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.


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This Week on the Peak - October 19, 2016
This Week on the Peak
Mission Peak UU - Fremont, CA
The Home of Liberal Religion in the Tri-Cities and Beyond!
October 19, 2016

Rev. Jeremy D. Nickel

As those of you know who joined us last Sunday, we are now in the midst of a month long experiment with having no printed Order of Service to distribute.  I know this is a big change for those who like to know what is coming, or just find it comforting to have something in their hands to fiddle with.  We have tried to address as many of these concerns as possible in advance, but we are still hoping that you will help us figure out how to improve even as the experiment is running.  

At the end of the month the Worship Team will circulate a formal request for feedback, but in the meantime feel free to email any thoughts to me, or write them down on Sunday in the worship diary that sits to the left of the chancel as you face it.

We have a lot going on, our Adult classes are in full swing for the fall quarter, the children's RE year has begun, and as always we have many dynamic and meaningful services planned for the coming weeks.  I hope to see you at one of these events soon!

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

My preferred pronouns are "He" "Him" and "His" please feel welcome to share yours with me.

Available by appt all days except Monday
This Sunday's Service

When Hope Is Hard to Find

Whether it is an affect of the 24/7 News cycle, the upcoming elections and related fear-mongoring, or a true reflection of reality, right now the world is full of a lot of stories that make it hard to have hope for a better future. In times such as these where does one turn to find the strength to keep struggling towards a light that can be hard to see? Well, coming to Mission Peak UU every Sunday is a great start (serioiusly) but if you brave the morning this week you will be rewarded with not only a warm heart, but a hopeful message. See you there!.

Leading the service will be Rev. Jeremy D. Nickel and Worship Associate Ilze Duarte.  Music will be provided by Eric Niessner. 

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Black & White Gala - Saturday, November 5, 6:00-9:30 pm

Follow the link to the Preliminary Auction Catalog for this year's Black & White Gala.  Have you been meaning to donate something, but keep forgetting? Do you wish there was something there that you don't see?  Don't be shy, let us know! Please email any donation write-ups or suggestions to Jen King.  If you'd like to donate something, but are having trouble coming up with an idea we can help with that too!  If we haven't heard from you then you will be hearing from us in the next week! :-)

Also, don't forget to buy your tickets for the Black & White Gala and sign up for Childcare (at $5 per child for the whole evening it's a STEAL!).  Purchasing your tickets early helps us to estimate the correct amounts of food, beverage, etc. and helps us save money.

Black & White Gala Boutique Work Group #2 - This coming Sunday!

Join us at Jen & Melissa's home on Sunday, October 23 at 2:00 to help assemble items for the Boutique for the Black & White Gala.  We will have yummy snacks, fun beverages, and great company.  If you have quart jars that you are willing to donate they will be gratefully accepted.  We hope you'll join us!

NEW TO UU Class - Saturday, Nov 19 from 10 AM to 12 noon

Are you new to Unitarian Universalism or to Mission Peak UU?

Are you seeking and questioning and want to learn more?
Join Reverend Jeremy and other congregation leaders to learn about the history of Unitarian Universalism, our Mission Peak Congregation, congregational activities and more by attending the New to UU class on Nov 19 at the church. Everyone is welcome to attend. A signup sheet will be available at the Welcome Table on Sunday mornings or you can email   membership@mpuuc.org  or call the office at 510-252-1477 and let us know you will be attending. Light refreshments will be provided. Childcare will be available with at least one week notice.

Request for Class Proposals - Adult Education - Winter 2017

The Adult Education Committee is seeking proposals for classes for the Winter quarter - Jan through March of 2017. This is an opportunity for you to share what you know with others.
Past topics have included Buddhist meditation, healthy eating, art and spirituality, the Enneagram, Poems, and celebration of the sacred feminine. Classes can vary from one-time events to meeting every week.
How can you submit a proposal? Contact Linda Messia at 510 792-1539 or email her   lmessia@yahoo.com with your course information.
Please submit your proposal no later than Nov 5th. Thank you!

Mission Peak NVC Training
Worship Associate Training

Do you like to act, tell stories, or lead group experiences?  Are you creative, and have ideas about our Sunday services?  While you may never have thought you'd be good at planning or leading our worship experience, you may be exactly who we are looking for. Come to this no-obligation, no-strings-attached training lead by Rev. Jeremy on Saturday, November 5 from 10 AM - 12 PM in Cole Hall and find out!

Community Office Hours
Rev. Jeremy'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, November 2 
12 PM - 2 PM 
Mission Coffee 
151 Washington Blvd

Thursday, November 17 
4 PM - 6 PM
Mission Coffee
151 Washington Blvd

Mission Peak UU 
Calendar of Upcoming Events 

Oct. 16
Worship Meeting / Cole Hall 11:30-1 pm

Sing-a-long with Jo Ann and Jackie / Jo Ann's home 7-9 pm 
The Enneagram - Defense Mechanisms / Linda's Home 7-9 pm 

Your Own Theology Ockerman 7/8  7-9 pm
Poems / private home 7-9 pm
A Long Strange Trip / Eric's Home  7-9 pm   

Nov. 1
A Long Strange Trip / Eric's Home  7-9 pm 
Jeremy's Coffee
 Hours 12:00-
2:00 pm
Mission Coffee
Your Own Theology Ockerman 7/8  7-9 pm
Worship Assoc.
Training 10:00-
 pm / Cole Hall

Black & White Gala 6:00-

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
or  click here to contact us directly  

Mission Peak UU
2950 Washington Blvd in Fremont, CA.