MEETINGS: 11:00 a.m. SUNDAYS at 2603 Mathews Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA

SBUF  Telephone Information:  (310) 374-1451

President:  Penny Hendricks     Newsletter:  Penny Hendricks      Programs:  Penny Hendricks


September-October  2006  Newsletter

“Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.”                Emily P. Bissell

                                             SUNDAY PROGRAMS


September 3 - LABOR DAY WEEK-END DISCUSSION -  Rich Johnson agreed to “lead” a discussion on whatever topic is chosen by those participating.  Come and express your concern and opinions.


September 10 - SEPARATING HIS CHURCH AND THE STATE -  Hear how Rev. Gregory Boyd took a stand and lost 1000 members of his Evangelical church in suburban St. Paul, Minn.  There are internal debates going on in some evangelical colleges and other churches regarding the tendency to tie evangelical Christianity to the Republican Party and American nationalism.  We will read together and discuss your take on it.  Penny Hendricks will moderate.


September 17 – ISLAM, JUDAISM, AND CHRISTIANITY INTERTWINED -  This presentation is a taped talk given in August at a gathering of Pacific Southwest Institute of Religious Liberals (PSWIRL).  Jon Dobrer is an author and is minister at Fullerton Unitarian Church.  He is a Professor at the University of Judaism.  Lenore Snodey will moderate.


September 24 – ENCHANTED AGNOSTICISM -  How is it that we can reconcile our honest search for truth and meaning with the wonder and mystery of our universe?  The Rev. John Morehouse explores the conjunction of wonder and curiosity in the spiritual search.  Rev.Morehouse is the Minister of the Pacific Unitarian Church, in Rancho Palos Verdes.  A life long UU, he grew in a Fellowship in the Hudson River Valley of New York and had a career in business before becoming a minister.  Carol Simpson will moderate.


October 1 - COMEDY IMPROVISATION - Our speaker is Betty Calame, a local psychotherapist who has been involved in comedy improv for the last 8 years.  She will give a brief history and explain the rules of comedy improv and will lead us in some optional warm-up exercises. Moderator:  John Simpson


October 8 – THE UNITED NATIONS - Jim Stanbery will give us an update on what is going on in this important world organization. Jim is Professor of Political Science at Harbor College.


October 15 – POTLUCK AND ANNUAL LIBRA PARTY (GENERAL MEETING, TOO)  (no meeting at Mathews Cottage today)  Please come to Bob and Linda’s at 4:00, for food, fellowship, and fun.  This is a “partial potluck” 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 brief GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING.  These meetings are required 3 times a year to take care of fellowship business. .PLEASE RSVP your intentions to attend or not. 


                                                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE






John S.

   September 3

Beth Perkins


Bob J.

Beth P.

   September 10

Linda Klein


John S.

Penny H.

   September 17

Rich Johnson


Rich J..

Miles T.

   September 24    

Penny Hendricks


Penny H.

John S.

    October 1

Carol Simpson


Bob J.

Beth P.

    October 8

Eleanor Thrane


John S.


    October 15 




       *****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*************

The SBUF Board will meet in September, someplace at a time to be determined.

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

If there is a particular topic you would like to see presented on a Sunday morning, or an organization you want to know more about, or a good book you would like to share, or any other ideas for Sunday morning programs, please call Penny Hendricks.   Your input is valuable!  Thank you for your help.

 CONGRATULATIONS to Eric and Lisa and Patrick LaScala.  Mary was born a little bit early, on July 28, 2006.  She weighed in at 7 lbs 2oz.  She was 19 1/2 inches at birth.

 The newly elected Board of Directors for the Fellowship is as follows:  President: Penny Hendricks;  Vice President:  Peter Landecker;  Treasurer: John Simpson;  Legal Secretary: Richard Johnson;  plus Les Berg, and Beth Perkins.

 From Penny:  Many thanks to everyone,--- every time you bring your interest, your energy, your willingness to help do what needs to be done, your hugs, and your ideas.  You are all important to keeping this fellowship alive and well!

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