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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People's Climate
This Sunday's Service
Update from the DRE
Stone Garden
Black & White Gala
Community Office Hours
Mission Peak UU Calendar
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September 17, 2014
Greetings!Jeremy Nickel  

Well it was another rocking weekend at Mission Peak UU, this time thanks to our own choir and especially the Peninsula Scottish Fiddlers, who played late into Saturday night at Cole Hall.  The music was truly excellent, and eventually the politely seated audience could stand it no more, and the chairs were moved away and a dance party broke out!  Not only was a very good time had by all, but our choir also raised a significant sum towards their goal of hiring a permanent choir director.

And the fun continues this weekend as we welcome for the first time to our pulpit our Ministerial Intern Dawn Fortune.  More info on their service can be found below, and it will also mark the first Sunday performance of our choir this year. 

On another note, if you are interested in joining a Mission Peak UU group that will be taking the BART to the People's Climate Change March in Oakland after the service this Sunday, please see another article below for more information.

Finally, I have updated the schedule for my community office hours which happen at various coffee shops around the community, please scroll to the very end of this email to find them.

That is all for now!

Yours in the unfolding,



Rev. Jeremy D. Nickel

Minister of Mission Peak UU Congregation

Fremont, CA.


Cell: 510.936.1632 


Preferred appointment times: Tue-Thur 11am-6pm


Available by appointment all days except Monday
People's Climate March - Oakland
Come March with us!

This Sunday, September 21, people from around the country will be converging on NYC for a massive march to bring attention to climate change.  While we can't all make it to the main event in NYC, we can join the thousands who are expected to be at our regional event in Oakland.  If anyone is interested in carpooling to the BART after our Sunday service,  and going to the march as a group, please plan on meeting in-front of the congregational office nearest the parking lot at 12 PM.  If anyone is willing to be the point person/guide/leader for the group, please send an email to minister@mpuuc.org.

Thank you - Rev. Jeremy D. Nickel
This Sunday's Service - September 21, 2014

Woven Paths and Traveling Mercies

Not all who wander are lost. Each of us travels our own journey of faith in our search for truth and meaning, braiding and weaving experiences, both shared and singular, into the tapestry of our individual theology.  It is important to be aware of mercy and grace as we travel, whether we
are in a position to give or to receive.

Leading the service will be Mission Peak UU Ministerial Intern Dawn Fortune and Worship Associate Rev. Jeremy D. Nickel.  Music will be provided by Peak Performers.
Update from the DRE
Update from the DRE!

Another exciting year in religious education has begun at Mission Peak. We started our fall curriculum on Sunday and it was a success.  If you haven't filled out a registration form for your children please find Allysson McDonald this Sunday September 21st. We are still in need for a few more teachers for later in the fall, if you are interested in teaching please call or email me. There will also be an opportunity for our youth to gather and have conversation about their hopes and desires for religious education this fall on September 28th during service.  


All the Best,


Elijah Stephens


Stone Garden
Update on the Stone Garden

Location: Stone Garden (on the corner of Mission and Mowry behind the Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic)


We have delivered over 619 pounds of fresh fruits and veggies to the food pantry at Tri-Cities! The Stone Garden has hit our goal of 500 pounds and there is more to come!


Next Work Party:

Saturday, September 20th 1:00-4:00pm

Looking for 6 volunteers to continue organizing reusable materials and place either in container or plastic shed. Continue organizing back fence and cover with mulch. Turn garden over - prep for fall garden. Finish painting the shipping container using white paint. Continue organizing the inside of shed/shipping container.


All skill levels! Bring clothes for painting!



Sunday, October 12th 11:30-1:30

Harvest Celebration at the Stone Garden

More details coming soon!


Join the Stone Garden Volunteer Email List:


Want to volunteer without getting dirty? We have that! Get details and the latest information by subscribing to the garden volunteer list (sent once a week):



Questions? Contact Deanna Kosaraju at dkosaraju@yahoo.com or 650-346-8601.

Stone Garden: Filming Video:  

Need people to act as volunteers in the Garden

Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 9am - 12pm

 Stone Garden: Corner of Mowry and Mission Blvd - Behind Veterinary Clinic

Please RSVP to Deanna Kosaraju (dkosaraju@yahoo.com)

LEAF will be shooting a video out at the Stone Garden and we are looking for people to act as volunteers working in various roles.

People are needed to come out and populate the garden. Everything will be staged to look like they are working in the garden; harvesting, cleaning up, working on the gate/trench, painting the container, etc. A member of the TriCity Volunteers Food Bank will also be on site for this effort.

* do not wear white clothing. 
* let us know you plan to be there so we can make certain we have enough people 
* carpool, if possible

Black & White Gala

Black & White Gala - Are You Crafty?



November 15th may seem like a long way off, but it's actually right around the corner.  You'll be hearing lots more from us about the Black & White Gala over the next two months, but right now...we need you to get those creative/crafty juices flowing and start making items for the boutique. Help your fellow MPUUC members locally source their holidays while supporting MPUUC. It's a win/win, but we can't do it without your handmade arts and crafts and goodies. Contact Deanna Kosaraju at dkosaraju@yahoo.com with any questions. Boutique items in the past include: jams, syrups, knitted and crocheted items, photography, candles and more! Tickets for the Gala will go on sale September 28th.

Community Office Hours
Rev. Nickel's upcoming schedule

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.

Wednesday, September 24
11 AM - 1 PM
Mission Coffee
151 Washington Blvd

Thursday, October 9
11 AM - 1 PM
Suju's (new location)
4949 Stevenson Blvd
Tuesday, October 21 - special commuter hours!
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Mission Coffee
151 Washington Blvd

Mission Peak UU
Calendar of Upcoming Events

Sept. 14
After Service Calendaring Event
COM Training 27
Oct. 1
Board Retreat11
Stone Garden Harvest Celebration
11:30-12:30 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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