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


January  2008  Newsletter

“The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good government.”    .     Thomas Jefferson


                                             SUNDAY PROGRAMS


January 6 - OLD YEAR, NEW YEAR, RED YEAR, BLUE YEAR   Come and share your thoughts about change.  What will 2008 bring?  What’s next?  What are your feelings and thoughts about the future?  Penny Hendricks will moderate.


January 13 – RESIST NOT EVIL   (Matthew 5:39)  This unexpected and often overlooked saying of Jesus in Matthew's Sermon on the Mount is actually quite radical.  What is the nature of "evil"?  of "good"?  ......Why do "The Nature of the Soul" teachings qualify it as "so-called" evil?  In a Universe ruled by Oneness, what is the place of "evil"?   How do we "Resist Not Evil" and Love at the same time?  Simone Maud’hui will present this topic.  "Resist not Evil" is one of the highest truths of humanity" from Eckhart Tolle.  From Hamlet:  “There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so".  What do you think?  Penny Hendricks will moderate.


January 20 - GHANA!    Peter Landecker recently visited Ghana (formerly Gold Coast) in Western Africa for three weeks with the Friendship Force of Los Angeles (  He lived in four different homes, as well as stayed in Mole National Park.  He will share some of his experiences with the warm and generous people, as well as some of the things he learned about the culture, history, living conditions and wildlife. Peter personally talked with the President of Ghana as well as many Chiefs.  He will show a video as well as digital images he made.  Bob Johnson will moderate.


January 27 - A FAITH EXPANSIVE    As we head into a new year complete with a presidential election, Rev. John Morehouse begins a five part series exploring what it means to be liberal in times such as these.  Whether you are new to the Fellowship or wondering what Unitarianism is all about, this is for you.  Each month Rev. John will explore one of what James Luther Adams called the "Five Smooth Stones of Liberalism.  Rev. John Morehouse is currently full time minister of Pacific Unitarian Church in Palos Verdes. 


                                                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE






John S.

  January 6

Eleanor Thrane


Beth P.

Bob J.

  January 13

Beth Perkins


John S.

Les B./Beth

  January 20

Miles Thompson


Rich J.

Miles T.

  January 27

Claire Aukerman


Penny H.

John S.

  February 3

Les Berg


Beth P.

Bob J.

  February 10

Chuck Hendricks


John S.

Les / Beth

  February 17

Bob 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*************


January 13 - The SBUF board will meet after fellowship on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.


January 25  -  Free Beach Cities Concert at El Camino College Marsee Auditorium, with a pre-concert lecture at 7:30 and the concert at 8:15 p.m.  Contact Peter or for more information.

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

Thank you to Bob Johnson and Linda Klein for inviting us to really great potluck and “white elephant” gift exchange.  Everyone had a good time and enjoyed the game  (some more than others)—those elephants just keep coming back!  Thanks again, Linda and Bob.

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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