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
Choir Benefit Concert
Adult Education Classes
Community Office Hours
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August 13, 2014

Greetings from the tail end of summer!  As students, parents, and teachers look forward to another school year, I'm looking forward to a year of learning a new role in our community: as a member of the Mission Peak Board of Trustees. Right now I am in Minnesota, where I grew up, about to begin a three-day canoe trip to the Boundary Waters. I'm excited to bring back some fresh lake water for our Mission Peak water service in September. I will also be thinking about what parts of my lived experience I can bring back to help me weave my own thread into the fabric of our community. I hope that the next year brings us all a chance to learn from each other and strengthen that fabric. As the voyageurs say: Hé ho, here we go!


Lisa Newstrom

Mission Peak Boardmember

This Sunday's Service - August 17, 2014

Behind the Kitchen Door

The Social Justice Committee read this year's UU common-read book "Behind the Kitchen Door" by Sara Jayaraman which deals with exploitive working conditions in the restaurant industry. Today, we'll share what we learned and show you how to get involved.


Leading the service will be Rev. Barbara F. Meyers and Worship Associate Allysson McDonald.  Music will be provided by Mark Kahn.
Compassion for Ourselves

As we strive to live compassionately and courageously while working for a nonviolent, just and sustainable world....maybe we could start with compassion for ourselves.


Check your calendar and consider marking Saturday, September 6, as a great opportunity for your own development!   


LaShelle Lowe-Charde is returning to Cole Hall to lead a class called "Compassion for Yourself:  A One Day Workshop in Self Empathy."    See http://www.wiseheartpdx.org/event/92 for more details.  If you've been to any of her past workshops, you know this will be well worth your while.

Please invite your friends, register in advance, and bring a sack lunch.  See you there!

Choir Benefit Concert!
Mark Your Calendars

The Peninsula Scottish Fiddlers will be coming to Mission Peak UU on Saturday, September 13 right here at Cole Hall! This is a fund raiser for the choir, whose beloved director, Pat Rodgers, moved to the Pacific Northwest this Summer. We plan to hold as near a normal choir schedule as possible this fall with some volunteer conducting and as much paid conducting as the funds raised at this concert will allow.

The program, which will start at 7:00 pm, will include fantastic traditional Scottish tunes, a festive intermission with desserts, then Scottish country dance demonstrations and instruction. The evening will close with dancing open to all. The choir will also join the fiddlers for at least one tune. Other details are being worked out, so stay tuned.

The Fiddlers performed for a service some months ago and were a big hit. You'll want to come and invite all your friends!
Adult Education Classes

Adult Education Classes

Fall Quarter 2014 


The Adult Education Committee is very pleased to offer these classes for the fall quarter, beginning in September. For complete information please go to mpuuc.org and look under Activities, then Adult Education. (This should be available by August 8.)


You may sign up for classes using the signup sheets on Sunday mornings beginning August 10, or by calling Linda Messia at 510.792.1539.


Building Your Own Theology

Jeremy Nickel

Tuesday 7-9 p.m., Oct. 7 & 21; Nov. 4 & 18; 12 spaces


Introduction to the Enneagram

Linda Messia

Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m.; Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30; Oct 14; 12 spaces


Buddhist Mediation and Dharma Study

Eric Dittmar

Thursday 7-9 p.m.; Weekly, Sept. 4 - Dec. 18 (No class Nov. 27); 20 spaces


Your Life's Journey or A Goal Laid Out Using Collage

Joanne Landers

Two possible series: Thursday 7-9 p.m.; Oct. 2, 9, 16, & 23


Friday 10-noon; Oct. 3, 10, 17 & 24; 12 spaces


The Mystery of Aging

Jackie and John Porter

Sundays 7-9 p.m.: Sept. 14 & 28, Oct. 12 & 26, Nov. 9 & 23; 8 spaces


Good Grief Support Group

Karen Sandstrom McVey

Thursday 7-8:30 p.m.; Sept. 4 & 18; Oct. 2 & 16; Nov 6 & 20; Dec 4 & 18

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.

Coffee Hours to resume in the Fall
Mission Peak UU
Calendar of Upcoming Events

August 10



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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