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


 June  2005  Newsletter


“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”                                                                     Winston Churchill



 June 5 - A REFLECTION ON EL SALVADOR   Today’s speaker, Jim Conn, has been Mayor of Santa Monica, a Methodist minister, and is very active in Social Justice.  He comes to share an experience with us:  From Savior of the World to the Cathedral in central San Salvador, we walked with 40,000 people to honor the memory of Archbishop Romero - assassinated 25 years ago by death squads paid for by American tax dollars.  Three churches in the core of the city tell the story of life at the edges of the Empire.  You may enjoy the architecture but the anthropology is another story.  Moderator: Penny Hendricks


June 12 - THE NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY   Our speaker Rhonda Thomas, a director in senior activities at Beach Cities Health District and a Native American, has been very active in local Indian affairs.  She will tell us about her involvement and about some of the activities we can all attend.  Moderator: Beth Perkins


June 19 - THE SCOOP ON POOP  and answers to questions you didn’t even ask!!!  This will be a video taped presentation and demonstration by Dr. Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. and Dr. Michael Roizen, M.D., co-authors of the book “You, The Owner’s Manual” An insider guide to the Body that will make you Healthier and Younger.  (as seen on Oprah).  Penny Hendricks will moderate.


June 26 - MOBY DICK   Post W.W.II there were many UFO sightings.  Some of these sightings were actually large helium balloons that were used for U.S. photo reconnaissance missions.  Ted Doty will tell us about his involvement in 'Moby Dick', one such secret project.  Moderator:  Ted Doty


July 3 - LIVING UNDER FASCISM   It couldn't happen here in America...or could it?  The Rev. Davidson Loehr, minister of First UU Church in Austin, Texas, delivered a chilling sermon last fall outlining what fascism is, and how to recognize it when we see it.  Excerpts of his sermon will be presented by Carol Simpson.  John Simpson will moderate.



July 31 - BRUNCH   Mark your calendars now. This is our annual celebration!  We will meet at 11:00 a.m. at Alpine Village.  (No Meeting at Mathews Cottage today.)  More details in Calendar of Events.


                                                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE




Lorna Mc.

      June 5

Eric La Scala

Beth P.

      June 12

Lorna McClellan

Les B.

      June 19

Dave Miller

Miles T.

      June 26

Chuck Hendricks

Lorna Mc.

      July 3

Beth Perkins

Beth P.

      July 10

John Simpson

Les B.

      July 17

Miles Thompson

Miles T.

      July 24

Claire Aukerman


      July 31


       *****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*************

 June 5 - SBUF BOARD MEETING at Mathews Cottage after fellowship at approximately 12:30 p.m..

 June 15 – PROGRAM COMMITTEE will meet at 1:00 p.m. at Carol Simpson’s home.

 July 31 - BRUNCH  Mark your calendars now!. This is our annual celebration!  We will meet at 11:00 a.m. at Alpine Village.  The buffet style brunch offers many choices.  The cost is $15 per person.  Penny Hendricks will be taking reservations so please call to indicate your plans to attend.  Call Penny.

 ***************Communications Corner*****************************

 Please extend your thoughts and love to Eric La Scala and his family.  Eric’s father passed away on Tuesday, May 31st.  

 Other news from our membership:  Gloria Miller is (again) scheduled to have heart surgery on June 15.  Chuck Hendricks will be having eye surgery June 23, and gall bladder surgery as soon as it can be scheduled.

 Through the efforts and generosity of SBUF, the Annual Auction raised $1,864.  Special thanks to hosts Linda Klein and Bob Johnson, Carol and John Simpson, auctioneer Peter Landecker, and our treasurer Les Berg.  We all enjoyed a great time!

 Contributions collected for the PROJECT:  NEEDS totaled $710.  These donations were passed on to our “landlords”, St Paul’s United Methodist Church.


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