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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Adult Education
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LEAF Stone Garden
Summer Culture Camp
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Adult Education Video
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May 20, 2015
Greetings!Rev. Jeremy D. Nickel  


As you may have heard, Mission Peak UU is in the process of choosing our new Social Justice focus for the coming congregational year.  After a very successful pilot project with the Stone Garden, which we will continue to send volunteers to, last Sunday in the worship service we began investigating projects that our members and friends would like to get involved with.    


After starting with nine areas we quickly narrowed down to three: Water Justice, Housing Justice and Mental Health.


The Social Justice Committee is now reviewing the information that we gathered and will get  back to the congregation soon.


In the meantime, if you are here on this Memorial Day Weekend, bring your guests and come join us for a fun intergenerational service this Sunday (more details below).   


I hope to see you soon!


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
This Sunday's Service -  May 24, 2015

The Danger of a Single Story

We are told that history is written by the winners. While on the one hand we live in a time of unprecedented access to a plurality of voices, the power to control how history is told is as important, and divisive, as ever. Let's explore what happens when history becomes the narrative of one voice rather than many as we recount the story of our own country. 


Leading the service will be Rev. Jeremy D. Nickel and Worship Associate Paul K. Davis. Music will be provided by Eric Niessner. 

*Today is an intergenerational service, which means all the children will attend the whole service, sitting with their parents. Young children may go to the nursery.  

Adult Education

How To Deal With Adult Bullying in the Workplace

Sunday May 31     11:30 - 1:00     Ockerman Bldg 3/4      
Fee: $20 for materials

Techniques to address workplace bullying, including a description of the signs and impacts of this common issue  


Fee covers the printing cost of handouts. Course materials are certified for HR and legal continuing education credits.


Nicole B. Mason is a business operations strategist, former General Counsel to a technology company, and author of the new book Enhance Employee Engagement: Future Proof Company Strategies. She was also a contributing author to the best-selling book, Spirit of Success. Nicole founded Omnivantage Business Professionals, a growth strategy consulting and corporate training firm that helps companies and organizations overcome diversity, communication and productivity challenges, to improve quality, efficiency and profitability. Nicole is a licensed attorney with the State Bar of California and an active member of a number of professional organizations. She regularly gives seminars to corporations, universities and professional associations. Many of her trainings are certified for CLE and HR CE credits.


Family members and friends of MPUUC members are eligible.


Please contact Linda Messia at 510 792-1539 lmessia@yahoo.com or to sign up.

Board Meeting
Mission Peak UU June Monthly Board Meeting

The Mission Peak UU Board will meet Thursday evening, June 4 at Colleen Arnold'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.

*Please note June board meeting is meeting the first Thursday of the month instead of the 2nd Thursday of the month. 
Leaf Stone Garden
Leaf Stone Garden Update 

Keeping a garden running is never-ending. Just ask the volunteers who helped out last Saturday, 5/16. The group also planted more squash, beans and cucumbers. Great job everyone!

There is no work party this weekend due to Memorial Weekend. The next work party is on 5/30 - please rsvp 1 week prior if you plan on attending.

For more information, please go to the LEAF website at www.fremontleaf.org or contact Mellicent Fraticelli at melfraticelli@comcast.net.  


Also, visit Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/423124737822704/?pnref=lhc for the latest postings.



Casey Kwinn pulling weeds
Casey Kwinn pulling weeds

Irvington High School's Interact Club pulling weeds

Summer Culture Camp
Summer Culture Camp Teachers Needed!

Interested in learning more about other cultures or been to a specific country outside the United States? The Children and Youth RE program will be hosting a culture camp during Sunday service from June to August. If you are interested in sharing about your trip or facilitating a discussion about a different culture with some of Mission Peak's incredible young people please get in touch with the DRE. I will have sign-up sheets available after service this Sunday. Our goal is to give our fall and spring teachers the summer off. This is an opportunity for those who haven't been teaching this past school year to get involved in the lives of our young people.  


All the Best,

Eli Stephens




Sunday Services Volunteers
Sunday Services Committee

We are in need of a few volunteers on the 4th Sunday of the month for the positions listed below.  Please contact  Yvonne Hughes, Sunday Services Team Coordinator @ yvonnehughes47@comcast.net if you can help.

1. A Coffee prep/ Clean-up person to replace Mari-Lyn Harris


2. Someone to bring Goodies to replace Jeff Goby
NAMIWalk 2015  
NAMIWalk 2015 - the Peak Survivors

Katherine Rubie and Kathryn Lum are walking for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) because we want to let people who are suffering from mental illness know that they are not alone - that there are people out there who understand what they are going through and who can help them to survive and recover.

NAMI offers vital free classes and support groups for those living with mental health challenges and their families.  They also are very active in advocating for legal issues on behalf of the mentally ill.  They never charge for their services - they are a nationwide grassroots organization that gets all its funding from donations.

Would you be willing to help support us by making a donation or by joining us as a walker in the annual San Francisco Bay Area NAMIWalk?  It is scheduled for Saturday, May 30th in Golden Gate Park.  All proceeds will go to benefit the local Alameda County chapter of NAMI.

To donate to or to join Mission Peak's walking team (we're called the Peak Survivors), go to the website namiwalks.nami.org/mpuuc.  Alternatively, you can give one of us a check payable to NAMIWalk SFBay Area.  Thank you very much!

Adult Education Video
Missing Video

A six part video series that was purchased by Adult Re titled "Long Strange Trip" is missing from our inventory.  If you know the whereabouts of the video series, please contact Sandra @ office@mpuuc.org.

Thank you.
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.

Wednesday, June 10  
1 - 3 PM 
4949 Stevenson Blvd

Thursday, July 2   
2 - 4 PM 
7324 Thornton Ave 

Thursday, July 16   
11 AM - 1 PM
Mission Coffee  
151 Washington Blvd 

Thursday, August 27
11 AM - 1 PM 
Mission Coffee 
151 Washington Blvd 
Mission Peak UU
Calendar of Upcoming Events

May 17
Exploring Mortality 11:30-1 pm

Jeremy's Coffee Hours 1-3 pm
Buddhist Meditation and Study Group 7-9 pm

Buddhist Meditation and Study Group 7-9 pm

How to deal with Adult Bullying in the workplace 11:30-1 pm
June 1
Buddhist Meditation and Study Group 7-9 pm

Board Meeting 7:00 pm
Men's Breakfast 8-9 am

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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