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SBUF Newsletter March 2004



                                        SOUTH BAY UNITARIAN FELLOWSHIP

                                   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 don’t know what a feminist is, I only know they call me a feminist anytime I say anything that distinguishes me from a doormat….”

                                                                                   Rebecca West, age 20, 1913




February 22 - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BALLOT MEASURES -- Beth Perkins will lead this program.


February 29 - THE UNFAMILIAR FACES OF LOVE -- Ernie Pipes, minister emeritus, will present this topic:  The question most often asked regarding love is, “How much do you love?”  The larger issue, however, is not how much love a person feels for another, but which kind of love a person feels for another –and whether the kind offered by one is the kind wanted or expected by the other.  Marilyn Doty will moderate this morning.


March 7 - THE GROCERY STRIKE AND LOCKOUT -- Jesse Gonzales, a representative of United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1442, will outline the issues in this labor dispute and why they matter to everyone.  John Simpson will moderate.


March 14 - VENTURING OUTSIDE THE BOX -- Making a decision to take a risk, the experience itself, and how that became a life-changing choice.  Helen Ball, a retired psychologist, will speak to us today and share her experience with us.  Ted Doty will moderate.


March 21 - VARIETIES OF LIBERAL RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE -- Come and discuss various religious experiences with your fellowship friends.  John Simpson will lead this third session in BUILDING YOUR OWN THEOLOGY.  John will moderate.


March 28 - WITNESS TO WAR -- Peter Landecker and Lenore Snodey will report on the book “Witness to War” by Dr. Charlie Clements,  Charlie is the new Unitarian Universalist Service Committee President.  In the early 1980s, Charlie witnessed the special tragedy of children caught in the crossfire of war in El Salvador.  His skills as a doctor were dwarfed by the destruction produced by war machines.  Peter and Lenore will relate Charlie’s important and disturbing book about his personal odyssey, Peter will be moderator.


                                             VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE




Miles T.

February 22

Ada Furth

John Simpson

      February 29

Jackie Berg

Lorna Mc.

      March 7

Penny Hendricks

Beth P.

      March 14

Bob Johnson

Les B.

      March 21

Ted Doty

Miles T..

      March 28

Chuck Hendricks

Lorna Mc.

      April 4

Rich Johnson

Beth P..

      April 11

Linda Klein




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

OPENERS arrive at 10:30, 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!!! 


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

February 28 - POTLUCK AND GENERAL MEETING  Come to the home of Marilyn and Ted Doty. On Saturday, at 2:30.  To RSVP call .  Mark your calendar.  It is helpful to let our host and hostess know that you are coming or not and also what dish you are planning to bring.  There will be a brief General Meeting following dinner.  This meeting is for the all of the fellowship and is held 3 times per year. 


March 7 - SBUF BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING - Sunday, after fellowship in Mathews Cottage.


March 12 - BEACH CITIES SYMPHONY will perform at 8:15 p.m. (with a Preconcert Lecture at 7:30

            The program includes Gershwin, Edward MacDowell, and William Grant Still.  The concert is FREE at the Marsee Auditorium, El Camino College, on Crenshaw Blvd.

April 17 - THE ANNUAL SBUF AUCTION  This is our GALA FUNDRAISING event.  Have you completed your obligations or received your purchased services from last year???  Get busy, but mark your calendar now, and save your stuff.  Create a new service or idea.  This year’s auction will be held at John and Carol Simpson’s home, Redondo Beach.  B,Y.O.B. and bring finger food snacks to share.  If you have a question, call.


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THE READING ROOM      by Linda

            New arrivals for the library: The Memory Bible  by Gary Small, M.D. donated by Milt & Marian Holman, and Dude, Where's  My Country? by Michael Moore donated by Bob Johnson. Two good books for your reading pleasure. And don't forget your magazines for the magazine swap.


Lee Aukerman has been moved from the hospital to Driftwood Convalescent Care facility.  Keep him in your thoughts, and Claire, too.


Bea Schwartz’s brother, Art Schwartz has suffered a stroke.  He was previously a member of the fellowship and now lives near Seattle.  Call Bea for more information. 



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