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SBUF  Telephone Information:  (310) 374-1451

President:  Penny Hendricks     Newsletter:  Penny Hendricks      Programs:  Penny Hendricks



February  2008  Newsletter

“Every gun that is made, every warship that is launched, every rocket signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, from those who are cold and are not clothed.  The world in arms is not spending money alone.  It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.”                         Dwight D. Eisenhower,   April 16, 1953


                                             SUNDAY PROGRAMS


February 3 - ELECTION DISCUSSION     They're calling it Tsunami Tuesday because so many states including California have moved their Presidential Primaries to February.  Here in California voters also vote on important ballot initiatives.  Bring along any information on the various propositions as we discuss it all.  John Simpson will moderate.


February 10 - HAVE WE OVERCOME?    February has been designated as Black History Month, although some people question that.  Today we will look at how far we, as U.S. citizens, have come and look back at some history and focus on changes that we see.  Penny Hendricks will show a video shown on January 21st, a holiday set aside to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Some do not think that racism exists now.  What do you think?  Penny will moderate.


February 17 - UPDATE  Instead of the originally scheduled above program, there will be a memorial service for longtime SBUF member Richard Lynn Johnson to celebrate his life. There will be an opportunity to share memories about Richard. Richard was born on September 25, 1929 and died on February 13, 2008. 


February 24 - "The Necessity of Respect"  Reverend John Morehouse returns to explore the second smooth stone of religious liberalism.  Why is tolerance not enough in liberal religion?  What does respect mean in our daily lives?  John invites us to come together and join in the conversation.  Rev. John Morehouse is currently full time minister of Pacific Unitarian Church in Palos Verdes.  Rev. John will lead the program. Click here for more information about this series.  


March 2 - JOIE DE VIVRE     For the mature Unitarian, Joie de Vivre is an ideal state, suggests Claire Aukerman.  She hopes to enlighten us by sharing articles of new information as well as verifying some old wives tales about health.  Using various sources and portions of the text from a class she recently took at Dominguez Hills, Claire will inspire us to “use it but not lose it” referring to our minds, our bodies, and our life force (i.e., spirit).  Penny Hendricks will moderate.  This program was originally scheduled for February 17.



                                                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE






John S.

  February 3

Les Berg


Beth P.

Bob J.

  February 10

Chuck Hendricks


John S.

Les B./Beth

  February 17

Bob Johnson


Rich J.

Miles T.

  February 24

Rich Johnson


Penny H.

John S.

  March 2

Penny Hendricks


Beth P.

Bob J.

  March 9

Linda Klein


John S.

Les / Beth

  March 16

Eric LaScala


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


February 2 – Lecture by Mike Farrell  “Where do we go from here?”  Thoughts of an Actor/Activist.  Free Admission,  8:00 p.m. at  the U.U. Community Church of Santa Monica, 1260 Eighteenth Street, Santa Monica  Parking available between Arizona Ave. and Santa Monica Blvd.  Reception following. 


      February 3 - The SBUF board will meet after fellowship on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

March 1 - There will be a second memorial service starting at 11 a.m. at Pacific Unitarian Church for longtime SBUF member Richard Lynn Johnson to celebrate his life. There will be an opportunity to share memories about Richard. Richard was born on September 25, 1929 and died on February 13, 2008. 

   ***************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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