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


July-August  2007  Newsletter

“For every complex problem there is a simple, easy-to-understand, incorrect answer.”                            Albert Szent-Gyorgyi


                                             SUNDAY PROGRAMS


July 8 - TRAINING FOR SELF-CONTROL, FREEDOM & HAPPINESS    This presentation sketches the transformative practices that seem to be required.  Among them is a "vocabulary of feelings."  Come and enjoy Reverend Ernie Pipes as he returns to provide nourishment for our hearts and minds.  Ernie Pipes served as the longtime, well loved minister of the Santa Monica U.U. Church.  Bob Johnson will moderate. 


July 15 - NEW MEDIA’S THREAT TO DEMOCRACY    Has the emergence of the Internet, talk radio and other niche media undermined mass communication, common experiences and thus our shared understanding of problems, ultimately posing a threat to democracy?  Former journalist John M. Simpson thinks so.  He will briefly outline his theory and then moderate a discussion


July 22 - Alaska!    Lenore Snodey and Peter Landecker will relate their experiences exploring Alaska in May, 2007.  They traveled deep into Denali Park to see wildlife (including grizzly bear families, mountain sheep, elk, caribou, and eagles) Peter will share pictures and will talk about the history and culture of Alaska.  Peter will moderate this morning.


July 29 - ACCEPTANCE    “We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote:   Acceptance  of one another and encouragement of spiritual growth in our congregations.”  This comes from the bylaws of the Unitarian Universalist Association, Article II Principles and Purposes.  Rich Johnson will lead this discussion of the 3rd  principle.


August 5 - UNITARIANS FROM HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE     Les Berg will share his trip to Portland Oregon last month where he attended the annual meeting of Unitarians from fellowships and churches all over the United States.  Some of the subjects presented:  Oregon’s Death with Dignity Law, and The Pentagon Papers Revisited with a panel that included Daniel Ellsberg.  Learn what other Unitarians are up to.  Les will moderate.


August 12 - HEALTH QUIZ AND MORE    From Dr. Oz as he appeared again on Oprah.  Come and learn more about yourself as we try to answer some questions and listen as Dr. Oz answers more.   Penny Hendricks will moderate and provide this video tape.


                                                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE






Bob J.

   July 8

Bob Johnson


John S.

John S.

   July 15

Eric LaScala


Rich J.

Miles T.

   July 22

John Simpson


Les B.

Beth P.

   July 29

Linda Klein


Bob J.

John S.

   August 5

Peter Landecker


Beth P.

Bob J.

   August 12

Penny Hendricks


John S.

Chuck H.

   August 19

Richard Johnson


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*************

July 15 -    There’s No Business Like Show Business!  The Concert Singers (including the “Johnson boys”) will present the annual Ice Cream Social   with Jazz and Broadway Music.  Doors open at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday July 15th  (suggested donation:  $15).  Come to the Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6323 W. 80th Street, Westchester.


August 12 - SBUF BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING     After fellowship, in Mathews Cottage

.  Everyone is welcome.

   ***************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.

Happy Birthday – On June 26th  some of the SBUF family visited Jackie Berg on her 80th birthday.  We enjoyed some delicious chocolate birthday cake served by Les.

Happy Birthday to Mary LaScala, born on July 28, 2006; they will celebrate her first birthday.

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