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SBUF Newsletter for September 2004



MEETINGS: 11:00 a.m. SUNDAY at 2603 Mathews, Redondo Beach, CA                                                                           

SBUF  Telephone Information:  (310) 374-1451        President:  Carol Simpson

Newsletter:  Penny Hendricks,                        Mailing:  Chuck Hendricks

September 2004


“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”    Anais Nin




September 5 - “HOW THE REST OF THE WORLD SAW A DIFFERENT WAR” - A presentation of Democracy Now host Amy Goodman's scathing critique of the U.S. mainstream corporate media's coverage of the Iraq war.  Goodman's 30-minute DVD "Independent Media in a Time of War" will be followed by discussion moderated by John Simpson.


September 12 - "MARGARET SANGER ANSWERS HER MAIL" - Reverend Carol Hilton will talk about the life of this 20th century nurse.  Margaret Sanger became aware of the struggle of poor women to limit family size. She worked for birth control accessibility her entire life. This talk will hit the highlights of some of the issues she dealt with.  Reverends Carol & Dwight Hilton retired after 12 years at Palomar U.U. Fellowship in Vista, CA.  Beth Perkins will moderate


September 19 – HEALTH CARE FOR ALL CITIZENS - Can we afford it? What is in it for me?  Jim Dawson, a national board member of the Gray Panthers, will answer these and other questions as he presents some ideas on how to make this a feasible plan.  Moderator: Ted Doty


September 26 – COMING OUT:  IT’S EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS - Michael Eselun, hospice chaplain, co-founder of Glide (Gays and Lesbians Initiating Dialogue for Equality) and a gay man, will explore the many dimensions of coming out- something we must all do - as we investigate the opportunities for us on both sides of the closet door.  Moderator: Linda Klein


October 3 - THE ART OF VALUE CLARIFICATION - We welcome Rev. Ernie Pipes, as our guest speaker.  From Rev. Pipes:  Election year rhetoric is too often a con game around the subject of values.  For many of us, our confusion of methods for clarifying and defining our values renders us vulnerable to emotional seduction.  We can, however, wrest our own considered values from the available array - if we know how.  The moderator will be Carol Simpson.


October 10 - H.E.L.P. (Helping Elder Law Program) - Pat Long, Director of Community Services and co-founder of H.E.L.P. will discuss six items that each person should have in their "Aging Preparedness Kit".  She will provide information on the free and low-cost services H.E.L.P. provides and valuable resources for older adults, their children and friends.  Moderator: Ted Doty



October 17 – Election Issues

October 24 – United Nations

October 31 – “Plan B”


                                             VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE




Lorna Mc.

      September 5

Rich Johnson

Beth P.

      September 12

Chuck Hendricks

Les B.

      September 19

Peter Landecker

Miles T.

      September 26

Lorna McClellan

Lorna Mc.

       October 3

Carol Simpson

Beth P.

       October 10

Dave Miller

Les B.

       October 17

Beth Perkins

Miles T.

       October 24

Miles Thompson

John S.

       October 31

Linda Klein

     *****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******************


September 26 - SBUF BOARD MEETING at Mathews Cottage after fellowship at approximately 12:30 p.m.


October 30 – LIBRA PARTY, PRE-HALLOWEEN POTLUCK and GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING.  Come to the home of Bob Johnson and Linda Klein.  Bring one of your favorite pots and join us at 4:00 p.m.  After dinner we will have a brief meeting.  If you have any special concerns about SBUF, this is a good place and time to share your concern or any ideas for the future.  Please RSVP your intentions to attend (or not) and please let them know what kind of dish you are bringing for dinner! 


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THE READING ROOM      We have a new “librarian” Lorna has offered to handle the book situation.  Take time to check it out and maybe “check out” something for your reading pleasure!


HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Ted and Marilyn Doty.  They were married 62 years ago on September 5, 1942. CONGRATULATIONS on your success!


Timely quotation:  “It’s useless to hold a person to anything he says while he’s in love, drunk, or running for office.”       From Shirley McClaine



Resolution of Commendation


WHEREAS The South Bay Unitarian Fellowship seeks to promote its presence throughout the Beach Cities, and


WHEREAS Peter Landecker maintains the fellowship’s Web site,, and


WHEREAS virtually every visitor to our fellowship meetings over the summer said they first learned of the fellowship from the Web site


BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the board of directors commend and thank Peter Landecker for his exemplary efforts in upgrading and maintaining the site.


Passed unanimously SBUF Board of Directors

Carol F. Simpson, President

August 29, 2004


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