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!

August 8, 2018

This Sunday’s Service:
Finding Our Way: A New Season at MIssion Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation
As we prepare for the arrival of interim minister Rev. Jo Green, let’s spend some time looking forward to our future. What’s YOUR vision of what you would like Mission Peak UU to be?



DeAnna Alm will lead the service and assisting will be Worship Associate Sharon Davis.  Jay Steele will provide our music.


Pastoral Care for August

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


Don’t hesitate to reach out and thank you!


Rev. Jo will be arriving in the Bay area soon to get the keys to her new apartment in Union City and get settled. She will then be off to the training for interim ministers. If you would be willing and available to help Rev. Jo unpack and put away her household items between
August 13 and 17, please email and let us know the dates/times you are available. We will need a few people to help her get set up in her new home.


Rev. Jo will officially start as our interim minister after her return from training. She will be meeting with church leaders and groups. She will lead her first service with us on
Sunday, September 9. Please join us to welcome her at the service and the potluck luncheon that will follow!
If you have any questions, please talk to or email the transition team: DeAnna Alm (chair), Annette Breingan, Alan Davis, Holly Ito, and Valerie Stewart.
Children & Youth Religious Education (CaYRE)

RE has been having a fun summer! Thank you to everyone who has volunteered!  We still need a few more teachers and assistants for August.  Please look for the sign up this Sunday or email


We are also currently searching for a new RE Coordinator.  You can find our job listing at Please pass it along to anyone who may be interested.

August Special Collection to Support Communications Skills Workshop

In the summer, rather than sharing our offering with an outside group once a month, we ask you to contribute to a collection to fund a congregational need not addressed in our budget. This month’s collection will support a planned workshop – on
Saturday, September 29th, 2018, Mission Peak UU is holding a workshop on Communication Skills and Living in Right Relationship, led by Rev. Cat Cox. Cox
is a Unitarian Universalist community minister who provides interfaith spiritual guidance and conflict resolution, and is a congregational consultant.
Holding this workshop will be an investment for Mission Peak’s future, and taking the workshop will be an investment in yourself. But workshops cost money and the board would like to keep it affordable for all members. Money from Sunday’s collection on August 12 will therefore be used to offset some of the associated expenses. So, mark your calendar for Sept. 29, and prepare to make a donation on August 12. Please give generously, it’s all about building a better community for our future!



Save the Date:


September 9:  After Service (this is our Annual Water Service) there will be a Congregational Potluck Picnic – welcoming ALL to MPUUC- especially Rev. Jo.
(Sign-up for the Potluck will follow soon.)





Get Involved: Opportunities for Service




Sunday Services NEEDS your help.  Thank you to those members who have recently stepped in to help.  We still need help with the following tasks:

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.

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:



The Tri-City Interfaith Council (  is a grass-roots organization bringing together people of diverse religious beliefs from Fremont, Newark, and Union City (California). Rev. Barbara Meyers and Paul K. Davis are members.  Join in!

Vision Statement
To promote respect, understanding, cooperation, and appreciation for the many spiritual paths and faith traditions within our community which inspire and teach us to love and support one another more fully.

Mission Statement
We are people from various spiritual backgrounds and experiences who envision an inclusive society in which people of all faiths and traditions respect and appreciate one another.









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




August 2018 Board Meeting

The second meeting of the 2018-9 Board of the Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21, 7:00 PM at Mission Peak UU Office.  Participation by zoom will also be accommodated.  Congregation members who wish a copy of the agenda should contact President Paul K Davis by email at
please. After August it is intended that meetings will be on the second Thursday evening of month.

Audio/Video Recording of MPUUC Services

There are new audio and video recordings of our services going back to
April 1 on the
Past Services page of the website featuring seven different speakers.
Fall Adult Education
The Adult Education Committee is offering the following
Classes for the Fall 2018 quarter. Signups will begin
after Sunday services starting August 5th.
1. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Cynthia Ungson – 20 places
Monday evening Sept 17;
Ockerman 3/4;   7 – 9 pm
2. Small Talk That Makes A Big Difference
Ilze Duarte
– 8 places
2 Monday evenings; October 15, 22
2 Thursday evenings;   October 18, 25 (full)
Ockerman 3/4   7 – 9 pm
The October 18 and 25 meetings of Small Talk That Makes a Big Difference filled this past Sunday. Ilze Duarte is adding a second section of this course, which will meet on two Mondays, October 15 and October 22, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Ockerman 3/4.  If you are interested, please sign up at the Adult R.E table outside of Cole Hall after the service in the next few weeks.
3. Introduction to the Enneagram
Linda Messia – 8 places
Tuesday evening Sept 18;     ;
Linda’s home 7 – 9 pm
4. Enneagram: Centers of Intelligence
Linda Messia – 8 places
5 Tuesday evenings;   Sept 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23
Linda’s home 7 – 9 pm
5. Poems
John & Jackie Porter – 6 places
Monday evenings Sept 10 & 24; Oct 8 & 22; Nov 12 & 26
Porter’s Home 7-9 pm
6. Sing-a-Long with Jackie & Jo Ann
Jo Ann Schriner & Jackie Porter – 6 places
Sunday evening Sept 9;
Private Home 6-8 pm;
7. Common Read 2018-19
Coordinator: Allysson McDonald
In Cole Hall after the service
October 14, 21, 28



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