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


October-November  2006  Newsletter

“Those who reap the blessings of freedom must...undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”

                                                                                                     Oliver Wendell Holmes


                                             SUNDAY PROGRAMS



October 22 - IMPORTANT CHOICES.   Most people focus on the top statewide race -- the contest for governor of California-- but there are key down-ballot decisions like the choice for Insurance Commissioner. The ballot is packed with initiatives including propositions to provide public campaign financing and finance alternative energy research.  John Simpson will moderate a discussion on what progressives should do this election.  Bring ballots and pertinent information to share.  


October 29 - TRUST, BETRAYAL AND FORGIVENESS.    Today’s speaker is Minister Emeritus Ernie Pipes.  He suggests that there are at least two levels of trust:  the innocent trust of the child and the guarded trust of the adult.  But betrayal is possible at both levels.  There is a seed of forgiveness in every betrayal.  Bob Johnson will moderate.  


November 5 - BEYOND RIGHT AND WRONG.    Rumi (1207-1273) said:  "There is a field beyond all notions of right and wrong.  Come, meet me there."  Our speaker today is Simone Maudhui.  In September of 2005, Simone spoke to us about the energy of Synthesis.  Today she will share some thoughts on duality and current events.  Penny Hendricks will moderate.  


November 12 - WHO REALLY WON?    The nation went to the polls last Tuesday. What do the election's results mean for the nation and the state right now and in the future?  John Simpson will moderate a discussion.  


November 19 - TOWARD ETHICAL CLARITY.    Can one be ethical but immoral or the reverse?  Jerry Parker, a longtime Unitarian and Humanist, will offer some thorny ethical dilemmas for your consideration and discussion.  Peter Landecker will moderate.  



November 23 - Happy Thanksgiving


                                                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE






Miles T.

   October 22

Chuck Hendricks


Penny H.

Penny H.

   October 29

Miles Thompson


Beth P.

John S.

   November 5

Claire Aukerman


Bob J..

Beth P..

   November 12    

John Simpson


John S.

Les Berg

   November 19

Ada Furth


Rich J.

Miles T.

   November 26

Les Berg


Penny H.

John S.

   December 3 

Bob Johnson


Bob J.

       *****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*************

October 17.    An Inconvenient Truth. Showing of Al Gore's film at Gloria and Davis Miller's home at 7:30 p.m. Spotlight on global warming. Courtesy of California Interfaith Power and Light. CD preview of this film obtained by Peter Landecker.

November 19.     SBUF BOARD MEETING in Mathews Cottage at 12:30 p.m.

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SBUF PROGRAMS   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.

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

AT THE RISK OF REPEATING MYSELF (Ok, I am repeating this!)  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!  Your attendance and your support is appreciated.

Bea Schwartz is back!!!  She will be taking back her job of reminding us that our turn to bring refreshments is coming up. (A special Thank-you to Claire  for doing this job during the last few months.)

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