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    MEETINGS: 11:00 a.m. SUNDAY at 2603 Mathews, Redondo Beach*sbuf

    SBUF Telephone Information: (310) 374-1451
    President: Les Berg

    Newsletter: Penny Hendricks Mailing: Chuck Hendricks

    July - August 2000

    "We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are."

    Anais Nin


    July 9 - STARTING FROM SCRATCH: HOW TO BEGIN YOUR OWN R.E. PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH - This is the title of a UUA book describing the sort of journey that Bill Nunan, Eve Ahlers, Tommy, Sammy, Mariel, and hopefully other friends, old and new, will begin in September. Today Bill will lead a discussion of religious education and its effects on SBUF. Moderator: Bill Nunan

    July 16 - A LIBERAL DOSE OF UU’S - Les Berg will tell us all about the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly, held in Nashville, Tennessee last month. Come to learn about this huge gathering of a small denomination. Moderator: Les Berg

    July 23 - CONFLICT RESOLUTION - Ted and Marilyn Doty will share their experiences teaching conflict resolution to 5th graders in Carson for the past 4 years. The 5th grade volunteers then teach the same conflict resolution skills to students in grades 1-4. Moderator: Lorna McClellan

    July 30 - HOW MANY CLARINETS IN A CLARINET TRIO? And what the dickens is a basset horn? Answers from Mozart by way of Richard Johnson. Moderator: Rich Johnson

    August 6 - YOUR HEALTH AND WELL BEING - Come with your best ideas: what works for you. Share your experiences and information. If you have a recent article pertaining to health, diet, etc. bring it. Do you remember to take your Gingko? Is there anything that you do or have done differently that changed the quality of you life? Moderator: Penny Hendricks

    August 13 - DIM SUM - Come enjoy a special Chinese treat at the China Grill in the Manhattan Village Shopping Center - across from the mall - next to the California Pizza Kitchen. Also served are delicious Chinese lunches at a moderate price. Call Beth Perkins DIM SUM at 11:00 a.m.

    August 20 - GIVE LIFE THE SHAPE OF JUSTICE - Come to celebrate the 60 years of international projects and courageous advocacy of our Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. Moderator: Lorna McClellan






    July 9

    Richard Johnson

    Beth P.

    July 16

    Les Berg

    Les B.

    July 23

    Marilyn Doty

    Beth P.

    July 30

    Bob Johnson

    Lorna Mc.

    Aug. 6

    Marian Kerr


    Aug. 13


    Beth P.

    Aug. 20

    Peter Landecker

    Les Berg

    Aug. 27

    Lorna McClellan




    *****ATTENTION: For Openers and Refreshment persons: *****

    OPENERS arrive at 10:30, unlock doors, cabinet, put out sign, start water, put on tablecloth, set up cups, coffee, etc. for the refreshments. Please light the fellowship candle.

    REFRESHMENTS need to arrive by 10:45. Please arrange a trade if you cannot attend or clean up on the day assigned. When you bring refreshments, it is your turn to be responsible for the clean up of the entire refreshment table including the coffee water and supplies. If you need help, just ask. By the way, thank-you very much!!!

    If you cannot bring refreshments on the date listed in the newsletter, you may call someone and trade with them for another date that is more convenient.

    ********************CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS*********************

    July 16 - BOARD MEETING on Sunday, in Mathews Cottage, following the program.

    August 20 -25 - PSWIRL This year the Theme Speaker will again be Jeremy Taylor. For a revitalizing and refreshing week in a spectacular natural setting this is a special place with special people. Call Beth Swanson, registrar, and find out how you can participate, at 310-830-0717.

    ******************COMMUNICATION CORNER*******************

    ABOUT PROGRAMS: Is there a topic that you would like to see offered for discussion? Is there a speaker that you would like to see invited back? Do you have a special interest that you would like to share? Lorna McClellan has been doing a really great job coming up with the variety of programs that we have enjoyed in the last two years, but we all could help her by giving her our ideas and feedback. (Perhaps we could also let her know her effort is very much appreciated.) If you have an idea, call Lorna.

    Les Berg underwent cataract surgery on Thursday, July 6.

    Bea Schwartz has been has been dealing with very painful foot problems.

    Richard Johnson and Lorna McClellan just returned from a trip north to Washington and beyond. They spent some traveling time with Eric Johnson. They also stopped for a visit with Art Schwartz.

    Penny and Chuck Hendricks are heading for Greece again mid-August.

    About our fellowship: As you know, our membership is high in quality, but limited in quantity. Please come to Sunday meetings whenever you can. More is better: more energy, more ideas, more hugs, more discussion. Your participation is valued. Hope to see more of you!






    Unitarian Universalist Principles and Purposes

    We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote:

    The living tradition we share draws from many sources:

    Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces that create and uphold life;

    Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion and the transforming power of love;

    Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;

    Jewish and Christian teaching which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;

    Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against Idolaters of the mind and spirit;

    Spiritual teaching of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with rhythms of nature.

    Grateful for the religious pluralism which enriches and ennobles our faith, we are inspired to deepen our understanding and expand our vision. As free congregations we enter into this covenant, promising to one another our mutual trust and support.

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