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


November  2007  Newsletter

“Inspiration is that state in which mind and heart are connected.” Deepak Chopra


                                             SUNDAY PROGRAMS


November 4 - IMPEACHMENT - Yes or No?  Have Bush and Cheney committed high crimes and misdemeanors against the citizens of the United States?  Should they be impeached?  Jerry Parker will present the case against Impeachment. Be prepared to challenge him if you think they should be impeached.   Penny Hendricks will moderate.


November 11 - RIGHT OF CONSCIENCE AND DEMOCRATIC PROCESS   “We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote:  The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.”  This is the 5th of the Unitarian Universalist Association, Article II Principles and Purposes.  Rich Johnson will lead the discussion of this 5th  principle.  Richard will moderate.


November 18 -  THE INTENTIONAL LIFE:  BUDDHISM AND THE NEUROSCIENCE OF DREAMS    The results from using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (f-MRI) in order to examine the dreaming brain, now appear to verify the wisdoms of ancient sages.  In B.C.E.  India, the Buddha taught how to live mindfully.  Since early childhood, Barbara Reinhart has been fascinated with recalling and interpreting dreams.  From her reading and clinical experience, she will speak about the ways in which she synthesizes the findings of brain research, psychological assumptions and the emotional and spiritual meanings.  Barbara is a longtime Unitarian and a past member of SBUF.  She currently lives in Seal Beach.   Penny Hendricks will moderate.


November 25 - A FULLY HUMAN THANKSGIVING - What is the relationship between this most American of holidays and our own heritage as religious humanists.  John Morehouse is the minister at Pacific Unitarian Church in Palos Verdes.  Come and enjoy this dynamic speaker. Peter Landecker will moderate this morning. After the service and a short refreshment break, Rev. John will offer ideas for SBUF to be more rewarding for its members.


December  2 - THE BUDDHIST WISDOM OF THE DALAI LAMA   Learning how to take control of your mind,  developing a consciousness that is highly trained, guiding your life skillfully across the uncertainties of life - these are some of the  goals of the great wisdom traditions.  The Dalai Lama is a highly evolved example of Buddhist wisdom - and his teachings form the background of this presentation.  Ernie Pipes, our minister friend, retired from the Santa Monica Unitarian Church, will return to share with us.


                                                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE






John S.

  November 4

Bob Johnson


Beth P.

Bob J.

  November 11

Rich Johnson


John S.


  November 18

Penny Hendricks


Rich J.

Miles T.

  November 25

Linda Klein


Penny H.

John S.

   December 2

 Eric LaScala


Beth P.

Bob J.

   December 9

Peter Landecker


John S.

Les / Beth

   December 16

Dave Miller


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


November 11 - SBUF BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING     After fellowship, in Mathews Cottage.  Everyone is welcome.


November 25 – The SBUF board will meet with Reverend John Morehouse after fellowship.


December 16 – Here We Come A-Caroling  The Concert Singers will perform Carols From Around The World on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at the Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6323 W. 80th Street in Westchester, California.  For more information call (310) 376-1601 or visit the website at

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

 In case you wondered, the Libras in the fellowship include, Peter Landecker, Les Berg, Beth Perkins, Lorna McClellan and Linda Klein.

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.

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