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 15, 2018

This Sunday’s Service:
Sacred Listening
“There is something sacred about listening to another human being, really listening, with no agenda other than being with them.  Rev. Barbara Meyers will share this practice and insights she has had while listening to people on the streets of San Francisco since last October, a practice that she plans to soon introduce to Fremont.”


Rev. Barbara F. Meyers will lead the service and assisting will be Jen King.  Mark Kahn will provide our music.



My name is Steve Wallcave and I am your president elect. I am excited about taking a larger leadership role again at Mission Peak UU. (I was our first president.) I live in Union City with my wife, Kathy. We have two grown children (Sarah and Joseph) who grew up in the congregation and now live in San Jose. We also have an older daughter Tasha and two granddaughters and a grandson. I enjoy listening to all types of music and reading, especially science fiction. I am an electrical engineer.
I am a member of Mission Peak UU’s Executive Team along with our president, past president, and minister. Each member of the Executive Team chairs one of our 3 councils. The board changed the councils this year, as detailed in our July board minutes, and highlighted in our
July 18th Week on the Peak news from the board section.
This year I am the chair of the Ministry Council which now focuses on the internal ministry of our church. The Ministry Council members include a representative from the following committees: Pastoral Associates, Worship Associates, CaYRE (Childrens and Youth Religious Education), Adult Religious Education, Music and Choir. I expect the Fellowship Committee and Small Group Ministry to be added to the council soon as well. Our first Ministry Council meeting will be Aug 28th at 7:30PM. The main goal of our council meeting is to foster communication between its committees and between the Ministry Council and the other councils as well as with the board. Please feel free to contact me if you want to get involved in one of our committees or for more information.
I look forward to an exciting year together.



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 Green 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 for a week to the UUA’s training for interim ministers. She still hasn’t received final word on when her household belongings will be delivered by the moving company, but could use a few people to help her get set up in her new home. If you’re able to help Rev. Jo unpack and put away her household items later this week (hopefully) please email
and let us know the dates/times you are available.
She will officially start as our interim minister after her return from training and will be meeting with church leaders and groups. Rev. Jo will lead her first service with us on Sunday, September 9, our annual Gathering of the Waters ceremony. Please join us to welcome her at the service and at the potluck luncheon that will follow!
If you’d like to read more about Rev. Jo, go to the Mission Peak website at
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.


Save the Date:


August 30 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Fremont Central Park Pavilion:  One Community, One World Summer Concert.  A non-religious, non-political community event which welcomes anyone who wants to foster a harmonious community spirit to build a community partnerships, and to instill and promote a common civic pride. Please click
here for flyer.


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.

Communication Workshop on Saturday, September 29

The Rev. Cat Cox, a community minster with long experience helping congregations with community building, living in right relations and compassionate communication, will be coming to Mission Peak on
Saturday September 29th in Cole Hall. She will lead us in a workshop on how to communicate effectively with love and compassion, and other skills necessary to build the sort of community we’d all like Mission Peak to be. Some details are still being worked out, but the event will basically run from
9:00 am to 4:00 pm with a break for lunch. I anticipate some small charge to cover incidentals, but thanks to the generous folks who contributed to Share the Plate this past
Sunday, plus some outside funding, we have raised most of the money to cover Cat’s fee!
If you weren’t able to contribute
on Sunday, but would still like to, simply drop a check made out to “Mission Peak” in the collection plate over the next two Sundays with “Communication Workshop” written in the memo line. Any money left over after the event will be used for future community building and leadership training.
Thanks, and hope to see you there.
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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