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


May  2007  Newsletter

“I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.”

                                                                                   Calvin Coolidge



                                             SUNDAY PROGRAMS


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.


May 13 – INHERENT WORTH AND DIGNITY   We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person.  This comes from the bylaws of the Unitarian Universalist Association, Article II Principles and Purposes.  Do we “walk the talk”?  Richard Johnson will lead this discussion.


May 20 - IF THERE IS A GOD, SHE IS A WHALE    Getting up close and personal with the friendly gray whales in the San Ignacio Lagoon of Baja was a peak religious experience for Carol Simpson and several of her fellow travelers on their early March adventure. Carol will show video that includes humans caressing and kissing a baby whale, and discuss what made the encounter so magical. John Simpson will moderate, and also add his two cents worth.



         On May 28,  Memorial Day  Linda Klein and Bob Johnson will host a Potluck and General Meeting at their home in El Segundo at 4:00 p.m.  Main meat dishes will be provided, but side dishes, vegetable dishes, fruit, desserts would be appreciated.  Penny Hendricks is coordinating the “pots” and would like to convey to Linda and Bob whether or not you plan to attend.  Please call Penny or send her an e-mail.


June 3 – WHAT IS IT ABOUT WALLS?    From Hadrian’s to China, from East Berlin to Israel, from the DMZ to the Green Zone, from Suburbia to the Border --- why do we humans persist in building what does not, apparently, work?  Is there a message here?  Rev. Jim Conn returns to present this program.  Jim is an excellent speaker.  Currently he is Director of New Ministries for the California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Jim was Minister of the Santa Monica Church for years.  He also served as Mayor of Santa Monica.  Come and enjoy.  Penny Hendricks will moderate today.


                                                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE






Bob J.

   May 13

Dave Miller


John S.

Chuck H.

   May 20

Carol Simpson


Rich J.


   May 27




John S.

   June 3

Beth Perkins


Beth P.

Bob J.

   June 10

Eleanor Thrane


John S.

Chuck H.

   June 17

Claire Aukerman


Rich J.

Miles T.

   June 24

Miles Thompson


Penny H.

       *****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*************


May 20 - SBUF BOARD MEETING in Mathews Cottage at 12:30.  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


May 28   Memorial Day Potluck - don’t forget!!! (see above)

   ***************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.

More KUDOS to Les Berg.  There will be another smaller SBUF sign indicating the entrance to Mathews Cottage.

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