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


December  2006  Newsletter

“There is no passion to be found playing small—in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”                                                         Nelson Mandela


                                             SUNDAY PROGRAMS



November 26 - HEALTH CARE FOR ALL.    John Flick will be showing a 20 minute documentary video titled, “The Healthcare Solution: California One Care”, followed by a question and answer session.  The video describes our broken healthcare system and how the solution is a “single payer” universal health care system like that proposed in the recent SB 840 legislation.  The video also describes the One Care NOW statewide grassroots campaign to mobilize support for this health care plan.  Join the campaign!  Carol Simpson will moderate.


December 3 - GOD  VS.  SCIENCE.   This program presents a debate of the question of compatibility between God and Science.  One scientist, Richard Dawkins says that close reading of the evidence should lead toward atheism.  Another scientist, Francis Collins (the genome pioneer), has made scientific achievements and also possesses religious conviction.  Can he credibly argue that science and God are in harmony—that science is of God.  John Simpson and Robert Johnson will “play” the parts as they read from the debate printed in Time magazine.  Penny Hendricks will moderate the program and discussion.


December 10 - THE YIN AND YANG OF JUNG.   Carl Jung took psychoanalysis from where Freud left off.  He had major insights that broadened both theory and therapy.  These include the collective unconscious and personality types.  Rich Johnson will speak about Jung and his ideas, and will lead a discussion of these concepts.  Rich will moderate.


December 17 - A MYSTIC.   Dee Masters will share his interest in the mysticism of the Sufi poet Hafiz.  He will share his own mysticism , explore your mysticism, and look at the mysticism of Unitarians.  Dee is a member of the Pacific Unitarian Church , a high school teacher, and an excellent speaker.  Penny Hendricks will moderate.


December 24 - WISHING EVERYONE A DAY OF KIND THOUGHTS AND GOOD FEELINGS!  There will be no meeting at Mathews Cottage today.


December 31 - ACCEPTING CHANGE.   As the year 2006 comes to an end, we can look back at changes--good or not so good-- and how those changes have affected us and our future.  Do you make “resolutions” for yourself?  What gives you hope?  If you are granted 3 wishes, what would your wishes be?  Come and participate in this sharing program.  Penny Hendricks will moderate.  


January 7 - Pot-Luck Dinner Party and White Elephant Gift Exchange at 4:30 p.m. Call Penny for more information. No meeting at Mathews Cottage today.


                                                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE






Miles T.

   November 26

Les Berg


Penny H.

John S.

   December 3

Bob Johnson


Beth P.

Bob J.

   December 10

Eric La Scala


John S.

Les B.

   December 17

Beth Perkins


Rich J.


   December 24




Beth P.

   December 31

Linda Klein


Penny H.

John S.

   January 7

Peter Landecker


Beth P.

       *****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*************


December 10 – The Concert Singers will perform Music for the Holidays on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at the Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6323 W. 80th Street, Westchester, California.  For infoormation, call Rich Johnson or Bob Johnson, who are SBUF members and will be singing!!   

   December 17 - SBUF BOARD MEETING in Mathews Cottage at 12:30 p.m.

   January 7 - Pot-Luck Dinner and White Elephant Gift Exchange Party at 4:30 p.m. Call Penny for info.

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

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.


UUSC is the separate organization that ensures that UU values result in action.  We can advance economic justice.  We can defend civil liberties.  We can make environmental justice a reality.  We can ensure that the most vulnerable people are not denied their rights when disaster strikes. Together, we make a difference!  SBUF has been recognized for its support of UUSC.  In 2003, only 19% of the fellowship members gave financial support to the service committee.  In 2004, 2005 and 2006, 45%, 55% and 71% SBUF members are giving support to the work of the service committee, respectively. Many thanks to Peter Landecker for serving as our UUSC representative, reminding us to support this  valuable organization. To learn more about how this organization works and how your donation is being used, visit on line at


A special bunch of thank yous to Bob Johnson and Linda Klein for hosting a yummy potluck and General Membership Meeting on October 15.  We ate well and had a great time!!!

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