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                                            SOUTH BAY UNITARIAN FELLOWSHIP

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


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

               Newsletter:  Penny Hendricks          Mailing:  Chuck Hendricks

    April and May  2001


    Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.    

                                                                                                                     By Emily P. Bissell




    April 8.   SPRING RENEWAL.  Please bring a flower or a raw, whole vegetable or  a fruit as your contribution to this program led by Michael White Bear Claws. Learn about the Native American view of this time of the year. Moderator: Lorna McClellan


    April 15.   Dark on Easter.  No meeting at Mathews Cottage


    April 22.   HUMAN RELATIONS FORUM.  Lea Ann King is head of the Human Relations Forum in the South Bay, and is a member of L. A. County Human Relations Forum. She will tell what  the Forum does in support of the diversity of people in our area.  Moderator: Beth Perkins


    April 29.   ALL ABOUT ELDERHOSTEL.  This program will  include a short film (VCR). Share your Elderhostel experiences or learn about this great travel and educational opportuntity. Also will include Les Berg's Interhostel trip to Sweden.


    May 6.   UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE.  Come and learn what our UU Service Committee is doing now. A short video will be followed by discussion.  This is our own U.U. answer to dealing with social concerns both here in the U.S. as well as around the world.  The philosophy is more hands on (teaching, educating, providing tools, etc.) rather than hand outs. 


                                              VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE



    April 8

    Les Berg



       April 22

    Marilyn /Ted Doty

       April 29

    Ada Furth

       May  6

    Penny Hendricks

       May 13

    Chuck Hendricks

       May 20

    Bob Johnson





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

    OPENERS arrive at 10:30 a.m., unlock doors, cabinet, put out sign, start water, put on tablecloth, set up cups, coffee, etc. for the refreshments.  Please display 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*************

    April 8  -  SBUF Board Meeting at Mathews Cottage after fellowship.


    April 13 -  BEACH CITIES SYMPHONY performing on Friday evening at 8:15 p.m., with a pre-concert lecture at 7:30 in  Marsee Auditorium, El Camino College, in Torrance. Peter Landecker will be playing.


    April  22  -   IN THE MOOD  The Concert Singers present a Vocal Jazz Concert and Ice Cream Social.  Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6323 W. 80th Street, Westchester, CA.  Call Rich Johnson for information.  Both Rich and Bob Johnson will be singing.


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

    Did you know we now have a “Sunday School” that is meeting in Mathews Cottage on Sunday mornings before the adult meeting???  Thanks to Bill Nunan, we now have a program for children.


    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!


    Hurrah, SBUF is growing!  Take time to introduce yourself to Russell Jones.  He visited our fellowship in March  and joined the membership. 


    “A woman is like a tea bag.  You never know her strength until you drop her in hot water.”  By Nancy Reagan



    Our neighbor/landlord, St Pauls’United Methodist Church, created the Aids Heartline twelve years ago.  An all volunteer staff works to provide food services to those infected and provides food to spouses and children of those infected as well.  They also continue with support to those who need durable medical equipment. 

         Another program at the church is called Project Needs.  This program offers dinner every Tuesday evening and provides a Thursday morning pantry.  The pantry provides groceries to 100 family units every week.  The clientele continues to change, and includes more families with children every month.  Ten per cent of the recipients are senior citizens.

         Alan Shawn Feinstein, a Rhode Island philanthropist was founder of the HUNGER PROGRAM.  In his challenge to agencies to end hunger, he is offering to match any funds collected by food banks and food pantries all over the country.  These funds must be collected in March and April.

        If you would like to contribute to either one or both the these local programs, which operate in our own “front yard”, call Penny Hendricks.   Penny is collecting checks and will present them to the church with a note of support from the fellowship. 

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