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


February 2009  Newsletter

“What we have to do…is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities.”     Hilary Rodham Clinton, in her University of Pennsylvania commencement speech, New York Times (May 18, 1993)

                                         SUNDAY PROGRAMS

February 1 - WHAT’S AHEAD    What's ahead with the new administration?  A discussion of what we hope Barack Obama will accomplish and what it will mean for the United States.   John Simpson will moderate.



February 8 – PARASITES AND PREDATORS   We examine two destructive forces in society and the damage they do.  Then we consider ways we can protect ourselves against them.  Jerry Parker is a Philosopher and Humanist and friend to our fellowship.  He has been a member of the Pacific Unitarian Church.  Jerry will present the topic and offer time for our discussion.  Bob Johnson will be moderator today.



February 15 -  THE JOURNEY OF MAN   Les Berg will discuss the book of this title written by Spencer Wells.  It explains how scientists are using genetic markers to learn the relationships among different people across the world.  Les will moderate.



February 22 - "LOVE AND DEDICATION”    Our new president, Barack Obama, has called on us to a renewed ethic of responsibility.  What does that mean for each of us and as a religion?  Rev. John Morehouse turns to raise this important question.  Rev. John is currently minister at Pacific Unitarian Church in Palos Verdes.  Penny Hendricks will moderate.



March 1 –THE SPIRITUAL WARRIOR;  SPIRITUAL ACTIVISM  Our speaker will be Simone Maudhui.  More details will follow in the newsletter for March.


                                                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE






John S.

 February 1

Peter Landecker


Beth P.

Bob J.

 February 8

Beth Perkins


John S.

Les B./ Beth

 February 15

Dave Miller


Thom K.

Miles T.

 February 22

John Simpson


Penny H.

John S.

 March 1

Miles Thompson


Beth P.

Bob J.

 March  8

Eleanor Thrane


John S.


 March 15

Claire Aukerman


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


February 15 - The SBUF Board will meet at 12:30 p.m. after fellowship at Mathews Cottage.  

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

From Peter Landecker:

         According to the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) Annual Report, SBUF is a Beacon of Justice Banner Society with 75 to 99 percent of our members as UUSC members. SBUF also received the James Luther Adams Award due to our line item budget allocation to UUSC. In my opinion, we are to be commended for our support of this very worthwhile organization. See  for more information about these awards.  (Thanks, Peter.)



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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