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!

October 24, 2018




Ministerial Musings
I feel I have so much to say after coming off the Minister’s Retreat last week in Petaluma. It was so wonderful to be amongst colleagues and I feel that I have 20 more sermons to preach about! Being in another place always give me room for reflection and contemplation and yes, we had a lot of business to attend to, but there was also a bit of time for some relaxation and getting to know our colleagues. Coming into a new place has shown me time and time again how important collegiality is for everyone no matter what your calling is. We all need support from folks who do the work that we identify with. (So many dangling participles, I apologize for that!) I hope you have that support in your lives and if not, can you find a way to create it?
We as a congregation are moving from the month of forgiveness to the month of gratitude in our reflections. And this week we have had so much harmful news to ingest.   The Reverend Susan Frederik-Gray has posted a call to action
We need to step up these days as we’ve never stepped up before. During my time of reflection, I have always gained a renewed strength, to fill those reserves that I know I need to have, to fight the good fight that needs to be fought. Many of us haven’t been asked to step up to the extent that we need to now. Take some moments this week to reflect on what is important for you. What is that one or even two things that you feel so passionate about that you would nearly lay down your life to defend? Are you doing those things? If not, why not? We each have a passion we need to pursue and for this one I’m asking that it be a passion to help others or our world, in whatever way you can do it. We as a community, we as a nation, we as a world need you to do this. As in voting, every single person counts. What would you choose yours to be to make this a better world?
Blessings to you all!
Rev Jo
Please feel free to contact me!
To reach me:
By phone: 510-972-3890


Please see facebook message from Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray by clicking
here or view pdf of message by clicking

This Sunday’s Service:

Moving on in Ministry
When a minister leaves, people will hold onto memories, both good and problematic of their ministry.   We need to acknowledge them, grieve and move forward. Join the Revs. Jo Green and Barbara Meyers this Sunday as we explore the ministries of this congregation and moving forward to a new vision..


Rev. Jo will lead the service and assisting will be Rev. Barbara F. Meyers. Jo Ann Schriner will provide our music.



Save the Date:



Can you believe it?!?! The Black & White Gala is almost here!!! The

catalogs will be coming to you soon!! We have so many awesome offerings

this year (and, yes, if you just thought of the perfect thing to offer we can still put it in the auction addendum).  What we still need are some VOLUNTEERS and we would really like to sell some more TICKETS.  We still need people to help with food service, the boutique, and selling tickets at the door.  If you can help with any of these, please email Jen King or visit her at the sign-up table after the service on Sunday.

After the service is also the place to pick up your hard copy auction catalog (you’ll want to read it start to finish and study it thoroughly so you’ll be prepared to bid) and buy your tickets if you haven’t done so already. Tickets can also be purchased at the door the day of the event. Don’t forget to invite friends!

*If the $25 ticket price is prohibitive for you please contact Jen King.  No MPUUC members will be turned away.




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!

Interfaith Council Thanksgiving Service and Interfaith Choir 

Monday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 43148 Mission Blvd., Fremont.

Please see attached flyer for joining Interfaith Choir and Thanksgiving Service by clicking here
Niles Discovery Church Film Series


Saturday November 10 at 1:30pm – “Walking in Oak Creek”  In Wisconsin, a community rocked by hate is awakened and transformed.  It finds inspiration in a Skih tradition after a white supremacist kills six worshippers.






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
Act Now
The next monthly “We Are One” rally, sponsored by the Tri-City Interfaith Council and Compassionate Fremont, gathers on October 25. These rallies are held from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month at the corner of Walnut and Paseo Padre in Fremont. People are invited to make and bring signs that are peaceful, compassionate, and non-partisan.
The theme for this month is Exercise Your Right to Vote.






Coffee Hour is back!

Reverend Jo Green will begin having a Coffee Hour series once a month beginning November 1st.  The November Coffee Hour will be held at Mission Coffee Roasting Company, 151 Mission Blvd, in Fremont from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm on Thursday November 1st.  All are welcome to come and chat and have a discussion. This first session will be a participant choice.  Come one, come all, there’s plenty of room!

Request for Class Proposals – Adult Education – Winter 2019

The Adult Education Committee is seeking proposals for classes for the Winter quarter – January through March of 2019. This is an opportunity for you to share what you know with others.
Past topics have included Buddhist meditation, healthy eating, art and spirituality, the Enneagram, Poems, communication skills, and celebration of the sacred feminine. Classes can vary from one-time events to meeting every week.
How can you submit a proposal? Email Ilze Duarte at with your course information.
Please submit your proposal no later than Nov 10th.  Thank you!

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