Mission Peak UU - Fremont, CA
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There sure is a lot going on at Mission Peak UU these days! Just in the last two Sundays we have had a field trip to the Exploratorium, several Adult RE classes, two New to UU classes and a party at the Stone Garden to break ground on our exciting community project!
I hope you have been able to get involved in some of the many activities we offer to help you live your values all through the week. Our Small Group Ministry program is just getting started, with plenty of spots for guests who want to check it out, and a whole new slate of Adult RE classes will begin in just a few weeks.
As I spoke about in my message on Sunday, entitled Stop Going to Church (click title to listen) your participation in the full life of our community is not only going to benefit you, but make the entire congregation stronger. Whether it is a volunteer opportunity, or a chance to go deeper with a small group of people, now is a great time to take another step into Mission Peak UU.
And as always we have a thought provoking and fun service planned for Sunday, so I hope to see you then!
Rev. Jeremy D. Nickel
Minister of Mission Peak UU Congregation
Preferred appointment times: Tue-Thur 11am-6pm
Available by appointment all days except Monday
This Sunday's Service - March 9, 2014
The word 'literally' is thrown around pretty liberally these days, but this is hardly the first time it has been used to mean something short of its dictionary definition. What does a literal reading of the Bible really mean? Is it possible? Lets literally explore this concept together, I think it just might have something to teach us, figuratively speaking, at least.
Leading the service will be Rev. Jeremy D. Nickel and Worship Associate DeAnna Alm. Music will be provided by Peak Performers.
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Share the Plate March
This coming Sunday, March 9th, is Share the Plate Sunday and we will have Jean Morgan from Abode Services visiting our Congregation. We have contributed to Abode Services before, and have helped provide an apartment to a family in crisis. But there is always a need for more help! We will continue to support this fine nonprofit in any way we can.
Abode Services believes everyone should have a home. Every day they provide housing and services to homeless people in the Bay Area community and work to end the cycle of homelessness. Abode Services provides an essential safety net for homeless people and families in Alameda and Santa Clara Counties. Each year, they reach out into the community, helping 4,200 homeless and low-income people gain access to:
- Shelter and other critical services in an emergency
- Supportive housing
- Support services that enable people to stay in their homes
Abode Services provides a range of housing options for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Some of those they help are young people who have aged out of the foster care system and people diagnosed with a psychiatric disability.They also connect people to an array of enriched services to meet their individual needs and get them permanently on the road to stability and independence
To find out more, go to www.abodeservices.org Or, to watch a video about what the organization does in the community watch below.
|2013 Journey Home Video|
Next month, on the 13th of April, One Child of Fremont will be our Share the Plate visitor. If you have a local nonprofit that you think ought to be highlighted in our Share the Plate program, please contact Natalie Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
| Daylight Savings Time|
Don't be late on Sunday. Please remember to turn your clock 1 hour ahead before you go to bed Saturday night.
| Monthly Board Meeting|
Mission Peak UU March Monthly Board MeetingThe Mission Peak UU Board will meet Thursday evening, March 13 at Kathy Wallcave'ss home at 7:00p.m.
Members of Mission Peak UU are welcome to attend. For a copy of the agenda, please contact President Kathy Wallcave at
| Home Warming Program |
Home Warming Program
Abode Services has assigned Mission Peak another family struggling to get on their feet this year! Alicia and Kyle and their brand new 8 month-old baby could use your help.
Please take a moment and go to: http://www.missionpeakuu.org/Homewarming.pdf Perhaps there are some items you have that are gently used or candidates for purchasing that you are willing to donate? Then simply email me at email@example.com and we'll discuss hand-off details. Each week I'll prune the list down with an eye for efficiency!
Thanking you in advance of your generosity
Andrew Dean - Social Justice Committee
| Camp Mission Peak |
Join the Camp Mission Peak Teaching Team This SummerStarting on June 15th, the K-8 class will be starting Camp Mission Peak Sunday School! What is Camp Mission Peak, you ask? Camp Mission Peak is going to be a time for members of the church community to share a hobby, a pastime, or something that they love with our Mission Peak children. Do you dance, knit, paint, play an instrument, collect stamps, hike, sing, or something else? What makes you excited and fulfilled? We want you to share that excitement with the children of Mission Peak!
The summer session is also a great time to give our regular teachers a vacation so they can return in the fall refreshed and re-energized. If you have not taught in the past year, now is your chance! No experience is necessary and you will have the support of the Religious Education team. Please contact Laine Young (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to teach or be a teaching assistant for Camp Mission Peak this summer!
Director of Religious Education
| Part-Time Pianist |
Seeking Part-Time Pianist for Sunday ServicesMission Peak UU is seeking a Part-Time Pianist to perform music at the Sunday service 2-3 times per month. Interested applicants may view the complete job description at:
www.missionpeakuu.org/pianistjobdesc.pdf. Please feel free to share this job opening with your talented friends.
|Community Office Hours |
Rev. Nickel's upcoming scheduleI 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.
Wednesday, March 12
11 AM - 1 PM
7324 Thornton Ave
Rev. Barbara F. Meyers
| Sunday Services Team|
The Sunday Services Team needs help
We need one or preferably two volunteers to make coffee on the fourth Sunday of the month to replace Jen King. Jen has been making coffee for quite some time and is now overwhelmed with other obligations. Thank you Jen for all you do!
This job consists of preparing coffee and cleaning up after the coffee hour. The job description is posted on the cabinet door and there will be someone who will train the new volunteer. If you are willing, please contact Ursel Bloxsom at email@example.com
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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