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



April  2008  Newsletter

“I have one life and one chance to make it count for something…I’m free to choose what that something is, and the something I’ve chosen is my faith.  Now, my faith goes beyond theology and religion and requires considerable work and effort.  My faith demands—this is not optional—my faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I can, whenever I can,  for a long as I can with whatever I have to try to make a difference.”

                                                                                                        Jimmy Carter


                                             SUNDAY PROGRAMS


April 6 – LIVING TO 150  (AND FEELING GOOD)   Could you do it?  Would you want to?  This ABC News Special put together by Barbara Walters provides a great deal of information and brings up a lot a questions.  See how science is looking at replacement of body parts, created in a lab and how stem cells are being used to create human blood.  What about diet?  What about the quality of life after 100 years?  Today there are more than 84,000 people who are in their 100th year or beyond.  Chuck Hendricks will show this tape, and Beth Perkins will moderate.

April 13 – FAITH, HOPE, AND CHARITY:  WHAT THEY REALLY MEAN    Rev. Jon Dobrer presents a seemingly traditional topic, but needless to say he will share a non-traditional examination of it. Jon Dobrer is currently the full time minister of the Unitarian Church of Fullerton.  Peter Landecker will moderate.

April 20 – “FAIR GAME-MY LIFE AS A SPY; MY BETRAYAL BY THE WHITEHOUSE”    This is the inside story of CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson.  She served as an undercover agent for 20 years in the U.S. and overseas including Greece during the cold war.  Why was her cover blown by the Bush administration?  Les Berg will share this story and more, from the book “Fair Game”.   John Simpson will moderate.

April 27 –  DOING THE RIGHT THING   Rev. John Morehouse returns with the fourth smooth stone of liberalism and with a discussion on just what constitutes morality for religious liberals. Rev. Morehouse is currently the full time minister of Pacific Unitarian Church in Palos Verdes. Rev. John will lead the program this morning.  This is the fourth program in this series. Click here to check out the series.


                                                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE






John S.

  April 6

Peter Landecker


Beth P.

Bob J.

  April 13

Beth Perkins


John S.

Les B./Beth

  April 20

Eleanor Thrane


Thom K.

Miles T.

  April 27

John Simpson


Penny H.

John S.

  May 4

Miles Thompson


Beth P.

Bob J.

  May 11

Claire Aukerman


John S.

Les B./Beth

  May 18

Les Berg


Thom K.

       *****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*************


April 4 -  Beach Cities Symphony  Featuring Roberto Cani – Violin Soloist.  At the Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College.  The concert is at 8:15 p.m. with a pre-concert lecture at 7:30 p.m. Free admission and free parking. Please see for more information.


April 6 - The Concert Singers will perform on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at the Westchester United Methodist Church, 8065 Emerson Avenue, Los Angeles. For more information, check out and

April 14 – On Monday evening, there will be a SBUF Board Meeting at 6:45 p.m. at Peter Landecker’s home.

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

In February, our fellowship lost a very dear member, Richard Lynn Johnson.  Rich was a member of this group for as long as I can remember.  He will be missed in many places where he spent his energy and his talents, but especially he is missed as an important part of the South Bay Unitarian Fellowship.

It was suggested by Bea Schwartz that those who want to, can make a donation (any amount) to: Tree People.  We will send the donations as a group, dedicated to Richard’s life, a tree or clump of trees will be planted.  The check can be made to Tree People, but mailed or given to John Simpson, the SBUF treasurer.  He has agreed to sending the donations.

PROJECT NEEDS   It is that time of year again when we have the opportunity for Project: NEEDS to be a participant in the Feinstein Foundation’s matching funds program.  This opportunity extends from now through April 30th for you to help us raise some necessary funding to continue this vital ministry to the homeless in our community.  St. Paul’s United Methodist Church began this project in 1990.  In addition to providing a hot meal to all who are hungry (on Tuesday evenings), there is also a food pantry that provides grocery items to about 360 persons each month.  Penny Hendricks is collecting checks made out to Project:  NEEDS.   It is a way of showing our support for the church (our “landlord”).  Penny will get your check to the church and let them know the donations come from SBUF.

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.

If you would like e-mail reminders when a new SBUF newsletter is placed on the web, please send a request to

This page was last updated on April 11, 2008.

To return to the homepage, click on SBUF Homepage