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                              SOUTH BAY UNITARIAN FELLOWSHIP


                             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



“Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”     Nathaniel Hawthorne





Feb.16 - BUILDING YOUR OWN THEOLOGY.   Ted Doty will lead the second session of the BYOT programs.  The focus today will be sharing spiritual biographies.  Come and share.  Everyone is welcome to participate whether or not you have attended the first session.  A work sheet is included with this newsletter for your personal use.  Ted will moderate.


Feb. 23 - A LOOK AT JASPER, TEXAS AND OURSELVES.   Penny Hendricks will show a taped interview with two young men (one white, one black) who filmed a documentary of this racially integrated town where three white men offered a black man a ride and inflicted upon him a violent death.  Included are portions of the documentary.  A discussion of our own feelings, thoughts, and experiences with regard to racism will follow.  Penny will moderate.


March 2 – REVERENCE.   Using Paul Woodruff's book on this subject as a starting point, we will share our insights and experiences.  Lorna McClellan will present this program and moderate.


March 9 - IT’S A CHICK THING.   Terry Masters will talk about why we still need Women’s History Month (March).  Terry (a recently ordained minister) spoke to the fellowship January 12.  She returns to lead the service today. 


March 16 - BUILDING YOUR OWN THEOLOGY.   Today’s session will be led by Carol Simpson.  This will be third in a series of programs dealing with your own spiritual journey.  If you would like more information before the program, please call Carol.


March 23 - MUSICAL MORNING.   Dwayne Roque will share his talent with us.  He will play his guitar and more.  Come and enjoy.  Beth Perkins will moderate.


March 30 - TAI CHI.   Beth Perkins has been practicing Tai Chi for many years.  She will share her experience and demonstrate. She will also introduce Tai Ji and lead us in a few basic movements.  Beth will moderate.







Les B.

  Feb. 16

Ada Furth

Miles T.

           Feb. 23

Ted Doty

Lorna Mc.

    Mar. 2

Chuck Hendricks

Beth P.

     Mar. 9

Bob Johnson

Les B.

     Mar. 16

Peter Landecker

Miles T.

     Mar. 23

Lorna McClellan

John S.

     Mar. 30

Davis Miller

Lorna Mc..

     April 6

Beth Perkins

Beth P.

     April 13

Carol Simpson

     *****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***************


March 2 - SBUF BOARD MEETING at Mathews Cottage after fellowship at approximately 12:30 p.m.


March 14 - BEACH CITIES SYMPHONY presents a free concert at 8:15 p.m. (with pre-concert lecture at 7:30 p.m.) at El Camino College in Marsee Auditorium.  Tonight’s program includes a violin concerto, plus Mother Goose Suite by Ravel, and The Golden Cockerel by Tchaikovsky.  Call Peter or check out  for more information.


March 15 - POTLUCK AND GENERAL MEETING.  Come to Beth Perkins’ home at 6:00 p.m.  for frolic and fellowship and food.  Following the dinner we will have a brief meeting.  On the agenda:  setting up a nominating committee.  Call to RSVP or for information.


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


 AUCTION FUN  The annual fellowship auction was a great success not only in terms of money raised for the fellowship, but because of the people who attended and made the event so much fun.  Many creative and valuable services were offered, some wonderful framed art was donated, and some items were offered that required NO EXPLANATION, but many “suggestible” ideas were offered during the bidding.  A good time was had by everyone!  Many, many thanks to all for their generosity and good energy.  A special thanks to our hosts, Carol and John Simpson, to Peter Landecker for doing a dynamic job as Auctioneer, and to Carol (Treasurer)  and Les Berg for help keeping records of the offerings and purchases.  (We raised over $2,100.)


PRESIDENT'S  CORNER - February '03

     The Fellowship is now down to 21 members.  Former members have become inactive, or are moving out of the area.  Remaining members will need to work harder to do the business of the Fellowship and to recruit new members.

     Be sure to come to the potluck and General Meeting on Saturday evening March 15th at the home of Beth Perkins.  Please see notice elsewhere in the newsletter.


     Please contact me or the Facilities Committee, John or Carol Simpson, if you have any suggestions for improving the fellowship in any way.  All suggestions are most welcome!


     During each month, a Sunday service will be devoted to a chapter of Building Your Own Theology.  You may obtain a book from our Treasurer, Carol Simpson.  As you attend these sessions, you will benefit spiritually and may better understand what being a Unitarian Universalist is all about.


                                                                           From SBUF President, Les Berg



LENDING LIBRARY  A lending library for SBUF is being 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.




                 “I have learned too much of the vanity of human affairs to expect any felicity from public life.  But I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may be.  For I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.”    From Martha Washington




            Bob Russell and Elsa Garmire were in our neighborhood (from New Hampshire) and about 18 of us gathered for dinner at the Emerald Garden restaurant.  It was really great to see you and play catch-up.  Keep warm!!



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