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-July  2006  Newsletter


“Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.”

                                                                                                                Mark Twain



June 11 - POTLUCK WITH A TWIST   (no meeting at Mathews Cottage today)  Everyone welcome  to come to Bob and Linda’s at 4:00 p.m., for food, fellowship, and fun.  This potluck has a “twist” in that main dishes and desert will be provided  What will be needed are some side dishes and salads to go with.  Dinner will be followed by a GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING.  These meetings are required 3 times a year to take care of fellowship business.  The particular business of this meeting will be the election of the SBUF board for July 2006 – June 2007.  The following members have agreed to serve on the new board if so elected.  The slate is open to anyone else who would like to volunteer.  The perspective board members are: Richard Johnson, John Simpson, Penny Hendricks, Beth Perkins, Les Berg, and Peter Landecker.  If you would like to add your name to the list, come to the potluck.  Please RSVP your intentions to attend or not.   


June 18 - RADICAL REPATTERNING:  THE NECESSARY ILLUSION OF CONTROL   The topic concerns letting go of habitual reactivity, old conditioning, and transforming identity issues.  Barbara Reinhart, a lifelong Unitarian, returns to speak to us.  Penny Hendricks will moderate.


June 25 - EASTERN ORTHODOX   What do they believe? Who are they? Are they Catholics without a pope? Do they have anything in common with the evangelicals or Protestants? Learn the answers to these and other questions By coming and hearing from a real member of a Orthodox parish, a convert, Larry Kisby.  Linda Klein will moderate.


July 2 - CONCERNS OF THE DAY  Come and share a concern you have and let’s talk about it.  We will have open discussion on a topic you bring up.  Rich Johnson will moderate.


July 9 - THE LONG EMERGENCY   What will happen to American society as we confront the end of the cheap-fossil-fuel era?  Author James Howard Kunstler refers to the coming times as "The Long Emergency," and warns that the crisis will change everything about the way we live. Carol Simpson will moderate this program based on Kunstler's predictions.


July 16 - YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS  Rev. Jim Conn will present the program this morning. Phillip Roth’s new novel,  THOUGHTS ON THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF “EVERYMAN” IN THE 6TH YEAR OF THE 21ST CENTURY   takes its title from the medieval morality play; and it pushes me to ask a few questions that usually go unasked in the public arena.  If we are so comfortable, why do we feel so anxious?  If we are so strong, why do we feel so afraid?  If we are so wealthy, why do we feel so poor?  Is there a name for this sense of dis-ease?   Rev. Jim Conn serves as the Director of New Ministries for the California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, where he previously served as Urban Strategist. For 22 years, he was the United Methodist Minister of the untraditional "Church in Ocean Park."  Jim was also a former mayor of the City of Santa Monica.  Peter Landecker will moderate.


July 23 – STOP GENOCIDE NOW  Amnesty International activist Gabriel Stauring will share slides and a video presentation.


                                                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE







      June 11




Les B.

      June 18

Penny Hendricks


Rich J.

Miles T.

      June 25

Eleanor Thrane


Penny H.

John S.

      July 2

Rich J.


Bob J.

Beth P.

      July 9

Les Berg



Les B.

      July 16

Ada Furth


Rich J.

Miles T.

      July 23

Chuck Hendricks


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!!! 


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      June 18 - The SBUF Board will meet Sunday June 18, following fellowship.  Meeting at 12:30 p.m.

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***WORKSHOP***WORKSHOP***WORKSHOP***  A workshop relating to the program being presented on June 18th is being offered by Barbara Reinhart.  This will be a 6 week workshop, meeting on Saturday mornings, 10:00 to 12:30 am.  The dates are July 1, 8, 15 and 29, August 5 and 12. Call Penny Hendricks if you are interested.

 ANNUAL AUCTION  Did you “buy” a breakfast, a haircut, a dinner or refreshments???  If you did, be sure to follow up with your offering or to enjoy your purchase.  Last year the auction was held later in the fiscal year on May 14.  This year we are trying a variation of the auction, something with new twist that will combine fund raising with social activity.  Read upcoming newsletters for more details.

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