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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

April 2004


“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must . . .
undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”         By Thomas Paine




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 will be moderator.


April 4 - SPIRITUAL GROWTH  -- For the program today, our speakers are Barbara McCauley and Pat Power.  They will share some of the experiences they have had.  Previously they were Nuns.  They are currently working nurses at Little Company of Mary Hospital.  Ted Doty will moderate this morning.


April 11- HUMAN UNDERSTANDING—SOME SELF- UNDERSTANDING -- Marilyn Doty will lead this fourth session in BUILDING YOUR OWN THEOLOGY.  Everyone is invited to come and share in this discussion.   Marilyn will moderate.


April 18 - THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL (NAMI) -- Sandy Villano, the current president of both the South Bay chapter and the Los Angeles County chapter, will explain what this important organization does as advocates for the mentally ill and their families.  Linda Klein will moderate.


April 25 - RITES OF SPRING -- Different cultures have rituals welcominng spring and the vernal equinox.  Come and explore some of these rites and their origins with Linda Klein.  Feel free to share your favorite spring ritual. Bob Johnson will moderate.


May 2 - THE MADRONA MARSH -- Our speaker, Jack Knapp taught Science and Math for 40 years, 31 of those years at Torrance High School.  He is on the board of Friends of Madrona Marsh and is the treasurer and a docent.  He will tell us about Madrona Marsh and answer questions.  Ted Doty will moderate.


                                             VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE




Miles T.

March 28

Chuck Hendricks

Lorna Mc.

        April 4

Rich Johnson

Beth P.

        April 11

Linda Klein

Les B.

        April 18

Peter Landecker

Miles T.

        April 25

Lorna McClellan

Lorna Mc.

        May 2

Dave Miller

Beth P.

        May 9

Beth Perkins

Les B.

        May 16

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 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*************

April 17 - THE ANNUAL SBUF AUCTION on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.  This is our GALA FUNDRAISING event and in past years, this has been one of our most enjoyable gatherings.  If you missed it last year, you may not know how the bidding went for the garter belt.  Who ended up with it, anyway???  When you are trying to think of “good stuff” to offer, let your imagination inspire you to create a new service or idea.  Try to complete your obligations or make use of the purchased services from last year. Mark your calendar now, and save your stuff.  Let auctioneer Peter Landecker know (preferably in advance) of what goods or services you wish to offer. This year’s auction will be held at John and Carol Simpson’s home in Redondo Beach.   Bring finger food snacks to share.  Some beverages will be provided, but B.Y.O.B.  If you have a question, call.

April 18 - SBUF Board Meeting at Mathews Cottage after fellowship at approximately 12:30 p.m.

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

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.

If anyone would like to contribute to PROJECT: NEEDS,  (This is the group that serves dinner to the hungry and homeless every Tuesday evening.)  Penny Hendricks is collecting checks made out to PROJECT:  NEEDS.  Checks received now will be matched with funds from the Alan Feinstein Foundation.  The group also supplies a food pantry at the church.  This is an important community effort sponsored by members of Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church.  (That is our landlord for Mathew’s Cottage.)  Any questions?  Call Penny



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