This Week on the Peak

This Week on the Peak – Wednesday, November 1, 2017

This Week on the Peak
Mission Peak UU – Fremont, CA
The Home of Liberal Religion in the Tri-Cities and Beyond!
November 1, 2017


The Black & White Gala is
The Black & White Gala is
The Black & White Gala is
[There was a typo in the catalog on the last page – the correct date is
6:00-10:00 pm at the Dominican Center at Mission San Jose
If you haven’t bought a ticket you can buy them at the door.
There will be childcare at Cole Hall – Don’t worry if you didn’t RSVP – It’s $5 per child.
Wear Black & White if you’d like, but really we don’t care if you come in your housecoat and slippers as long as you bring your checkbook or credit card 🙂
We will have Desserts, Desserts, and more Desserts (as well as a few savory items).  We will have Beer, Wine, Champagne, Champagne Cocktails, & Non-alcoholic beverages
All food and drinks are included in your ticket!!
We will have an Auction,  Boutique, Basket Raffle, Music, Food, and FUN – All in support of Mission Peak!
Come one, Come All, Bring your friends/neighbors/co-workers!
If you have any questions, please contact Jen King
This Sunday’s Service:
What Are We Waiting For?
Waiting means there’s something we expect or hope for or fear in the future. In this service we are invited to consider what we are waiting for individually and as a community. There may be creative thought, discussion, action or changing what we are waiting for, to set us on a good and proper course.
Leading the service will be Rev. Benson and Worship Associate Ilze Duarte.  Music will be provided by
Jo Ann Schriner, Shauna Pickett-Gordon, Peak Performers.



Right Now:
Finding Common Ground
Fremont Public Library
Tuesday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m.


Come for an evening of unity against hate. Hear the personal stories of people in our own community who have experienced hate.  Broaden your understanding of how insidious hatred is, how our neighbors have been targeted, and what implications this has for us..

Please see attached flyer for more details

Save the date:
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.

Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service 

The 56th Annual Tri-City Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be held on Monday, November 20, 7:30 p.m., at St Joseph Catholic Church, 43148 Mission Blvd, Fremont. The program is sponsored by the Tri-City Interfaith Council. This year’s theme, “We Are One: Building Community,” focuses on how celebrating diversity can help us build unity.

Please click here for flyer

Writing for Worship: The Reflection
If you are a current worship associate or are considering you might like to be one at MPUUC, be in touch with Rev Benson about a workshop
Sunday, November 12 from 12 -2 on how to write a 3-5 minute (300-500 words) personal reflection suitable for worship. email Rev Benson:
What’s Up with the UUA, our denominational association?
Good work, striving to live out our values within–not just beyond–our denominational walls. Check out the Commission on Institutional Change,


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.


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