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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


October  2004


“Aging brings out the flavors of the personality.”




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 – HELP (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.   Beth Perkins will present the pros and cons of the propositions we will be voting on in the November 2nd election.  Material from the League of Women Voters will be handed out.  Feel free to bring any relevant information you may have.  Moderator: Beth Perkins


October 24 - THE UNITED NATIONS.   Today is United Nations Day and we celebrate as our speaker, Jim Stansberry, professor of Political Science at Harbor College, gives us an update on this world organization.  Ted Doty will moderate this morning.


October 31 - "PLAN B: RESCUING A PLANET UNDER STRESS AND A CIVILIZATION IN TROUBLE" (by Lester Brown).  Worldwide, the environment is deteriorating and the population is exploding with economic disaster to follow. Les Berg will present this thought provoking book with a blueprint for sustaining the Earth's resources and economy, with an emphasis on agriculture and water resources.  Les will moderate.


November 7 - ELECTION FALLOUT.   Where Do We Go from Here?   Whether a day of celebration or a period of mourning, come discuss your thoughts about the presidential election, and what may be in store for us during the next four years.  Moderator: Rich Johnson


November 14 – A RED IN THE HOUSE.   Stephen Fleischman is an award-winning documentary writer-director-producer whose career included ten years at CBS News and twenty years at ABC News.  He was also a member of the American Communist Party.  Steve will discuss how the mainstream media arrived at the sorry state it’s in today and how he found Marxism to be a valuable tool in analyzing the world.  The moderator is John Simpson.


November 21 - Roman Danilov will talk about growing up in Communist Russia.


   November 28 - FRIENDSHIP FORCE TO PERU! Peter Landecker and Lenore Snodey will show a video they made about their recent Friendship Force Los Angeles (FFLA) trip to Peru. They spent their first week living with a wonderful family in Lima, and participating in the many events organized by the Friendship Force Lima Club. During their second week, their FFLA group visited Machu Picchu, Cusco and Lake Titicaca. Peter and Lenore will share their experiences in making new friendships in this exotic and beautiful country built on Inca and other cultures. Peter will moderate. For information about FFLA, please checkout .



                                             VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE




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

Lorna Mc.

      November 7

John Simpson

Beth P.

      November 14

Claire Aukerman

Les B.

      November 21

Marilyn Doty

Miles T.

      November 28

Les Berg

     *****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**************


October 24 - SBUF BOARD MEETING at Mathews Cottage after fellowship at approximately 12:30 p.m.


October 29 – BEACH CITIES SYMPHONY will present a concert on Friday evening, 8:15 p.m., at the Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College.  A pre-concert lecture is given at 7:30 p.m.  FREE parking and FREE admission.  For information call 310-379-9725 or checkout


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!  Send an email, or tell them in person.




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From SBUF President Carol Simpson:

            If you have enjoyed the fellowship programs over the past several months, please take a moment to thank Linda Klein, who has ably served as Program Chairman since July 1. As you probably know, organizing a program committee of five independent-minded Unitarians is something akin to  "herding cats." Fortunately for all of us, Linda is up to the task. And please let Linda know if you would like to present a program, or have an idea for one.


THREE CHEERS for SBUF—We are growing!  We have a new member.  Thom Kilpatrick has been participating for several months and has decided to join us.  We are delighted!  Welcome, Thom.


SBUF has extended sympathy and caring to Penny and Chuck Hendricks for the loss of Esther Hendricks who passed on September 4, suffering from acute leukemia that was only recently diagnosed.  Many of you became acquainted with her when she visited here from Tucson.  She would have celebrated her 92nd birthday in December. 


Penny Hendricks has provided a framed printing of the Unitarian Universalist Principles and Purposes. (It is on the wall in Mathews’ Cottage.)


Claire Aukerman has volunteered to chair the TELEPHONE TREE.  Claire will be calling “branches” Jackie Berg, Ted Doty, Beth Perkins, and Lorna McClellan, who will in turn call the rest of us.




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