This Week on the Peak

This Week on the Peak

Mission Peak UU – Fremont, CA

The Home of Liberal Religion in the Tri-Cities and Beyond!

July 4, 2018

This Sunday’s Service:
Balancing Your Life
We all need hope, love, purpose, and affiliation. Here in the Bay Area where it is so expensive to live, a job becomes more than just having a purpose in life, it becomes an essential economic reality that can swamp other needs. In this sermon I will talk about importance of balance in our lives and how we can take a step back to allow more time for other essential aspects.



Sharon Davis will lead the service and assisting will be Worship Associate Ilze Duarte. Jo Ann Schriner will provide our music.
July 2018 Board Meeting

The first meeting of the 2018-9 Board of the Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation is scheduled for Wednesday, July 11, 7:00 PM.  Place and agenda are to be announced.  Participation by zoom will also be accommodated.  Congregation members who wish location and/or agenda should contact incoming President Paul K Davis by email at
please. After July it is intended that meetings will be on the second Thursday evening of month.


Pastoral Care for July and August

Starting in July/August, please contact Barbara Meyers at 
510-796-5722 for any pastoral care needs you may have.


For the weeks of July 6-12 and July 29-August 3, please contact Jo Ann Schriner at


Don’t hesitate to reach out and thank you!


Friendly Visitor Teams
Mission Peak is starting a new undertaking, called Friendly Visitor Teams, beneath the umbrella of Pastoral Associates. The first team is Team Irene.
Do you remember Irene Tejeda?  She used to come regularly to Mission Peak and sit in the front row. Her voice was a strong soprano in the choir, and her sense of humor sometimes added to the service. She is unable to come to church now, but still lives in Fremont.
Currently three of us are keeping weekly phone contact with Irene. She enjoys the calls even if she sometimes doesn’t remember them, her daughter tells us. She misses the congregation, and her family asks that we send prayers and good thoughts her way. Cards for Irene sent to her daughter Emily would be appreciated as well.

Please call Jo Ann Schriner 510-648-8963 for information about Team Irene or to suggest another team that might be needed. We could use additional people on the Teams.


Greetings MPUUC from your new Transition Team (TT2)

You will be hearing more about our work as the time for Rev. Jo’s arrival nears and we begin our
time with her.  We want to thank all the members of the first Transition Team (TT1) who have guided us
and served the
Congregation so well over the first year of our transitional time.
Eric Dittmar, Beckett Gladney, Terri King, Tiffany Longfield and Mark Rahman – thank you so much!!
TT2 is chaired by DeAnna Alm and includes Annette Breingan, Alan Davis, Holly Ito and Valerie Stewart.


Children & Youth Religious Education (CaYRE)

It’s summertime in the RE program.  All children and youth will be enjoying a variety of activities during class.  They 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.  We still need a few teachers for August, if you would like to volunteer this summer, please contact CaYRE at



Get Involved: Opportunities for Service






Sunday Services NEEDS your help.  Recently several of our regular volunteers have had to bow out.  Some for a bit and some permanently.  We NEED your help with the following tasks:

Aesthetics (decorating Cole Hall for
Sunday Services) – 3rd
Sunday of each month is currently vacant.

Coffee Set-Up & Take Down (we will provide training and detailed instructions) – The 1st
Sunday of each month is currently vacant.

Goodies (they don’t need to be homemade…they just need to exist) – The 2nd & 3rd
Sunday of each month need additional volunteers.

Set-Up (setting out chairs, hymnals, etc. for
Sunday services – we will provide training and instructions) – The 2nd
Sunday of each month is currently vacant.

Take-Down (putting away the chairs, hymnals, etc. after services – we will provide training and instructions) – The 1st & 2nd
Sunday of each month need additional volunteers.
You can sign up on an ongoing basis for the
Sunday’s indicated above by contacting Jen King, or you can sign up (especially over the summer) on an ad hoc basis by following this link:




Ask what committees can use new members or specific tasks done: contact someone from the Membership Committee, there is at least one representative from the committee at every service
or Jen King, Leadership Development

It’s your community. Be a part of it with a little time and talent, too!


Turning Love Into Justice:


OUR Tri-City Interfaith Council
MPUUC is now a member organization. Only individual members can vote and anyone from the congregation may join for a $25 dues, and attend whether a member or not. Rev. Benson is a member. 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




Request for Class Proposals – Adult Education – Fall 2018

The Adult Education Committee is seeking class proposals for the 2018 Fall quarter – September through November. This is an opportunity for you to share what you know with others. We especially welcome our new members to consider teaching a class as it provides a unique opportunity to get to know others in a different setting.
Past topics have included meditation, healthy eating, art and spirituality, the Enneagram, poems, and a singalong. Classes can vary from one-time events to meeting every week. They can be held at Mission Peak or at your home. If you have an idea but not sure if it would work, check it out with one of our committee members on Sunday morning. Committee members are Eric Dittmar, Ilze Duarte, Patt Saso, Len Tiemann and Linda Messia.
How can you submit a proposal? Email Linda Messia at
with your course information.   Please submit your proposal no later than July 6th.  Thank you!

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