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



June  2008  Newsletter

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”

                                                                                                        By Anais Nin



                                             SUNDAY PROGRAMS


June 1 - TRUTH VERSUS “TRUTH”    Sometimes we ignore truth that doesn't fit with our beliefs.  Sometimes we accept statements that don't have any factual basis because they fit our prior prejudices.  Do we have expectations of the truth that is dependent on the source?  Jerry Parker will present this subject and lead the discussion.  Jerry Parker is a longtime Unitarian and Humanist philosopher.  Penny Hendricks will moderate.

June 8 - PEACE, LIBERTY, AND JUSTICE    John Simpson will lead a discussion of the sixth of the Seven Unitarian Universalist Principles and Purposes.  We covenant to affirm and promote:  The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.  John will moderate.

June 15 - POTLUCK PARTY TIME    Please put this date on your calendar and come to the home of Linda Klein and Bob Johnson.  The fellowship will furnish the main dish (Bob will be at the barbeque) and dessert will be furnished, too.  The rest of us can bring side dishes to complete the meal.  Linda would like to hear from you, so she will have an idea who is planning to come, and what food you will be bringing. Time: 4:00 p.m. (no meeting at Mathews Cottage today).   We will have a brief General Membership Meeting to elect the new board.  The current list of candidate/volunteers are:  Penny Hendricks, John Simpson, Les Berg, Peter Landecker, and Beth Perkins.  Anyone who would like to add their name to the list is invited to do so.

June 22 - ON BECOMING A CULTURAL INNOVATOR    The worldviews we operate out of, our collective mindset, our guiding values, our levels of care for one another - are not advanced enough to address the global crises we currently face.  What impels individuals and societies to transform?  Today we welcome Reverend Ernie Pipes (retired from Santa Monica Unitarian Church).  Ernie will present this topic and lead our discussion.  Moderator will be announced.

June 29 - HACKING DEMOCRACY    We will be watching portions of a documentary shown on HBO.  It is jarring to the mind to see, even if you have read or heard of the “wonder” of machines that have been allowed to change the process that is so critical to our making democracy work.  You  will dismayed by what has been allowed to happen in the past.  The question is:  What has been done to remedy the situations revealed?  Penny Hendricks will moderate.


                                                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE






John S.

  June 1

Chuck Hendricks


Beth P.

Bob J.

  June 8

Thom Kilpatrick


John S.


  June 15




Miles T.

  June 22

Peter Landecker


Penny H.

Penny H.

  June  29

Eric LaScala


Thom K.

John S.

  July 6

Linda Klein


Beth P.

Bob J.

  July 13

Dave Miller


John S.

       *****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*************


June 6 - There will be a free Bach's Lunch organ concert in memory of Richard Johnson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Manhattan Beach on Friday at 12:15 p.m. Please checkout for more information.


July 6 - The SBUF Board will meet at 12:30 p.m. after fellowship at Mathews Cottage.


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

On May 29th, Jackie Berg slipped quietly away from this life.  Jackie has been a resident of Sunrise, an assisted living facility in Hermosa Beach.  Her condition worsened last week and she was moved into hospice care; she became comatose last Saturday, May 24th. She had a debilitating illness that had progressed somewhat as expected.  She was a valued member of our fellowship.  Jackie played an important role as we tried to start a Religious Education program.  We have been missing her as her illness began to take over her life. A memorial service will be held at Pacific Unitarian Church on Saturday, June 21, at 11:00 a.m.

  We are pleased to welcome back Thom Kilpatrick as a participating member!!!!


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.  


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.

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