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


October 2009  Newsletter

“You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man’s freedom.  You can only be free if I am free.”          Clarence Darrow (1920)

                                         SUNDAY PROGRAMS

October 4 -  THE GREAT NIGHT-LIFE MYSTERY:  HOW DREAMING AND DREAMS CAN TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE     Through the millennia, we human creatures have been trying to fathom those fascinating fantasies of our sleeping minds.  We are wise when we regard them as gifts.  At four years of age Barbara Reinhart began her lifelong journey of unraveling night-time tales.  Many moons ago, Barbara resided in Hermosa Beach and belonged to SBUF.  She is a trained therapist; she has been involved in Unitarian work.  She is a wonderful workshop leader and friend to our fellowship.  She was a PSWIRL Theme Speaker. Linda Klein will moderate this morning.


October 11 –   WHAT ABOUT THE REALITY OF RACISM   We may have left slavery behind, and we may have changed the laws that enforced Jim Crow, but what can we say about the on-going reality of racism in our midst?  The announcement of post-racialism, the attack on affirmative-action, the arrest of a public Black scholar in his own home, a White people’s march on Washington, Newsweek’s cover story on racism in babies – what does all this mean?  I think we need to get our categories straight, then figure out how to talk to each other.  Here is an attempt to talk about the unspeakable.  Jim Conn will present the subject and lead a discussion to perhaps better understand and speak to our concerns.  Jim Conn is a Methodist working in the greater community.  At one time Jim was Mayor of Santa Monica.  He served as Minister of the Church at Ocean Park in Santa Monica.  He was a PSWIRL Theme Speaker. Penny Hendricks will moderate.


October 18 – WHAT IS NOT DISCUSSED IN HEALTH CARE REFORM    Why doesn't the US have a health care "system"?  Are the reform measures enough to "bend the curve"?  Even if we are able to get a public option will costs be controlled when 50 to 75% are directed at preventable, chronic diseases?  How significant are the actions of our Food Industry on creating these escalating costs?  How responsible are each of us?  Our speaker today is Joy Jura, an RN with a passion to spread the word about our fragmented sickness care.  Peter Landecker will moderate.


October 24 – FALL FELLOWSHIP:  POTLUCK AND GENERAL MEETING  Saturday, at 4:00 p.m.  Come to Beth Perkins home in Hawthorne. This will be a potluck, so plan to bring one of your favorite dishes. Call Beth to let her know you are coming. 



                                                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE






John S.

October 4

Les Berg


Claire A.

Bob J.

October 11

Meron Castain


John S.

Les B/Beth .

October 18



Thom K.


October 25




John S.

November 1

Davis Miller


Beth P.

Bob J.

November 8

Chuck Hendricks


John S.

Les B/Beth

November 15

Eric LaScala


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


October 3 – PAINTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW. Painting and Photography Show with works by Lorraine Ginsburg at the Pacific Palisades Public Library located at 861 Alma Real Drive. Opening reception (with refreshments) on October 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. Contact Miles for more information. 


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


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


FYI – Thom Kilpatrick’s hardware (heart-ware) was “recalled” for a look at a slight malfunction.  He is in Torrance Memorial as I write this on September 30.  He is doing great and expects to return home sometime on October 1.  Your loving thoughts and well wishes are appreciated, but PLEASE no phone calls or visits at this time.  He is adjusting to the rewiring.


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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