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


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

               Newsletter:  Penny Hendricks                                     Mailing:  Chuck Hendricks

    December 2001 - January 2002


    “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”      Aesop





    December 2 - ONE MARKET, UNDER GOD.  Carol and John Simpson continue a discussion of the theories in this book by Thomas Frank.  Throughout the 90's, the notion that big government was bad, deregulation was good, and free markets equaled a free society gained a stronghold in our nation's thinking.  But have the events of 9/11 altered the course of what had become almost a religious mantra?  The Simpsons will moderate.


    December 9 - THE HEALING POWER OF LAUGHTER.  Marilyn Doty presents the program.  Ted Doty moderates this morning.


    December 16 - TAI CHI CHUAN.  This will be a history and demonstration of simple Tai Chi Chuan, a movement meditation.  Beth Perkins presents and moderates.


    December 23 - HOW WE CELEBRATE.  Come together to share some of your holiday memories; sing carols and other holiday songs; light a candle.  Penny will moderate.


    December 30 - TWO MUSICAL MASTERPIECES.  There is one God and J. S. Bach is his prophet. (Plus a minor prophet.)  Rich Johnson presents and moderates the program.


    January 6 - PRAYER:  PRAISE, THANKSGIVING, PETITION, OR MEDITATION?  We will discuss the meaning of several categories of prayer in a world view which does not depict God as the traditional  "Man Upstairs." We compare the attitude of asking for divine favor with one of engaging in a spiritual discipline. Bill Nunan will present this topic and moderate.


    January 13 - THE MAYANS.  Peter Landecker presents this program from  his recent travels.



                                                          VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE




    Beth P.

    December 9

    John/Carol Simpson

    Les B..

          December 16

    Miles Thompson

    Miles T.

    December 23

    Claire Aukerman


    December 30

    Jackie Berg

    Lorna Mc.

    January 6

    Ted/Marilyn Doty

    Beth P.

    January 13

    Lee Aukerman

    Les B..

    January 20

    Ada Furth

    Miles T..

    January 27

    Penny Hendricks

    Lorna Mc.

    February 3

    :Les Berg ---

         *****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 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*****************

    December 9 - SBUF BOARD MEETING at Mathews Cottage after fellowship at approximately 12:30 p.m..


    December 29 - HOLIDAY POTLUCK at the Hendricks.  Come and enjoy a holiday potluck and white elephant gift exchange game.  Saturday evening, at 5:30 p.m., in Redondo Beach.  Please call Penny to indicate your intention to attend and what dish you plan to bring.


    January 18 - BEACH CITIES SYMPHONY performs at El Camino College, 8:15 p.m., Friday evening.  You will hear Stravinsky, Bach, and Beethoven.  Call Peter Landecker for more information.  (Peter is a performing member of the symphony.) Or checkout


    February 9 - ANNUAL SBUF AUCTION.  Mark your calendar and save this afternoon for a fun time at the Johnsons’ home.  Hang on to your stuff that some one else might be willing to “buy”.  This is an important fund raiser for our fellowship.  Begin to think about some way to sell yourself!!! (like offering a service, for example)


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


    Remember, we are the fellowship; you are the fellowship.  With that in mind-----

         Do you have an idea for a Sunday program?  We need some new ideas for a speaker or a topic for discussion.  Your input is needed and appreciated.  Call Beth Perkins at or Richard Johnson. 


         Do you have a concern or an idea for SBUF improvement?  Come to a board meeting or call our fearless leader, Les Berg.

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