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 and March  2006  Newsletter


“There is no remedy for love but to love more.”        Henry David Thoreau                                             


February 19 - FEEDING THE SPIRIT THROUGH VOLUNTEERISM.   Bernie Slotnick has been volunteering since he was very young, following an example set by his mother. Bernie will describe his volunteer work as a clown in a hospital, an aide in the emergency room, helping second graders to achieve grade level in reading and math, and  other efforts. Bernie retired after 32 years with Northrop Grumman Corp.  Thom Kilpatrick will moderate.


February 26 - THE PHILOSOPHY OF CHUNGLIANG and GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING  Beth Perkins will share the philosophy of Al Huang and teach us about Tai Ji.  At the end of the presentation, we can learn the movements that represent the Chinese 5 elements of water, fire, earth, metal, and wood.  Beth will moderate.  Following the presentation, Carol Simpson will lead a brief membership meeting.  See Calendar for more information.


March 5 - SACRED CHOICES AND ABORTION: 10 NEW THINGS TO THINK ABOUT. This film provided by the UUA explores the theology of choice from the perspective of various religious faiths, including Catholics and Muslims. It offers ideas for UUs to be an effective religious voice for keeping abortion safe and legal. John Simpson will moderate.


March 12 - IRISH SONGS AND A STORY OR TWO.   Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Clark Branson, a dulcimer player and "Raconteur of Song and Story." Clark, who says he has long been a UU "in the tradition of Channing and Emerson," has been performing folksongs and stories since 1978, and has studied folklore/mythology at UCLA. His specialty is Irish songs.  John Simpson will moderate.



       "When you give of your possessions, you give but little..." — Kahlil Gibran

         We cannot buy a gift or acquire it through an act of will.  It is bestowed upon us.  To early cultures, gifts bore a spirit that lived only so long as the gift continued to move among bearers, without reckoning ownership, cost, price or compensation.  Art is a gift, not a commodity, even when it is bought and sold in the market.  Thom Kilpatrick will present these ideas and more.  Bob Johnson will moderate.


                                                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE






Beth P.

      Feb. 12

Beth Perkins


Thom K.

Les B.

      Feb. 19

John Simpson


Rich J.

Miles T.

      Feb. 26

Penny Hendricks


Penny H.

John S.

      March 5

Miles Thompson


Bob J.

Beth P.

      March 12

Eleanor Thrane


Thom K.

Les B.

      March 19

Les Berg


Rich J.

Miles T.

      March 26

Ada Furth


Penny H.

       *****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*************

March 12  -  SBUF BOARD MEETING at Mathews Cottage after fellowship at approximately 12:30.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

February 26 – GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING  According to the bi-laws of SBUF, the members of the fellowship must meet.  Sometimes we have an issue that must be decided by a majority of the members.  It is important to attend these meetings if possible.  It is also a time to bring attention to a concern or suggestion.  This particular meeting will be brief.

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Farewell to the Dotys.   Ted and Marilyn, you are missed.  We wish you the best. The Doty’s new address:  4457 SE Oatfield Hill Road, Milwaukie, Oregon  97267.

From the desk of our SBUF President:

The February/March General Meeting of the fellowship will be held Sunday, Feb. 26 following a shortened program by Beth Perkins. Please make plans to attend, as this is when we ask for volunteers to serve on the nominating committee to elect next year's officers.

With the Dotys departure, we have some big shoes to fill, as Ted ably served the past several years as vice president. Also, with my new full-time job, I'll be unable to continue as president. So please be thinking how you might be able to step up and serve as an officer, or on the board.

We promise to keep the meeting brief.

 Carol Simpson


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