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


November  2008  Newsletter

“It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth ---and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up---that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.”                                                                                      Elisabeth Kubler Ross                               

                                              SUNDAY PROGRAMS


November  2 -  THE  FRIENDSHIP FORCE OF LA VISITS ENGLAND   Lenore Snodey and Peter Landecker will present a program about their visit to County Cleveland (near the Tees River in northeast England, and the Isle of Wight (in southern England).  Peter and Lenore stayed with two different families making friends and learning about the history and culture of each area. They will project photos and a video taken to illustrate their adventures.  See  for six sample pictures of their trip.  The purpose of Friendship Force is to create personal friendship links between countries.


November 9 - POTLUCK AND  GENERAL MEETING    Come to the home of Linda Klein and Bob Johnson at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.  The main dish and dessert will be provided, but side dishes will be appreciated.   Please call Linda and let her know what you will bring.  Come and bring a friend and share the fun.


November 16 - A NEW DAY HAS COME   Come together and share your thoughts and feelings about the history making election.  John Simpson helped with the campaign for Obama in Nevada and also in Missouri.  He will share some of his adventures. John will moderate.


November 23 - GIVING THANKS  AND THINKING POSITIVE   How expressing gratitude can make a difference in how we feel about everything.  We can look at how we can nourish our souls by little adjustment in our attitudes.  Penny Hendricks will lead the program.


November 30 -  “SO, WHAT’S FUNNY ABOUT THE BIBLE & RELIGION”    This is not a Bill Maher religious trashing of religion but a view that sees humor in life, in faith & in religion.   Reverend Jon Dobrer of the Fullerton Unitarian Church will be our speaker today.  You may remember him as one of the best speakers ever.  In 2006 he was Theme Speaker of PSWIRL .  Currently he is also teaching at the University of Judaism.  Peter Landecker will moderate.


December 7 -  LOST IN THE LAST FRONTIER OR INNOCENTS IN ALASKA  (Gloria, Davis, and Claire).   What can happen when you visit “Sarah country” on a Grand Land & Sea Tour of the state where you can “look over at Russia” for international edification!  Join us for fun, a few facts and some fantasy.  Davis Miller will moderate.


December 14 -  HOLIDAYS/HOLYDAYS   How cultures think about time, and why we mark out some days as different from all other days.   Our speaker will be Reverend Jim Conn  Jim is one of our favorite speakers.  At one time he was Mayor of Santa Monica.  He was minister of the Methodist Church of Ocean Park.  In 2004 he was Theme speaker of PSWIRL.  Currently he is involved with outreach for the Methodist Church.  Penny will moderate.


                                                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE






Les B./Beth

 November 16

Miles Thompson


Thom K.

Miles T.

 November 23

Les Berg


Penny H.


 November 30

Penny H.



John S.

 December 7

Thom Kilpatrick


Beth P.

Bob J.

 December 14

Claire Aukerman


John S.

Les B./ Beth

 December 21

Chuck Hendricks


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


November 23 - The SBUF Board will meet at 12:30 p.m. after fellowship at Mathews Cottage.

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

Milt Holmen has moved to be closer to his children. He will be missed.    

Eric La Scala also has moved.

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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