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



“I am convinced that the universe is under the control of a loving purpose, and that in the struggle for righteousness, ‘humankind’ has cosmic companionship.”

                                                                           From Martin Luther King, Jr.



January 12.  WHY DON’T WE UNITARIANS SPREAD THE WORD?  Today Reverend Terry Masters will talk about the “good news” of Unitarian Universalists and why we don’t share it with other people.  Terry was formerly the choir director at Pacific Unitarian Church in Palos Verdes.  She has recently been ordained as an interdenominational minister.  Carol Simpson will moderate.


January 19.  BUILDING YOUR OWN THEOLOGY.  This will be an introduction to a series of programs designed to encourage each of us to examine our personal journey and allow each of us to further develop our personal philosophy for living. Penny Hendricks will lead this program.  Further sessions will be held on the third Sunday of each month, led by various members.  Come and participate as much as you feel comfortable doing.  Materials will be available.


January 26.  WHY I AM A UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST.  The personal journey of Rev. Jane Bechle of Pacific Unitarian Church, as well as some UUA history and thoughts about its present and future.  Moderator:  Les Berg


February 2.  EXPERIENCE IN CAPE TOWN.  Peter Landecker and Lenore Snodey will relate their experience living with a family in Cape Town, South Africa, as Friendship Force ambassadors.  The visit included game parks; a video will accompany the talk.  Peter and or Lenore will moderate.


February 8.  ANNUAL SBUF AUCTION.  (See Calendar of Events below


February 9.  Program to be announced.


February 16.  BUILDING YOUR OWN THEOLOGY.  This session will be led by Ted and Marilyn Doty.







Beth P.

            Jan. 12

Jackie Berg

Les B.

     Jan.. 19

John Simpson

Miles T.

     Jan. 26

Marilyn Doty

Lorna Mc.

     Feb. 2

Penny Hendricks

Beth P.

     Feb. 9

Richard Johnson

Les B.

     Feb. 16

Ada Furth

Miles T.

     Feb. 23

Ted Doty

Lorna Mc.

     Mar. 2

Chuck Hendricks

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

OPENERS arrive at 10:30 a.m., unlock doors, cabinet, put out sign, start water, vacuum if necessary, 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*************

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

January 12 - THE CONCERT SINGERS will perform on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. at the Covenant Presbyterian Church at 6323 West 80th Street and Sepulveda in Westchester.  The program will include mostly holiday music.  Call Rich Johnson or Bob Johnson to purchase tickets for $12.  (or pay $15 at the door).  Both Rich and Bob will be singing.  Tickets may be purchased at fellowship.

January 17  BEACH CITIES SYMPHONY presents a free concert at 8:15 (with pre-concert lecture at 7:15 p.m.) at El Camino College in Marsee Auditorium.  Night at the Opera is the program.  Call Peter or check out for more information.




February 8. - AUCTION FUN.  The annual fellowship auction will be held at John and Carol Simpson’s home in Redondo Beach.  The auction is the most fun of any fund raiser, but it is more fun with more people and more auction items.  It is a chance to snag a group dinner, a handyman’s service, a dessert, a haircut, computer lessons, or something you didn’t even know you needed.  Can you offer any object, service, or whatever for purchase by the highest bidder????  TIME:  1:30 p.m.  R.S.V.P.  Bring finger-food to share.  Beverages will be provided.  Peter would appreciate it if you would let him know what auction goods or services you plan to offer, and the minimum required bid (if any). If you have any question, please call Penny.


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

                         PRESIDENT'S  CORNER - January 2003

     Happy New Year to all of our members and friends!  We expect 2003 will be a good year for the Fellowship.  It will be if we all work to make it so.

      Thanks to all of you who contributed their talents and money to the Fellowship during the past year.  Also, thanks are given to those of you who made special contributions in December.  We now have funds available to pay for our programs during the next few months. 

      We are continuing to invite ministers to speak to us monthly.  Two women ministers will speak to us in January.  Please make a special effort to attend those Sundays.  We are also beginning a “Building Your Own Theology” series of programs this month.  These programs will continue on the third Sunday of each month.  Attending these programs can provide a personal spiritual benefit

 From SBUF President, Les Berg


LENDING LIBRARY  A lending library for SBUF was launched.  Marilyn Doty is the organizer and will troubleshoot as needed.  On the last Sunday of October, there appeared a rolling library cart with books currently gleaned from members’ own libraries.  In the back of each book is a card where the name and date will be written, and placed in the wooden box on the cart.  When returning a book, cross off name and date and place in the envelope at the back. 

            If you wish to offer your books for loaning, please stamp or write you name inside the front.  The envelope and rotating card will be handled by Marilyn.  Please take care of the borrowed books and return them for others to enjoy.


Claire Aukerman had cataract surgery on January 8.  Hope all is well with you, Claire.



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