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SBUF Newsletter September and October 2003




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



September and October 2003


“Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.

                                                                               Erich Fromm





September 21 - ARE WE INCLUSIVE.  Are we a Unitarians really inclusive when we look at organizations from the Religious Right?  Mark Adams will present his take on this issue, speaking from his experiences working with the Heart Strong organization.  Moderator to be determined.


September 28 - WHAT I DID ON MY SUMMER VACATION  Or TIDBITS FROM ALASKA:  Flora, Fauna, Mt. McKinley, the Pipeline, etc.  Linda Klein will present this program.  Bob Johnson will moderate.


October 5 - CALIFORNIA RECALL:  Genuine grassroots democracy, or naked power grab???  Come share your views about this important election.  John and Carol Simpson will moderate.


October 12 -  BUILDING YOUR OWN THEOLOGY. “So What?  Imperatives of My Theology”  Les Berg will lead this month’s theology lesson.  This is the ninth chapter in the Building Your Own Theology series.  Everyone is welcome to participate.  Les will moderate.


October 19 - KEEPING THE SABBATH.  What could it possibly mean for a UU to keep the Sabbath?  Rev. Teri Masters, an Interfaith minister, hospital chaplain intern and long time Unitarian, brings her humor and music to us as she shares her views on keeping the Sabbath as a revolutionary antidote to the violence of busyness.


October 26 - WORLD PEACE WILL COME THROUGH UNIVERSAL LAW.  Today’s speakers, John and Joy Gault will talk about the United Nations and what’s going on today.  Ted Doty will moderate.


               Be sure to check to see if it is your turn to bring refreshments.


               See Calendar of Events for details of the Libra (and others) Party on October 18.


                                          VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE




Beth P.

 September 14

Miles Thompson

Les B.

     September 21

Claire Aukerman

Miles T.

     September 28

Les Berg

Lorna Mc.

     October 5

Penny Hendricks

Beth P.

     October 12

John Simpson

Les B..

     October 19

Jackie Berg

Miles T.

     October 26

Marilyn Doty

Lorna Mc..

     November 2

Ada Furth

Beth P.

     November 9

Chuck Hendricks

     *****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 on the circular table.

REFRESHMENTS need to arrive by 11:00 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!!!  See important note below:

     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 for you.


***************CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS****************

September 14 - SBUF BOARD MEETING at Mathews Cottage after fellowship at approximately 12:30 p.m..


October 18 - LIBRA PARTY and GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the home of Bob Johnson and Linda Klein, at 6:00 p.m.  To R.S.V.P. your intention to attend (or not), call, send e-mail to, or better yet, tell someone at a Sunday morning meeting.  Be assured, the rest of the fellowship is invited even though you may be a Scorpio, Capricorn, Aquarius, Gemini, etc. THIS IS A POTLUCK, so please bring something yummy to share.  Birthday cake will of course be served.


October 24 - BEACH CITIES SYMPHONY.  A free concert is performed at El Camino College, on Friday evening at 8:15 p.m.  For information, call Peter Landecker or checkout


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

Bea Schwartz will be resuming the job of calling “volunteers” to remind us when it is our turn to bring refreshments.  By the way, Bea serves as a reminder only.  If you cannot bring refreshments on the designated date, simply arrange to trade with someone else on the list.  This is your responsibility.  Please do not involve Bea in this matter.  Penny Hendricks (newsletter editor) is the person who sets up the schedule. 

P.S.  Bea gave up the “job” temporarily because she was not feeling well.  A special THANK-YOU to Lorna McClellan who helped out by taking over making the reminder phone calls.



From the editor:  With great regret, I share the sad news that Herman Abrams passed away this week.  He and his wife, Bea Abrams, were very active, long-time members of this fellowship until they moved north some years ago.  Herman, we loved you!


SBUF Budget








Paid minister



$200/month, (10)


















Breeze advertising







UUA dues







District dues







Speaker honorariums



five speakers




Social concerns





























KEEP IN TOUCH  a previous member of the fellowship, Sharon Spurlock, sent a note.  She now lives in Texas.  Here’s the information for reaching her.





            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?

(By the way, thank you, Marilyn!)

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