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


April  2007  Newsletter

“ Inaction speaks louder than words.”           Anonymous


                                             SUNDAY PROGRAMS


April 8 - THE SPIRITUAL ODYSSEY OF ONE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST   From Joseph Campbell through Ernie Pipes and Alan Watts to “Why God Won’t Go Away” (by Andrew Newberg, Eugene d’Aquili, and Vince Rause) and “The God Gene” (by Dean Hamer).  Today’s speaker is Lloyd Drum who will share his journey to Unitarian Universalism.  Lloyd is a member of Santa Monica U.U. Church, but attends our fellowship frequently.  Penny Hendricks will moderate.


April 15 - STORIES OF A HOLOCAUST VICTIM.  Those of us who met Susan Ziemer-Brender

at DeBenneville Pines remember her warm manner, hearty laughter, kind nature, and fun-loving ways.  Susan has left us, but we will forever remember her. The year before her death, Susan was Theme Speaker at PSWIRL. Her theme talks were recorded, and Lenore Snodey will play one of the tapes and we can hear Susan’s own voice sharing some of her early life experiences as a Holocaust victim.  Lenore will be the moderator.


April 22 - HEALTH EFFECTS OF THE WAR ON THE IRAQI PEOPLE   Our speaker, Dr. Donald S. Broder, M.D. is President of Physicians for Social Responsibility (Los Angeles).  He will present a power point program which will give us new information. Through the media our information has been limited.  We may know the number of troops killed. We may even know about the tens of thousands of our casualties including the dreadful cases of multiple amputations, traumatic brain injury and PTSD.  Few of us, however, know much at all of the suffering of our Iraqi allies.  We've been shielded from seeing the number of Iraqi dead and the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi casualties.  We know nothing of the conditions of life there including the devastation of the country's infrastructure.  This presentation attempts to remedy our relative ignorance.  Penny Hendricks will moderate.


April 29 - BIG OIL U?   We take a look at how big oil companies are "greenwashing" their image to appear environmentally friendly while controlling research agendas at top universities.  ExxonMobil's activities at Stanford cost the university a $2.5 million donation.  Meanwhile, BP is trying similar tactics at one of California's premier public institutions, Berkeley.  Will corporate activities corrupt academic freedom and research?  John Simpson will present and moderate.


May 6 - MY PERSONAL LEAP OF FAITH   Bill Nunan will discuss the development of his essay presented March 26 on NPR.  Bill is a past member of SBUF.


                                                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE






Bob J.

   April 8

John Simpson


John S.

Chuck H.

   April 15

Linda Klein


Rich J.

Miles T.

   April 22

Rich Johnson


Penny H.


   April 29

Peter Landecker


John S.

John S..

   May 6

Penny Hendricks


Beth P.

Bob J.

   May 13

Dave Miller


John S.

Chuck H.

   May 20

Beth Perkins


Rich 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*************


April 22 - SBUF BOARD MEETING in Mathews Cottage at 12:30 p.m.  Everyone welcome.


May 25 - Beach Cities Symphony Concert on Friday at 8:15 p.m.  Free Admission/Free Parking at El Camino College, Marsee Auditorium on Redondo Beach Blvd., at Crenshaw.  Information at 379-9725 or ask Peter or checkout .

   ***************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.


How do I become a member of the South Bay Unitarian Fellowship??  Membership is open to all persons 15 years of age or older who sign a membership card expressing agreement with the purpose of the Fellowship.  Members become eligible to vote and hold office three months after signing membership cards.  Members are expected to participate in SBUF activities and to provide a helping hand and financial support when needed.

HURRAH for the fellowship!!!  We have a new member:  Milt Holmen has been attending many Sunday mornings over the years as well as offering a variety of programs.  Milt officially became our newest member. 

KUDOS to Les Berg.  Les led the effort to replace the SBUF sign on the west side of Mathews Cottage.  Thank you, Les.  The new sign is a big improvement.

Project:  Needs.  Penny Hendricks is collecting from those who want to help raise funds for this worthwhile community service.  Penny’s idea is to give the donations to St. Paul's Methodist Church from SBUF collectively, and let them know we are supporting their efforts.  Your check for any amount should be made out to Project:  Needs and dated before April 25, 2007. 

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