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SBUF Newsletter for April - May 2003




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       

APRIL   2003   MAY


“Leaders around the world--dictators and democrats alike--are telling their citizens to choose between security and freedom.  But the real choice is between a world in which human rights are universally respected and the one in which no one is safe.”  Hina Jilani




April 6 - LABYRINTHS FOR HEALING.   Ann Marie Rawlinson is an artist of assemblage and labyrinths.  She has recently set a labyrinth at Harbor General Hospital and uses it in the healing of patients.  Marilyn Doty will moderate.


April 13 - BUILDING YOUR OWN THEOLOGY.  Richard Johnson will lead the fourth in the Building Your Own Theology Series.  Everyone is welcome to participate and examine their personal philosophy with the opportunity to share and listen to others.  Rich will moderate.


April 20 - HAPPY EASTER TIME.  (No meeting at Mathews Cottage today.)


April 27 - UNIVERSAL ONENESS.   Our speaker, Simone G. Maudhui has a passion:  to expose the Universal Oneness underlying the diversity of forms in our world.  She works to build a synthesis among the religions, between psychology and spirituality.  Marilyn Doty will moderate.


May 4 - CALM ENERGY.   Milt Holmen will discuss this book (Calm Energy) written by Robert E. Thayer, with a look at how people regulate mood with food and exercise.  Milt will moderate.


May 11 - BUILDING YOUR OWN THEOLOGY.  Les Berg will lead the fifth session of Build Your Own Theology.  Come to reflect, to think, to listen, to share.  Les will moderate.


May 18 - HOW CAN WE DIMINISH VIOLENCE.  Ernie Pipes (minister emeritus from Santa Monica Unitarian Church) will return to lead the service and present this topic.


May 25 - BEHIND 9/11 AND CUBA TODAY.   Jon Mercant, attorney and jazz pianist will present his thoughts on the real story behind 9/11 and Cuba today.  Ted Doty will moderate.







Lorna Mc.

April 6

Beth Perkins

Beth P.

          April 13

Carol Simpson


    April 20


Miles T..

    April 27

Miles Thompson

Lorna Mc.

    May 4

Claire Aukerman

Beth P.

    May 11

Les Berg

Les B.

    May 18

John Simpson

Miles T.

    May 25

Marilyn Doty

Lorna Mc.

    June 1

Jackie 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*********************


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


May 31 - GENERAL MEETING.   This is the possible date for the required meeting for the official election of the new board.  The following people have volunteered to serve on the new board if so elected:  Les Berg, Marilyn Doty, Ted Doty, Penny Hendricks, Rich Johnson, Linda Klein, Beth Perkins, Carol Simpson, and John Simpson.  If you are interested in joining the board, please call Lorna McClellan.  She has served as the nominating committee.  Thanks, Lorna.


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


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.

From Marilyn, our trusty librarian:  Our library need to grow in books and borrowers.  If there are books not there, but desired, please leave a note in the little wooden box.  Shall I put  novels???  What kind do you like?


Quotations offered from Les Berg:

     “Resolve to keep happy and your joy shall form an invincible host against difficulty.”


“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”   Both from Helen Keller



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