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SBUF  Telephone Information:  (310) 374-1451

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



May  2008  Newsletter

Philosophy Glass

Some people see a glass With some water in it and say, “Oh yes, that glass is half full!”  Some people see a glass With some water in it and say, “Oh no, that glass is half empty!”

I hope that I am one of the People who is always able to Look at each of my glasses and See them as at least half full.  That’s very important in life, Because if you live feeling like Your glass is half empty, well, It may as well be empty all the way.

                                          By Mattie Stepanek,  age 6  (July 1990 – June 2004) 


                                             SUNDAY PROGRAMS


May 4 - WRIGHT OR WRONG     Come and watch a brief portion of the Bill Moyer’s interview with with Jeremiah Wright who retired from being minister at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago where Barack Obama attended services.  You can see Rev. Wright speak his own words.  That was last Friday, April 25.  Since then, Rev. Wright has been busy.  Why?  And to what end?   Penny Hendricks presents this program.  John Simpson will lead the discussion and moderate.

May 11 - LIVING GREEN    Our speaker Kathleen Jacecko will present a power point program  which deals with toxicity and making  our lives toxic free.   Kathleen is involved with an organization called Teaching Green and that is what she does.  Come and meet Kathleen and discuss all aspects of making greener choices.  Les Berg will moderate. 

May 18 - SO WHAT’S THE DEAL ABOUT RACE, ANYWAY?    Barack Obama made the speech of his life about race in Philadelphia a few weeks back and the OpEd pages and TV pundits went wild.  Everything from “ been there, done that” to how do we go about this?  Can Anglo and African-American people talk to each other?  What are the buried dimensions of the problem anyway that makes this so difficult?  Come and hear Rev. Jim Conn as he shares some remarks, some confessions and opens this up for your sharing.  Jim  was previously minister of a Methodist church in Santa Monica and was once mayor of that city. Several years ago he was Theme Speaker at PSWIRL at DeBenneville Pines.

May 25 - "HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL?"  Rev John Morehouse presents his last of the "Five Smooth Stones of Religious Liberalism" and the necessity of optimism in the religious quest.  Join us for a provocative discussion.  Rev. Morehouse is currently the full time minister of Pacific Unitarian Church in Palos Verdes and was Theme Speaker at PSWIRL last year. 


                                                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE






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.

Miles T.

  May 25

Bob Johnson


Penny H.

John S.

  June  1

Chuck Hendricks


Beth P.

Bob J.

  June  8

Thom Kilpatrick


John S.

Les B./Beth

  June 15

Linda Klein


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


May 18 - The SBUF Board will meet at 12:30 after fellowship at Mathews Cottage.


May 23 -  Beach Cities Symphony   Featuring Featuring MTAC Artists of the Future Soloists.  Also:  Berlioz:  Festivities at the Capulets.   Also Wagner:  Prelude from Die Meistersinger. At the Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College.  Free admission and free parking.  8:15 p.m., Friday. Please see for more information.


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

PROJECT NEEDS   PROJECT NEEDS appreciated the donations made from members of SBUF.  Thank you.

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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