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

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

           Newsletter:  Penny Hendricks                                        Mailing:  Chuck Hendricks



 JUNE  2002  JULY


“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”                                                                             By Ralph Waldo Emerson





June 23 - AND THE RICH GET RICHER.  A look at the book "Wealth and Democracy" by Kevin Phillips.  This political history of the American rich makes clear the dangerous politics that go with excessive concentrations of wealth.  Often privilege is maintained or created at the expense of the national interest and usually at the expense of the middle and lower classes.  John Simpson will present the program and moderate.


June 30 - THAI II.  Peter Landecker and Lenore Snodey will share his take on the culture, history, and beauty of Thailand, above and below water.  A short video will be included.  Peter will moderate.


July 7 - GLOBAL COMMUNITY.  Marilyn Doty will present a video tape, followed by a discussion.  What is the appropriate relationship between humans and the whole living system?  What is happening with “Beyond War” today?  Marilyn will moderate.


July 14 - "THEISM".  Jackie Berg will present a sermon by Rev. Andrew Kennedy.  This is the first of a series on Religious Viewpoints, to include Atheism, Agnosticism, Humanism, and Transcendentalism.  Jackie will moderate.


July 21 - THE UUA GENERAL ASSEMBLY (GA) June 20-24, in Quebec City, Canada.  Learn about what happened at GA, the annual forum attended by 5,000 UU's from all over the U. S., Canada, and the World.  Les attended sessions on Lay Ministry, Spiritual Self Care, Taking our Faith to the Market, Adult Programming, Buddhism and many more.  Les Berg will moderate.


July 28 - BAD NEWS.  Two Washington Post editors, Leonard Downie Jr. and Robert Kaiser, write that U.S. journalism is in peril.  John Simpson will share some thoughts about their book "The News About News" and the implications for our democracy of a decline in journalistic quality.  John will moderate.


August 4 - "STUPID WHITE MEN AND OTHER SORRY EXCUSES FOR THE STATE OF THE NATION".  Ted Doty will discuss this book by Michael Moore (#1 on the best sellers list).  WHY?  Ted will moderate.



                                                      VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE




Miles T.

  June 23

Penny Hendricks

John S.

        June 30

Peter Landecker

Lorna Mc.

  July 7

Rich Johnson

Beth P.

  July 14

John/Carol Simpson

Les B.

  July 21

Lorna McClellan

Miles T.

  July 28

Davis Miller

Lorna Mc.

  August 4

Bill Nunan

Beth P.

  August 11

Beth Perkins

Les B.

  August 18

Miles Thompson

     *****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 10:50 a.m..  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***************


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


This new Board of Directors was elected for July 2002-2003                                       

                                        Les Berg

                                        Ted Doty

                                        Marilyn Doty      

                                        Richard Johnson

                                        Bill Nunan

                                        Beth Perkins

                                        Carol Simpson

                                        John Simpson


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


Have you been attending meetings and gatherings of the South Bay Unitarian Fellowship?

            If you are interested in becoming an official member of the group, we would be glad to have you.  Ask one of the board members for a membership card.  (It is very brief.)  As a member, you are expected to participate by sharing some time, energy, and financial support to the degree that is comfortable for you.




                                    WARM FUZZIES FOR 2002


Hats off to Les who leads us well.                                         Peter and Lenore they answer the phone

Many journeys with many thoughts to tell.                        Thanks for your efforts you are not alone.

News of our church he brings to us.                                     New people came due to your care,

He tends beautiful flowers with no fuss.                              Now of SBUF they are aware.


Jackie with the poetry is a delight.                                        For his many stories we thank Bill,

Her time with the children is just right.                               We share the time with the children still

For a change of plans we will get a call.                               It’s brought new meaning to our life,

Thanks to the two of them for all and all.                            Another thanks to Eve, your wife.


Our group money was well handled by Claire.                   To John and Carol a special greeting,

Her many activities are really a dare.                                   A real boost they give to our meeting.

A special greeting to Claire and Lee,                                     Now on the board they do sit,

And to their grandchildren with glee.                                   With our group they do fit.


Rich is there and oh so handy,                                               Ted and Marilyn do give us a lift,

His laugh is heard and is dandy.                                            Their contribution is a great gift.

His love of music he does share,                                             At Camp de Benneville you are at home,

With his help for us he does care.                                          Again this year you can roam.


Thanks to Lorna so clean the room.                                      We thank Bea for her telephone time.

Now her training with trees is a boom.                                 To know what to do she keeps us on line.

To her mother we give a special thought today.                   Here’s to good health and feeling fine,

She now has peace and her tree is on the way.                     A hello to Art send a message on line.


Penny brings our programs and news to us.                        The Fellowship has had a great year,

Along with her caring and thoughtfulness.                          Let’s all give a really big cheer!

Her dancing is a joy to all.                                                     We are ready to start our new year

Her girls end up just having a ball.                                       With new ideas we begin without fear.


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