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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


June 2004 Newsletter


“There are people who make things happen,

 people who watch things happen,

 and people who don’t know anything happened.”




June 6 - FIVE TYPES OF DECISION MAKING.   Come learn about psychologist/philosopher William James’ suggested tools for making life’s major decisions.  Our own in-house philosopher Dick Radl will present this program and moderate.


June 13 - OF WHAT ARE WE CAPABLE.   Reflections on human behavior can be melancholy these days.  If the events of the 20th century, and now of the early 21st., show so much of the dark side of human capability, a crucial question arises:  what is required for the angels of our better nature to prevail?  Minister Emeritus Ernie Pipes will speak to us today.  Bob Johnson will moderate.


June 20 - POETRY TO SHARE.   Come to listen, to read, to share your favorite poems.  Beth Perkins will lead this morning.


June 27 - CHURCH AT LONG BEACH   (No meeting at Mathews Cottage).  This service will held at the Long Beach Convention Center, Hall C. at 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  Rev. William Sinkford will lead a service to convey the Good News of Unitarian Universalism, a faith of open minds, loving hearts, and helping hands.  Worship will be open to all.  If you would like to join many of our members who are planning to attend, call and ask Les for directions and/or car pool. More information is available at


July 4 - BACK FROM GA (General Assembly).   From June 24 to June 28 the Unitarian Universalists will hold the annual convention at Long Beach.  People from all over the country will gather for speakers, workshops, and discussions.  Many of our members will attend.  Today, they will share some highlights of their different experiences.  Carol Simpson will moderate.



                                             VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE




Lorna Mc.

          June 6

Miles Thompson

Beth P.

          June 13

John Simpson

Les B.

          June 20

Les Berg


          June 27


Lorna Mc.

          July 4

Claire Aukerman

Beth P.

          July 11

Marilyn Doty

Les Berg

          July 18

Jackie Berg

Miles T.

          July 25

Ada Furth




     *****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!     If you cannot bring refreshments on the date listed in the newsletter, you may call someone and trade with them for another date that will be more convenient for you.



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


June 20 - SBUF BOARD MEETING at Mathews Cottage after fellowship at approximately 12:30 p.m.


June 24-28 - UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST GENERAL ASSEMBLY   Meetings and activities held Thursday through Monday in Long Beach.  UUs from all over the U.S. will be coming to southern California to attend.  Les Berg has information on various activities and speakers.  Call him for more information.  Or better yet, check out


August 22-27 - PSWIRL   Pacific South West Institute for Religious Liberals will hold the annual gathering at DeBenneville Pines.  This relaxing week long adult camp provides food for thought and nourishment for the spirit in a beautiful mountain setting.  For information and registration, call Marcia Taylor, Registrar, at (909) 597-1037.  Check out for detailed information and a clickable registration page.


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THE READING ROOM      by Linda

            We have 5 new arrivals in the library; 4 donated by Lorna McClellan:  “Dreams on Fire/Embers of Hope” from the pulpits of L.A. after the riots, “A Season for Justice” by Morris Dees, a lawyer’s own story of victory over America’s hate groups, “Exercise of Conscience”, by Harry R. VanDyck, a W.W.II objector remembers, and “The Selected Poems of John Holmes.  And Les Berg has donated a book he is passionate about:  “Plan B” by Lester R. Brown, Rescuing a Planet under stress and civilization in trouble.  Thank you for these new additions to the library.


QUOTATION:  “Only some of us learn by other people’s mistakes.  The rest of us have to be the other people.”



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