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This Week on the Peak - September 28, 2016
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Greetings from your community minister!  This week marks the last week that the Connections Counseling Center is in operation.  In this venture, we did planning for about 3 years and were in operation for almost 2 years.  We provided the community with about 1500 counseling visits, we educated a number of therapists in spiritually integrated counseling, skills they will take as they move on, we started a number of community groups that will continue on elsewhere.  I certainly learned a lot, lessons that I will take with me.  While we would have liked for it to continue longer, I am choosing to look at this as a qualified success: the best parts of what we did are living on in other venues.  I am very happy that I had the opportunity to work on such an ambitious project and that the congregation supported it so faithfully.  On behalf of the people we served, and those who will continue being served, thank you.
 
Rev. Barbara F. Meyers
This Sunday's Service



Dreams, Myth and Social Change

Dreams, Myth and Social Change. Working to understand one's dreams can promote personal growth, lead to seeing the role of myth in life, and promote social change.

Leading the service will be Rev. Dr. Jeremy Taylor and Worship Associate Rev. Barbara F. Meyers.  Music will be provided by Jay Steele 

 
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Build Your Own Theology 

Come join Rev. Jeremy and friends from the Mission Peak UU community as we explore our beliefs together.  Now adults get an opportunity to experience what our youth do as part of their Coming of Age journey, exploring the big questions of life and writing a credo statement representing their beliefs.

For four alternating Thursdays through October and November we will move through different activities and writing exercises and finish the course with a completed belief statement so we can start telling the world what we believe in, and not just what we don't!  If you are interested please rsvp to minister@mpuuc.org by noon on Tuesday, October 4 at the latest.

Details:
Thursdays,  Oct 6 & 20; Nov 3 & 17 at 7 PM
In Classroom 7/8 across from Cole Hall

 
Ken Burn's new film about us!

As we have been eagerly anticipating for months, Ken Burns new film about Unitarian's Martha and Waitstill Sharp is here.  While you can catch it on PBS, you can also join us at Mission Peak UU, here are the details:

When: 
Saturday evening, October 8
Doors open at 5 PM
Movie begins at 5:30 PM

Where: Cole Hall

We will provide the pizza, popcorn and drinks! 

Suggested donation is $5/person but no one will be turned away

Bring friends to this fun event!

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

The Black & White Gala, MPUUC's social event of the year, is right around the corner.  The evening consists of a live auction, a boutique, a basket raffle, and yummy refreshments (a dessert buffet, beer & wine, and non-alcoholic beverages).   Attendees are encouraged to wear black and white - as formal or casual or crazy as you'd like.   This year's event will be held  at the brand new Dominican Center located just up the hill from Cole Hall at the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Motherhouse.   The event will start at 6:00 pm and run until about 9:30 pm. Tickets are $25 each or you can purchase a table of 5 for $100.  We encourage you to invite friends. Childcare will be provided at our very own Cole Hall for $5 per child.   Tables, where you can purchase tickets and sign up for donations and volunteer opportunities,
will be set up outside Cole Hall during coffee hour every Sunday through the end of October. We need YOU to make this event a SUCCESS!!

Black & White Gala Boutique Work Groups

Looking for a way to help out with the Black & White Gala? We've got the perfect opportunity for you. Come help us make items for the Boutique!  You don't need to be terribly crafty or artistic.  You just need to be willing to pitch in and help and be able to follow instructions. We will have sign-up sheets at the ticket sales table after the service on Sunday.  The two work groups are as follows:

- Thursday, October 13 @ 6:00 pm (if you can't make it until later that's fine) @ Jen King's home we will be assembling photo cards and miscellaneous notecard packets.  We will provide all the materials, but if you have miscellaneous blank notecards lying around that you don't plan on using, please bring them.

- Sunday, October 23 @ 2:00 pm @ Jen King's home we will be assembling cookie mix, dip mix, mulling spices, and other sundry recipes in decorative jars. We will provide all the materials. Closer to the date we may provide a list of items we need people to donate.

Many hands make light work (and fun beverages and snacks make for happy workers :-) We hope that you will join us! 

 

Prosperity Visualization Workshop

October 2, 2016
12-1 pm; Cole Hall

 
I'll be leading a Prosperity Visualization to help us all to overcome our struggles of not enough money or whatever else that you want to have more of. We'll be creating a picture/vision of what we want and focusing on this for 30 days. Then regroup to share our results.

Please rsvp to Mari-Lyn Harris @ soulconfidential@gmail.com

2017 International Women's Convocation - Early Bird Deadline Sept. 30

February 16-19, 2017
Asilomar, Pacific Grove, California

The theme of the Convocation is Weaving Global Partnerships... Forging a Just Future Together. The Convocation will offer community and connection, information and inspiration, as well as motivation and momentum that lead to action and change. We are expecting more than 500 U*U women, mostly from the U.S... Continue reading 2017 International Women's Convocation - Early Bird Deadline Sept. 30 on UUA.org.


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!

Dream-work Workshop with Rev. Dr. Jeremy Taylor

Working with dreams on your own, or in a group.  All dreams come for our health and wholeness and only the dreamer knows for sure what his/her dream means. The Workshop will be a combination of lecture and experiential dream work.  Bring a dream to "put in the hat," if you like.  Open to all, no experience needed.

World-renowned dream-worker Rev. Dr. Jeremy Taylor has been deciphering dreams for 40 years and has written several books and taught seminary courses on the subject.  We are very fortunate to have him leading a workshop at Cole Hall to teach working with dreams.    He says: " Working with dreams means remembering and exploring the dreams from sleep with an eye to their deeper meanings.  Each one of us is uniquely blind to the deeper meanings of our own dreams, and dream work helps us see what amazing gifts are there, just below the surface of 'manifest content' and obvious appearance. "

Come explore how to understand the meanings of your own dreams and gain some insight into the creativity that lies within.

Friday, September 30, 7-9 pm, Saturday, October 1, 9 am - 5 pm in Cole Hall

Cost: Sliding scale $50 - $100.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Bring your lunch on Saturday.

Contact:  Rev. Barbara F. Meyers at: com_minister@mpuuc.org  or 510-796-5722 for reservations.

Rev. Dr. Taylor and Rev. Barbara Meyers will also lead worship at MPUUC on Sunday, October 2 on the subject of Dream-Work.
 
Rev. Barbara F. Meyers
Community Minister
 

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, October 5
12 PM - 2 PM
Slap Face Coffee
37324 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont


Wednesday, October 19
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Mission Coffee
151 Washington Blvd
Fremont


Wednesday, November 2 
12 PM - 2 PM 
Mission Coffee 
151 Washington Blvd
Fremont


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


 
Mission Peak UU 
Calendar of Upcoming Events 


SUN MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT
Sept. 25
26
Poems / private home 7-9 pm 
27
A Long Strange Trip / Ockerman 3/4  7-9 pm 
28
29
30
Dream Work
Work
shop
7-9 pm 
Oct. 1
Dream Work Workshop 9-5 pm 

2
Prosperity Visualization Workshop / Cole Hall 12-1 pm 
3
4
The Enneagram - Defense Mechanisms / Linda's Home 7-9 pm
5
Jeremy's Coffee
 Hours 12-2 pm
Slap Face Coffee
6
Build
Your Own Theology Ockerman 7/8  7-9 pm
7
8
New to UU / Cole Hall 10-12 pm

Defying the Nazis: The Sharps'
 War / Cole Hall 5-9 pm
9
10
Poems / private home 7-9 pm  

11
A Long Strange Trip / Ockerman 3/4  7-9 pm  

12
13
14
15

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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Mission Peak UU
2950 Washington Blvd in Fremont, CA.