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This Week on the Peak - July 27, 2016

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This Sunday's Service
Cole Hall Garden
General Assembly
Invitation to Participate
Board Meeting
Niles Flea Market
Black & White
Mission Peak UU Calendar
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 July 27, 2016


It has been three years since I last served on the Board. After attending the first of the Strategic Planning Task Force's round table discussions I found myself becoming extremely excited about the possibilities presented by the task force. I found I wanted to be a part of the new governance structure and I really believed in this new process, I feel with hard work by dedicated individuals this new structure will be good for the congregation. By forming the councils, the committees can all work to a common goal and the Board can focus on the vision of the congregation.

This is an exciting time for Mission Peak and I am glad to be a participant in the process. This is a chance to build a solid foundation that will get the congregation and its leadership moving in the same direction. I look forward to being on this journey with all of you.

Michealle Havenhill


This Sunday's Service - July 31, 2016

Fear and Prejudice

'Just Mercy', the U-U common read book this past year, centers on the story of a Black man convicted of murder and sentenced to death despite the fact that the Prosecutor and others knew he was innocent. In a discussion group, among the questions asked were: "How can they live with their consciences?" and "What can we do?" Answering these questions, to the best of our limited abilities, can provide valuable insight, and can guide us forward.

Leading the service will be Paul K. Davis and Worship Associate Allysson McDonald.  Music will be provided by Eric Niessner. 
Cole Hall Garden

Cole Hall Garden News

Hello from the Cole Hall Garden

The tomatoes and squash are doing well- as you may have noticed on the Garden Share Table the last 2 Sundays.

Neither Mark or Valerie will be at Service on Sunday- so if you want tomatoes, herbs, or a zucchini - please go out to the garden on Sunday and harvest for yourself.  (The Butternut squash are not ripe for another 3 weeks.)

The children are encouraged to eat the little Sun Gold cherry tomatoes and the berries 
right off the vine.  As always- be careful around the berries- those are seriously sharp

Best to All-

Mark & Valerie
General Assembly

General Assembly

Last Sunday Holly Ito and I spoke about the General Assembly (GA) of the UUA that we attended in Columbus, Ohio in June.  As promised, here are some links to online recordings of important GA sessions:
Main page for General Assembly 2016 Online: www.uua.org/ga/off-site/2016 

Public Witness Event for Black Lives Matter with Rev.  Dr.  William J. Barber:  www.uua.org/multiculturalism/ga/emergence 

Service of the Living Tradition: www.uua.org/ga/off-site/2016/worship/slt
Invitation to Participate

Invitation to Participate

Everyone Welcome! Would you like to know more about or social justice programs at Mission Peak UU? Would you like to know how you can be involved in helping us live our mission statement in the world? Sit in on our summer Social Justice Meeting on Sunday, July 31, following the morning service. Please contact Allysson McDonald if you have any questions.

Board Meeting

Mission Peak UU August Monthly Board Meeting  

The Mission Peak UU Board will meet Tuesday evening, August 9 at Cory Cooke'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 Melissa Holmes at president@mpuuc.org
Niles Flea Market

Love junk? Got junk?

Help Mission Peak Raise Money at the Niles Flea Market!
This summer we will make our first ever attempt at participating in the annual Niles Flea Market, a giant neighborhood-wide rummage sale to be held on Saturday, August 27. If you are not familiar with this event, it is part of a two-day bargain-hunting marathon (Sunday is the Antique Fair) that draws tens of thousands of people to the Niles area at the end of every August. Because the event is well-established, it will be easier than a stand-alone rummage sale, but to make it a success, we still need your help with the following:
  • Donations: Furniture, household items, quality clothing, sports and camping equipment, vintage treasures, kids' items, and more. Please make sure any items you want to donate are in good, clean, usable condition. We will begin collecting items two weeks before the rummage sale.
  • Volunteers: Many fun, short-term volunteering opportunities with this project.
    • Artists needed! We could use a couple signs for our sale, and besides letting people know about the goodies for sale, this is a great chance to get Mission Peak's name out into the community!
    • Are you a yard sale veteran (or just watch a lot of Antiques Roadshow or Price is Right)? Help us sort and price items the weekend before the rummage sale.
    • Have an eye for display (or willing to pitch in anyways)? Help us set up the items in an organized manner for sale. Will likely happen the evening before the sale, or possibly early Saturday morning.
    • Love to be where the action is? Help us staff the sale! If we have multiple helpers, the shifts can be short and you'll have plenty of time to scout out the sales yourself.
    • Haulers: If you have a pickup or large vehicle that could assist with transport for any larger items, please let us know. We can work around your schedule to get donations where they need to go.
  • Got shed? If you have a little spare space in your garage or shed, we could use a few places (hopefully Niles area or close by) to store and consolidate donated items for the two weeks before the rummage sale. We promise to remove all items by the day of the sale and leave no junk behind. 
  • Beg, Borrow, or Steal: (Okay, not that last one.) We will need the temporary use of a few pop-up canopies for shade, and a number of folding tables, clothing racks, and clean tarps.
Please contact Lisa Newstrom as soon as possible if you can help with any of the above. lmnewstrom@gmail.com or 607-339-5573.
Black & White

Black & White Auction - It's Time to Start Planning!! 

November may seem very far away at this point, but from an event planning point of view it's right around the corner and we need to have an extremely successful event this year to help out with our budget deficit.  If you are interested in helping to plan the Black & White Auction, please contact Jen King ASAP (She will be heading it up again this year).  Also, start thinking about what services you'd like to donate for the auction and/or what items (jewelry, cards, jams, pottery, knitted items, etc.) you would like to donate for the boutique and start creating them now!  Jen would also like to hear any ideas you may have for additions/changes to the Black & White Auction format. Let's get excited and make this year's event the biggest and best ever!

Mission Peak UU

Calendar of Upcoming Events

July 24








Social Justice Meeting 7:30 pm (MPUUC Office)

August 1





MPUUC Camping Trip


MPUUC Camping Trip



Camping Trip



Board Meeting 7 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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