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


February  2007  Newsletter

“Let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.”        I John 3:18


                                             SUNDAY PROGRAMS


February 11 - THE WAR BETWEEN SCIENCE AND RELIGION:  A cultural war.   Reverend Jon Dobrer, minister of the Fullerton Unitarian Church will present this topic.  Jon has taught Islam, its origins and beliefs, both at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley and at the University of Judaism.  He writes a syndicated column called “Out of My Mind,” and is a regular in the Los Angeles Daily News.

         Dobrer was selected by the Los Angeles Times as one of the ten most compelling speakers in Southern California.  This no doubt is owed to having worked his way through USC as a stand up comedian.  Come and be compelled!!!  He was PSWIRL 2006 Theme Speaker ( Peter Landecker will be moderator.


February 18 - “THAT WILLING SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF for the moment which constitutes poetic faith.”  From Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1817).  Intrigued by Coleridge’s oft quoted imperative about temporarily letting go of our disbelief, Barbara Reinhart looks at the life history of this highly gifted and psychologically distressed poet and social activist.  Barbara will discuss her speculations as well as some Buddhist perspectives about intuition and the poetic faith.  Barbara is a lifelong, active Unitarian-Universalist.  For the past ten years she has also been a practicing Buddhist.  Barbara has worked as a university professor and a full time staff psychotherapist at Northridge Community Medical Group.  She continues to lecture in both religious and secular settings.  As a workshop leader her intuition, sensitivity and compassion can not be measured.  Penny Hendricks will moderate.


February 25 - HOW DO I LOVE THEE?  Count the ways and poetic expressions on countless subjects.  Bring a favorite poem or amusing story to share.  Beth Perkins will lead this program of poetry and sharing.


March 4 - CROATIA AND SLOVENIA,  a program by Lenore Snodey and Peter Landecker.  Being introduced to the very interesting culture, beauty and history of this former Yugoslavia region recovering from a civil war brings a new appreciation for peace.  A video and digital photos will illustrate the presentation based on a recent three week trip there.  Peter will moderate.


March 18 - Reverend Ernie Pipes will present a program on the environmental crisis.


                                                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE







   February 11

Eleanor Thrane



Les B.

   February 18

Miles Thompson


John S.

Miles T.

   February 25

Claire Aukerman


Rich J.

John S.

   March 4

Chuck Hendricks


Penny H.

Bob J.

   March 11

Les Berg


Beth P.

Les B.

   March 18

Bob Johnson


John S.


   March 25




       *****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*************


February 11 - SBUF BOARD MEETING in Mathews Cottage at 12:30 p.m.


March 23 - Beach Cities Symphony Concert on Friday at 8:15 p.m,  with a pre-concert lecture at 7:30 p.m.  Free Admission/Free Parking at El Camino College, Marsee Auditorium on Redondo Beach Blvd., at Crenshaw.  Information at 379-9725 or from Peter.


March 25 - SBUF AUCTION.   The Auction is held for fellowship fun and to raise fellowship funds.  But more importantly, the auction is held to create social activities and encourage the sharing of talents and ourselves.  The auction will be held this year on Sunday, March 25, at 2:00 p.m.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.  More people always mean more fun and fellowship!!!  Begin to think now about any ideas you might have.  Please pass your ideas on to Penny or Peter.


March 31 - The Concert Singers will perform Faure’ Requiem (and other French and French-inspired Music.  Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Westchester United Methodist Church, 8065 Emerson Ave., L.A.  Tickets:  $20.

   ***************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


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