South Bay Unitarian Fellowship

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Mission Statement  

We are a Unitarian Universalist community practicing acceptance, seeking diversity and encouraging spiritual growth. We are working toward a just, free and compassionate world. 

Values Statement

The South Bay Unitarian Fellowship (SBUF) embraces diversity in nature, and diversity of persons, ideas, beliefs, and spiritual practices. We affirm the Principles and Purposes of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). We joyfully cultivate our spirits, and seek simplicity in our lives. We freely exchange ideas in a lifelong, honest, logical search for truth that informs the personal values upon which we base our actions. We are committed to peaceful resolution of conflicts and a friendly, respectful reach for consensus. We strive to treat others as we wish to be treated, and to expand principles of social justice to the wider community. SBUF was founded in 1966.

SBUF Contact Information

Address: 2603 Mathews Avenue
Redondo Beach, California 90278
President: Eric LaScala
Phone: (310) 374-1451 Vice President: Peter Landecker*
E-mail:* Secretary: Nola Frame-Gray
UUA District: Pacific Southwest Treasurer: Lorna McClellan
Services: Sundays at 11:00 a.m. UUSC Rep and Webmaster: Peter Landecker

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You and your family are invited to attend any of our Sunday services or other activities. We hope to see you there!

To view a typical order of service, click here. The service starts at 11:00 a.m. and ends by 12:15 p.m.

During the pandemic, we are meeting via Zoom. Email if you would like an invitation.

Our spiritual leader is Unitarian Universalist Minister Jon Dobrer.

For information about the SBUF history, please click here.

News and Events

Our Newsletters used to contain detailed information about SBUF Sunday programs as well as other activities and notices.


We are meeting Sundays starting at 11:00 am, both in person and via Zoom starting 10/24. Please email if you are interested in participating via Zoom and are not yet on the email invitation list. You will then be sent a Zoom link just prior to each meeting.

Below is our schedule for our upcoming meetings:

11/7  Is the US heading toward a constitutional crisis? Part 2. A look at our political system in upcoming election cycles. This discussion will be led by Bob Johnson.

11/14  The Road Not Taken:  How a 60-Year-Old Screw Up and My Doctor Notes Address the Question of the SBUF Having In-Person Meetings.  A discussion led by Nola Frame-Gray.

11/21  UU Rev. Jon Dobrer, a Starr King and Theological Union graduate, served the UU Church in Fullerton from 1993-2014 retiring in June after 45 years in the ministry. We welcome Jon again. He has a very special way of thinking and sharing his thoughts.

11/28  The Complex Business of Vaccine Mandates. Eric LaScala will lead this discussion. 


We look forward to enjoying our weekly in-person Sunday morning meetings again starting October 24. We will simultaneously have our meetings available on Zoom (if you request a link). 

The following archive of previous newsletters shows some of the other topics we like to address in our programs.

About our Congregation  

The South Bay Unitarian Fellowship (SBUF) invites you to visit our inclusive community, and experience liberal religion.   Click here for information about the purpose and history of Unitarian Universalism in general and our SBUF organization in particular.


The meeting cottage is on the grounds of St. Paul's Methodist Church at the northeast corner of Mathews Avenue and Felton Lane.

Click here for directions and maps on how to get there. 

Other Interesting Places

  • Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)
  • UUA General Assembly (GA)
  • UUA Bookstore
  • Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)
  • Unitarian Universalist Historical Society
  • Pacific Southwest District (PSWD)
  • Camp de Benneville Pines
  • George de Benneville
  • Religious Tolerance Page on Unitarian Universalism
  • Pacific Unitarian Church (PUC)
  • Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica
  • First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles
  • List of Unitarians and Universalists


    Information and Comments about this Page


    We are updating our web pages regularly to include more activities and events. Please periodically check to see the latest.

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