movie (rated G).  However, if we don’t get enough kids signed up then it’s not worth it for us to pay the caregivers.  Please let DeAnna Alm know if you are.

…Invited friends and purchased your tickets?  Tickets are $25 each or a reserved table of 5 for $100.  No one is turned away so if the ticket price is an issue for you, please contact Jen King.

Do you have a great idea?  Do you have a question? Do you want to make a donation? Are you ready to volunteer to help?  Jen King will be at her usual table after the service this
coming Sunday, please stop by and see how you can participate in this FUN and IMPORTANT event!!


Fremont Street Eats
MPUUC will have a table at Fremont Street Eats
this Friday 10/20. Come join us, and enjoy great food and music.  The address is
3410 Capitol Avenue
4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Fremont Street Eats is a program of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce.  We will be sharing information about our new RE curriculum, general Mission Peak UU information and our social justice activities.

Rev, Benson
Rev Benson is off this Sunday and on study leave next week. She returns to us
October 31st.
Are You Ready to Build?
Our second Sunday collection in September went to help Habitat for Humanity with their Fremont build. On November 18 we actually have an opportunity to do some physical labor at the site. We have space for only 10 volunteers, so sign up soon! Everyone who wants to help must register and fill out a waiver. The registration page for our  build day on November 18 is ready to go!  Please personally sign up online to complete your registration at
Downsizing or Upgrading?
If you, or someone you know, is letting go of furniture please contact Allysson asap if you could donate it to abode services for a family they are helping in Oakland. They were able to rehouse them (a couple with 2 elementary aged children), but other than beds provided by the program they have no furniture or kitchen items.
Request for Class Proposals – Adult Education – Winter 2018
The Adult Education Committee is seeking proposals for classes for the Winter quarter – Jan through March of 2018. This is an opportunity for you to share what you know with others.
Past topics have included Buddhist Dharma and Meditation, healthy eating, art and spirituality, the Enneagram, Poems, and celebration of the sacred feminine. Classes can vary from one-time events to meeting every week. They can be held at Mission Peak or at your home.
How can you submit a proposal? Contact Linda Messia at 510 792-1539 or email her
with your course information.
Please submit your proposal no later than Nov 5th.
Thank you!
Introduction to the Enneagram
Linda Messia will be offering another Introduction to the Enneagram class for those who were unable to attend the Monday class. It
will be held on Saturday November 4th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm in the Ockerman classroom 7/8. Sign up by email or text 510 552-9838.


Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed for set-up & tear down for the Affordable Housing Forum II meeting on October 22.  Please contact Mari-Lyn Harris if you can help.
Interfaith choir to sing at Thanksgiving Service
The Tri-City Interfaith Council is organizing an interfaith choir to sing at the Tri-City Interfaith Council’s annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. Rehearsals will be on Thursdays,
November 9 and 16,
7:30-8:30, at Niles Discovery Church,
36600 Niles Blvd, Fremont. The interfaith choir will sing two anthems at the service on
Monday, November 20. You do not need to register to join the Interfaith Choir; just show up for the first rehearsal.
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