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

SBUF  Telephone Information:  (310) 374-1451

President:  Carol Simpson     Newsletter:  Penny Hendricks      Programs:  Linda Klein

  February  2005 Newsletter

 “I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and the war, that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become reality.  I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”  Martin Luther King Jr.


 February 13 - THE GOD GENE.   There is an age old debate whether our need for religion is innate or learned.  Milt Holman will discuss the latest research findings on this subject and it's implications for theologians and for us as Unitarian Universalists.  Moderator: Penny Hendricks


February 20 - GLOBAL WARMING.   Is it real?  What's going to happen?  What can we do about it or is it too late?  Meteorologist Ted Doty will give us an update on current thinking on climate change.  Ted will moderate.


February 27 - WHAT I LEARNED FROM BRITISH LITERATURE.   Dee Masters, who has taught British Literature for more than 25 years, will share what it has taught him, and how it has touched him.  He will look at the ideas that dominated the major periods and how the ideas influenced our thinking today.  Dee (husband of Rev. Teri Masters) is famous (in a minor way) for his surprises. Carol Simpson will moderate.


March 6 - TICKLE YOUR FUNNY BONE.   Nourish your soul with laughter today.  Bring your favorite funny poems, songs, limericks, jokes, stories or dramatic impressions to share.  Marilyn Doty will lead the program, and Beth Perkins will moderate.


March 13 - WATER FOR EVERYONE Today is Justice Sunday, and this year the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee is focusing on the access to sufficient and safe drinking water as a basic human right.  Carol Simpson will present the program; John Simpson will moderate.

Upcoming Program:

   March 20 – The speaker is Victoria Whitman, a Wiccan.

                                                 VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE




Beth P.

      February 13

Linda Klein

Les B.

      February 20

Lorna McClellan

Miles T.

      February 27

Dave Miller

Lorna Mc.

      March 6

Carol Simpson

Beth P.

      March 13

Beth Perkins

Les B..

      March 20

Miles Thompson

Miles T.

      March 27

John Simpson

Lorna Mc.

      April 3

Claire Aukerman

Beth P.

      April 10

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***********

February 17 - PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING at Carol Simpson’s home at 11 a.m.

February 26 – POTLUCK AND GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING   Come to the home of Bob Johnson and Linda Klein.  Bring one of your favorites pots and join us at 4:00 p.m.  After dinner we will have a brief meeting.  Everyone is welcome.  Remember:  more people means more food and more fun!!! Please RSVP your intentions to attend (or not) and let them know the kind of dish you want to bring.  RSVP

March 13 - SBUF BOARD MEETING at Mathews Cottage after fellowship at approximately 12:30 p.m..

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


How do I become a member of the South Bay Unitarian Fellowship??  Membership is open to all persons 15 years of age or older who sign a membership card expressing agreement with the purpose of the Fellowship.  Members become eligible to vote and hold office three months after signing membership cards.

Members are expected to participate in SBUF activities and to provide a helping hand and financial support when needed.

ANNUAL AUCTIONEach year we gather for a fund raiser that allows us to support the fellowship in a creative way.  We can offer services of a various kinds, offer dinners, breakfasts, desserts, a trip, etc.  We can offer items (new or slightly used).  We are scheduling this event for early May.  See if you can come up with something to offer and plan to attend.  It is always a fun afternoon and any money you spend helps the fellowship meet expenses.



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