Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Fremont, California       A spiritual community of open minds,
                                  nurturing growth and healing in ourselves and all people.
Welcome! If you are looking for a liberal church or fellowship southeast of San Francisco, we are Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, in Fremont, California

We are looking for a half-time Director of Religious Education to guide our children's and youth programs starting in August.

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In This Issue
Children at Mission Peak UU
This Sunday's Service
Backpack Drive
Mental Health Ministry
Choir Benefit Concert
Community Office Hours
Mission Peak UU Calendar
Abod Quick Links
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July 16, 2014
Greetings!  
 
Hi, I'm Patricia- your new Mission Peak UU Board Secretary. I'm fascinated by the transcendental but sometimes opaque nature of counterknowledge & public discourse in socially mediated spaces which simulate (but don't engender) anarchist-like public spheres.
Just kidding. 

Really, I'm just a regular old human, working too much at a nonprofit and trying to find peace and happiness like everyone else.  My biggest wish from Mission Peak UU is to know more of you. So when you see me, please come up and tell me something about yourself.

I do realize each of us must give and pitch in whatever ways we can to create the best Mission Peak UU possible. So I've taught some RE classes, worked on the mission statement and now I'm happy to give a few hours a month for the next year as Secretary.
I type with only 4 fingers but I do it really fast so it should work out fine.

- Patricia Osage 
Important Update
Children at Mission Peak UU

Do you feel like our congregation's youth are the future of our church? Have you always wondered what exactly it is that we are teaching our children in our Religious Education classes? Do you want to make a huge difference in the lives of our kids and families at Mission Peak UU?

 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then becoming a Religious Education teacher is for you! We are in real need of wonderful people just like you to help teach our children about our Unitarian Universalist values.  The more people who sign up, the less Sundays each person has to teach! We are trying to make it so that no one has to teach more than six Sundays between September and the end of January.  That is only about one Sunday a month....

 

There are two teachers per class and class size ranges from 4-10 kids each Sunday.  We are breaking the classes down into three groups.  There are the youngest, who are kindergarten - 2nd grade, then the next age group is 3rd- 5th grade, and finally we have the 6th - 8th grade group.   Each class is made up of bright, curious kids who are really fun to teach.

 

We will also have a class for high schoolers, but it will follow a different format, and will require less teachers.

 

This year we are teaching about Unitarian Universalist principles.  We will be using curriculum from the UUA which can be viewed online. To find out more, go to http://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/index.shtml  We will be teaching the curricula "Wonderful Welcome", "Sing the Power" and "Amazing Grace".  You can look at each one online and see which one resonates with you.

 

Over the next few weeks, we will have sign up sheets after the service for people to sign up. The children's RE committee will also be calling people in the congregation, so please don't be surprised to hear from us!  Together, we can all make a difference.  If you have any questions, or would like to find out more, please e-mail nataliehcampbell@yahoo.com  

 

This Sunday's Service - July 20, 2014

The Meaning of Life Is Easy

So many of us are trying to figure out what the meaning of life is. The Dalai Lama actually revealed the answer to that question at the top of a ski slope in Santa Fe, NM several decades ago. Come hear what he was doing up there, and why he says the answer is easy, the problem is, it may not be the right question.

 

Leading the service will be Rev. Jeremy D. Nickel and Worship Associate Holly Ito.  Music will be provided by Shauna Pickett-Gordon.
Interfaith Counseling Center
Update on Connections!

Connections has received an anonymous donation of $110,000. It's wonderful and we are awestruck. That begins to solve our teeny, tiny problem about money, doesn't it
? At least we now have the financial resources to meet our start-up costs and the first six months of operation.
You may remember that Jeremy and Barbara created a crowd sourcing video for a new UUA fundraising idea. They launched Faithify at General Assembly. If you haven't seen it, check out this link:
Connections could raise more than $10,000 to purchase furniture and to decorate the center. But we only get the money if we raise
$10,000 in pledges by August 25 (less than 6 weeks away). The video and web page are geared toward UU's and they tell a story of our congregation. Would you please send this link to family and friends, saying a little about Connections and saying a lot about Mission Peak UU?

Thank you,

Terri King and Wayne Lowe
Backpack Drive

Please Participate in Mission Peak UU School Backpack Drive!

July 13th- August 24th

 

We are partnering with Abode Services in Fremont to help get backpacks and supplies into the hands of the kids who need them most. Abode helps many families throughout the Bay Area. Over three hundred of their clients are children. These children's families have a hard time paying rent, paying utilities, and putting food on the table - much less paying for school supplies for their kids.

 

Won't you please help us make a difference? We will be collecting backpacks over the next month. If you are interested, please take a tag. Each tag has a school supply list on it. There will be assorted supply lists for different grades. Take the tag with you, buy a backpack (you can decide if it is for a boy or a girl or neutral) and fill it with the required supplies. Then return the bag to us no later than Sunday, August 24th.

 

If you are not able to purchase supplies yourself, but would like to participate, you can make out a check to Missiib Peak UU, and put it in the envelope next to the backpack tags. Please make a note in the memo line "backpack drive" so we can keep track of the funds.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Natalie Campbell at nataliehcampbell@yahoo.com  

Mental Health Ministry
Mental Health Ministry - New Mental Health Video - Faces of Hope and Resilience - Felicia Williams

Meet Felicia Williams, a loving mother of a son with mental health challenges, talk about her lived experience. She tells of finally finding adequate resources and making lifestyle changes that enable her and her son to begin to thrive. Consumers, have your family members watch this; Felicia is a role model for family members in similar situations.

 

 

Rev. Barbara F. Meyers
Community Minister
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!

 

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
   
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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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