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


      AUGUST    2002


Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product.”

    By Eleanor Roosevelt


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 selllers list).  WHY?  Ted will moderate.


August 11 - FIDDLING AROUND AND MORE  Come and hear Shetland fiddle music played by Brandon Edgar, a student of Bio-engineering at El Camino College.  He will speak about this folk music and play some of it.  He will be joined by Pam Perkins on the cello.  Beth Perkins will   moderate.


August 18 - AN ARTIFICIAL GOD.  Rich Johnson will instigate and moderate a discussion on the topic "Is there an artificial God?", first brought up by    Douglas Adams of "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" fame.   The subject of "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance may also come up.  The moderator will be Richard Johnson.


August 25 – BUDDHISM.  Peter Landecker will present a video tape which will show parts of a lecture on Buddhism.  The lecture was given by a monk at the Buddhist University in Bangkok, where Peter visited earlier this year.  He will then lead a discussion on the meaning and philosophy of Buddhism.  Peter will moderate.


September 1 - HUMOR?!!!  Rich Johnson and Carol Simpson will do "Old Time Religion", postponed from the Annual Dinner.  Other attempts at humor will occur and your additions are desired and will be welcomed.  Richard Johnson will moderate.


September 8 - FANTASY FELLOWSHIP.  Come together to celebrate this fellowship and the facelift of Mathews’ Cottage.  Think of what your “dream fellowship” would be like.  Come and share:  what nourishes you?  What kind of programs inspire you?  What kind of activity helps you to connect?  Let’s look at ways we can make our fellowship become more meaningful to us.  Penny Hendricks will lead the program and moderate.  



                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE




Lorna Mc.

Aug. 4

Bill Nunan

Beth P.

          Aug. 11

Beth Perkins

Les B.

   Aug. 18

Miles Thompson

Miles T.

   Aug. 25


Lorna Mc.

   Sept. 1

Jackie Berg

Beth P.

   Sept. 8

Marilyn/Ted Doty

Les B.

   Sept. 15

Les Berg

     *****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.  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***********

Aug. 4 - SBUF BOARD MEETING at Mathews Cottage after fellowship at approximately 12:30 p.m.

*********************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.

FROM BEA SCHWARTZ:  Thanks to members of the fellowship, $140 was donated to the Tree People and a grove of trees is being planted to honor the memory of Lorna’s mother.

MATHEWS COTTAGE has been getting a facelift.  By August 11 there will be brand new carpet and new linoleum in the refreshment area and the bathroom.  Come and see for yourself.

The SBUF BOARD OF DIRECTORS for July 2002 to June 2003:

President:  Les Berg  

Treasurer:  Carol Simpson 

Vice President:  Ted Doty                              

Recording Secretary:  Rich Johnson  

Corresponding Secretary:  Beth Perkins             

Facilities Chairperson:  John Simpson

Committee members:  Carol Simpson, Jackie Berg, Marilyn Doty, Peter Landecker and Penny Hendricks

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