Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Fremont, California       A spiritual community of open minds,
                                  nurturing growth and healing in ourselves and all people.
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This Sunday's Service
Daylight Savings Time
Social Justice Committee
Deepening Our Conversations
Board Meeting
Upcoming Events
Art Project
Sunday Services Volunteers
Community Office Hours
Mission Peak UU Calendar
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March 4, 2015


 My name is Andrew Dean, and I'm the chairperson of the Facilities Committee. I am also a member of the Social Justice Committee. I want to speak to you a little bit about facilities.


As stated in the Activities Overview located on our website, (http://www.mpuuc.org/activities/activitiesoverview.html ), "The Facilities Committee works to support and improve our physical facility on the United Methodist Church campus ...". Serving on the committee is the esteemed Graham Bell. Note that Steve Wallclave and Mark Henriques are honorary members, and have generously lended themselves to projects in the past, thank you gentlemen.


So, what's the big deal? "Facilities" doesn't sound very sexy after all.


Well let us agree upon the inherent worth and dignity of every person, which is tied, if only tangentially, to the inherent strength and rigidity of the walls that support Cole Hall's ceiling, allowing us to espouse these ideals without fear of being crushed!


And, our respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part is tied to our paying respect to the fire code, and maintaining adequate lighting and multimedia so that we have a comfortable place for nurturing fellowship at Cole Hall.


Ok, perhaps I harbor grandiose delusions, but the work that the Facilities Committee engages in is worthwhile and necessary. And I invite any and all to participate, whether with ideas, strong backs, or combinations thereof.


Thank you to ALL of you by the way. You are a free, responsible, and salient voice, "crying out in the wilderness" in the uncertain world we live in.


Yours in service, Andrew  

This Sunday's Service -  March 8, 2015

A Sermon for Other People             
Come hear the Sermon that won Mission Peak UU's 4th annual Seminary Sermon Contest!!

Leading the service will be Everett W. Howe and Worship Associate Paul K. Davis. Music will be provided by the Eric Niessner. 
Daylight Savings Time
Don't forget to set your clocks ahead 1 hour this Sunday, March 8.
Social Justice Committee
Gathering Ideas

The Social Justice Committee is gathering ideas for the next all-church Justice project and we want your input.  We'll be discussing project ideas after every Sunday service in March.  Please come by and give us your perspective on the topics we should be considering.  We are also looking for volunteers to work on the next Justice project.  If you have a cause you are passionate about talk with the Social Justice Committee on Sunday and let's see if it's something all of Mission Peak can get involved in.  If you have questions or want more information please contact Melissa Holmes at 510-299-2822.
Deepening Our Conversations
Deepening Our Conversations

Dear Mission Peakers,

Your Committee on Ministry invites you to ask these questions of one another:

*  How are you different because of Mission Peak UU?
*  What do you long for?
*  What do you believe is your purpose in life?
*  How do you matter to Mission Peak UU?
*  Where have you found depth here?
*  What risks have you taken lately?

And let any of us know if you'd like to talk about these topics!

Terri King, Annette Breingan, Gary Glaze,  Sarah Baskin
 Board Meeting 

Mission Peak UU March Monthly Board Meeting  


The Mission Peak UU Board will meet Thursday evening, March 5 at Mark Kahn's home at 7:00 p.m.

Members of Mission Peak UU are welcome to attend.  For a copy of the agenda, please contact President DeAnna Alm at president@mpuuc.org
Upcoming Events at Mission Peak UU
Save the Date

Summer is not as far off as you think! Save these dates!!

MPUUC Annual Campout - Anthony Chabot Campground - June 12-14 Come join us for the annual campout. Whether you are a seasoned camper or a novice this group camping trip is fun for everyone. Chabot campground is 30 short minutes away. It's easy to get to and group camping means lots of shared food and fellowship. Come for one night, for both nights, or just come for the day on Saturday. Cost is $5-$10 per person sliding scale. Well behaved dogs are welcome. Please contact Jen King with any questions you may have or to reserve a spot. 

MPUUC Baseball Sunday A's Game vs Minnesota Twins - July 19 @ 1:00 pm After a great Baseball Sunday service at MPUUC BART up to the Coliseum with us for a fun afternoon at the ballpark. Tickets are $18 each. Please contact Jen King to reserve your spot.


From Broken to Art
We need your broken junk!

In March we will be making a giant community art project together.  To do this, we will be piecing together the broken fragmented bits of plastic, glass, ceramic and porcelain that we collect over the next few months into a beautiful piece of art to hang behind the pulpit.

And we need to start collecting our materials now.  So over the next few months, when you break a dish or mug, or your child smashes apart an old toy, or your favorite earrings break - this is an opportunity to help out.  Save those broken bits and bring them in with you on Sunday to add to our "Broken Bits Bin" that will sit near the entrance to Cole Hall.

Thank you in advance!
Sunday Services Volunteers
Sunday Services Committee

We are in need of a greeter on the 1st Sunday of the month to replace Robert Jensen.  We also still need people for the aesthetics team.  Please contact  Yvonne Hughes, yvonnehughes47@comcast.net  


Community Office Hours
Rev. Nickel's upcoming dates

I am always interested in suggestions for new places, times and ways that this could work better for you, so if you have an idea, please drop me a line, it is as easy as clicking right here.  And of course I am also always available by personal appointment all days except Monday.

Thursday, March 5
Commuter Office hours!
4 - 6 PM
Mission Coffee 
151 Washington Blvd  

Wednesday, March 18 
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM 
32340 Alvarado Blvd 
 Union City

Thursday, April 9
11 AM - 1 PM 
Sujus (new location) 
4949 Stevenson Blvd 

Mission Peak UU
Calendar of Upcoming Events

March 1
Leaf Stone Garden Work Party 1-4 pm
The Enneagram: Further Explorations 7-9 pm
Jeremy's coffee hours 4-6 pm  Mission Coffee

Buddhist Meditation and Study Group 7-9 pm
Leaf Stone Garden Work Party 1-4 pm

The Enneagram: Further Explorations 7-9 pm
Buddhist Meditation and Study Group 7-9 pm




Leaf Stone Garden Work Party 1-4 pm
The Enneagram: Further Explorations 7-9 pm
Buddhist Meditation and Study Group 7-9 pm
Leaf Stone Garden Work Party 1-4 pm

Who We Are

Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fremont was founded in 1993. We are a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.


Mission Peak members determine its policies, choose its minister, and support it financially.


We affirm and promote these UUA Principles and Purposes:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in our society at large
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part

We invite you to join us and add your commitment to ours. Mission Peak is a living and changing congregation, responsive to the spiritual needs of its members. With the leadership of our minister, we search for ways to fulfill ourselves as individuals and as a community. Joining us is a commitment to this process. 


Our mailing address is:

P.O. Box 545 Fremont, CA 94537-0545

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