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


March 2009  Newsletter

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”  Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

                                         SUNDAY PROGRAMS

March 1 - SPIRITUAL ACTIVISM    Our new president has been inviting us to get involved and volunteer in our communities.  There are many opportunities available for all of us.   Simone Maudhui  would like to focus and discuss service from the spiritual angle.  Simone has been teaching and lecturing on a variety of subjects relevant to the challenges of living in our times.  She works to build a synthesis between religion, science, psychology and spirituality.    Her passion is to expose the Universal Oneness underlying the diversity in our world.  Linda Klein will moderate.  There will be time for exchange of ideas and discussion.


March 8 - THE FACES OF THE ECONOMY    We will view parts of a program taped on February 25, 2009.  There are so many people in serious financial trouble in our country.  Lives are being ripped apart.  Come and talk about what you think about what you have seen and heard.  Penny Hendricks will moderate.


March 15 - THE IDES OF MARCH POTLUCK and GENERAL MEETING   Come to the home of Linda Klein and Bob Johnson, at  4:00 p.m.  (No meeting at Mathews Cottage.)   Linda and Bob will supply the main dish---the rest of us are asked to bring side dishes of vegetables, salads, etc.  Please call to let Linda know if you plan to attend and what you might bring. 


March 22 - METANOIA    Metanoia—old word, revolutionary (evolutionary) concept.  From Webster's New Millennium™ Dictionary of English - Metanoia - Part of Speech:   n - Definition: spiritual conversion or awakening; fundamental change of character - Etymology: Greek 'change one's mind.  Can this ancient Greek and biblical word defined as a “change of mind,” have deep and profound meaning for the world today?  Our guest speaker is David Miller, a new Unitarian Minister who comes to us from San Diego.  Before entering the ministry, David had over 20 years of marketing, business development and fund-raising experience with both private sector and non-profit organizations.   Claire Aukerman will moderate.


March 29 - THE TYRANNY OF DEAD IDEAS    In this new book Matt Miller argues that "dead ideas" are the political orthodoxies that constrain action.  He says we need pragmatic solutions. John Simpson will report on the book and moderate a discussion.


April 5 - REASON VERSUS EARLY CONDITIONING:  Which one influences our social, political, ethical beliefs and behavior, and our personality more strongly?  What part does  childhood play in determining a more conservative or liberal view?  Jerry Parker will present this topic and lead the discussion.


                                                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE






John S.

 March 1

Miles Thompson


Beth P.

Bob J.

 March 8

Eleanor Thrane


John S.


 March 15




Pen /Chuck

 March 22

Les Berg


Claire A.


 March 29

Chuck Hendricks


Penny H.

John S.

 April  5

Claire Aukerman


Beth P.

Bob J.

 April 12

Thom Kilpatrick


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


March 20 - Beach Cities Symphony free Concert starting at 8:15 p.m. with a pre-concert lecture starting at 7:30. See for more details.


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

April 5 - The Concert Singers are presenting their spring concert, Jubilant Songs, Songs of Love and Nature at the Westchester United Methodist Church, 8065 Emerson Avenue, Westchester. The Concert will start at 4:00 p.m., and ticket prices are $15. Included in the concert will be selections from Brahms Libeslieder (lovesongs) and Pinkham's Wedding Cantata. See Bob Johnson for more information and tickets.


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

Send your love and good thoughts to Gloria Miller.  She has been hospitalized twice this week. She and Davis need our support.


PROJECT NEEDS   Please find information about this community effort that operates at our back door.  In fact, part of their effort takes place right here in Mathews Cottage.  Project needs is run by St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, our landlord.  If you are interested and able to contribute time and energy, or to donate food, clothing, etc. there are many opportunities really close to our fellowship home.  We just have to walk across the parking lot!   Over the years many of us have made a monetary donation to Project:  NEEDS for the spring collection of funds that are matched (partially) by the Feinstein Foundation.  See for more details



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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