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


“People see God every day, they just don’t recognize Him.”   Pearl Bailey



 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 10 - THE GREEN PARTY   Our speaker, Patrick McBride, was the coordinator for the South Bay Green Party for 3 years from 2000 to 20003.  He will tell us about his involvement with the Greens, explain what they are all about, as well as discuss political parties in general.   Moderator: John Simpson

 July 17 - SUFISM   This is the metaphysical aspect of the Islam religion.  Everyday sayings and aspirations have been passed down through the centuries by Sufi Masters. Beth Perkins will give an introduction to the Sufis and read some of their sayings.  Moderator: Beth Perkins


July 24 - A NATION IN MOURNING: MALAWI'S HIV/AIDS EPIDEMIC. Medical anthropologist Jade Sasser returns to share her knowledge of the devastating impact of AIDS on Malawi's economic, political, education and healthcare systems. The death toll has also changed the face of the Malawian family, as the burden of orphaned and vulnerable children overwhelms traditional family structures. Jade will also describe the efforts being made to turn the tide on the disease.

  July 31 - ANNUAL 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.  Your check should be made out to SBUF.  Penny Hendricks will be taking reservations so please call to indicate your plans to attend.  Call Penny.

August 7 - GOING TO HEAVEN IN A HAND BASKET   Violence, corruption, pollution, hunger, disease---The world today is a scarier place than it's ever been.  Or is it?  Rev. Terri Masters poses the question:  Are we worse off now than people were in the past or are we just more frightened?  Let's celebrate how far we've come and recharge ourselves for the journey ahead.  Moderator: Carol Simpson


 Aug. 14 - RECESS FOR THE SOUL.   Bernie DeKoven, author of "The Well-Played Game" and local Redondo Beach resident, will perform excerpts from his new spoken-word CD "Recess for the Soul."  As Bernie explains, "We seek enlightenment with earnestness and deadly seriousness, when often what the soul most needs is a chance to come out and play, and expand its capacity for delight."   Moderator: Linda Klein


                                                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE




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


Lorna Mc.

      Aug. 7

Les Berg

Beth P. 

      Aug. 14

Ted Doty

       *****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*************

July 10 - The CONCERT SINGERS will perform Sunday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.  This is the Annual Ice cream Social.  The program is jazz and swing music.  Come to the Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6323 W. 80th  Street (at Sepulveda) in Westchester.  See our own SBUF singers Rich Johnson or Bob Johnson for advanced ticket purchase $l0 ($12 at the door).

 July 17 - SBUF BOARD MEETING at Mathews Cottage after fellowship at approximately 12:30 p.m. Anyone who would like to attend is welcome.

 July 31 – SUNDAY BRUNCH  Mark your calendars now! Don’t forget to make a reservation!

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

News from our membership:  Gloria Miller is doing really well, on the road to recovery from heart surgery on June 15.  

 WORDS TO LIVE BY:  “There is no pleasure in having nothing to do: the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.”  Mary Wilson Little


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