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


 August-September  2005  Newsletter


“The more faithfully you listen to the voice within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside.”      Dag Hammarskjold



 August 21 - THE POSTMODERN CHALLENGE TO LIBERAL RELIGION   Les Berg will examine where we find ourselves today, in a world where reality does not sell and the concept of progress has been lost.  What does this mean to UU's and other liberal religions?  He will use excerpts from "Faith without Certainty" by Paul Rasor, published earlier this year by Skinner House.  Moderator: Les Berg

 August 28 - WHAT ABOUT MY ITINERARY?   Michael Eselun, a member of the Santa Monica UU congregation, spoke to our fellowship last year about "Coming Out: It's Everybody's Business."  He is a hospital chaplain at UCLA Medical Center, and he will share with us his sermon, "What About My Itinerary?"  He will share some of what he has witnessed in serving those who are fighting cancer, and what he has learned. More importantly, he will invite us to reflect upon some of those themes as they may speak to those of us living in less dramatic, but nevertheless difficult circumstances.  Moderator:  Linda Klein


September 4 - "DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE BIBLE"   Was Eve Adam's first wife? Was Jerico built on an earthquake fault?  Did the Jews really cross the Red Sea?  Linda Klein will take you through the first few books of the bible as presented by author Kenneth C. Davis as he examines some of the biblical archaeological evidence, explains mistranslations and presents some facts you may never have learned in Sunday School.  Moderator: Linda Klein


September 11 - SYNTHESIS AND CURRENT WORLD EVENTS   The energy of Synthesis has been active upon our planet, triggering major effects and challenging us to acknowledge our oneness.  What is this energy?  How does it relate to world events?  How do we work with it? How do we respond as a spiritual person?  Our speaker Simone Maudhui will lead a discussion after her presentation.  Moderator: Marilyn Doty


September 18 - WHERE HAVE ALL THE ANIMALS GONE?   From the jungles of Madagascar to the cloud forest of Costa Rica to the arid hills along the U.S./Mexican border whole species are disappearing.  We will watch a short video taped from Nightline about the effects of global warming and the extinction of plants and animals.  Some of the footage is spectacular. Bob Johnson will lead a discussion after the video.   Moderator:  Linda Klein 


September 25 - JESUS: A UNITARIAN PERSPECTIVE.   "Christians" have misunderstood Jesus "big time," says Dee Masters.  Dee, a member of Pacific Unitarian Church and husband of frequent speaker the Rev. Teri Masters, will try to cut through 200 years of myth to discover the man and his real message.  Come learn what Jesus REALLY said about himself, you, and how to live.  Moderator: Carol Simpson


October 2 - STIGMA & THE MANAGEMENT OF SPOILED IDENTITY   The Rev. Ernie Pipes discusses how every culture stigmatizes some of its people.  This phenomenon, more subtle than pigeonholing or stereotyping, is not only a social/cultural branding, but can also be a psychological self-branding of accepted disfavor.  It is in the broadest sense a disease - at once a social and psychological pathology.  It is curable - or at least treatable - and its various forms need to be identified.  Moderator:  Bob Johnson


                                                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE




Les B.

      Aug. 21

Ada Furth

Miles T.

      Aug. 28

Bob Johnson

Lorna Mc.

      Sept. 4

Rich Johnson

Beth P.

      Sept. 11

Linda Klein

Les B.

      Sept. 18

Thom Kilpatrick

Miles T.

      Sept. 25

Peter Landecker

Lorna Mc.

      Oct. 2

Lorna McClellan

       *****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 11 - SBUF BOARD MEETING at Mathews Cottage after fellowship at approximately 12:30.  Anyone who would like to attend is welcome.

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

The Annual SBUF Brunch was enjoyed by 27 people who ate well and laughed hard.  If you couldn’t attend, you were missed!!!  

 Is there anything you would like to see and hear about or discuss on a Sunday morning?  Contact someone on the program committee to suggest your idea.  They are:  Linda Klein, Carol Simpson, Marilyn Doty, Beth Perkins, and Penny Hendricks.  We appreciate your input.

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