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 2009  Newsletter

“Segregation was wrong when it was forced by white people, and I believe it is still wrong when it is requested by black people.                  Coretta Scott King

                                         SUNDAY PROGRAMS

November 1 -  $20 PER GALLON   As gasoline prices inevitably rise to $4, $12, and even $20 a gallon, does this spell doom for our country?  Author Christopher Steiner argues in his book, $20 Per Gallon, that rising gasoline prices will actually change our lives for the better.  Carol Simpson will lead the discussion.  Penny Hendricks will moderate,


November 8 – THE STATE OF THE NATIONS    Ronda Thomas will be joining us to update us on the impact of the current economic and political climate, on Indian Country.  Ronda has spoken to our fellowship several times before.  She has an M.A. in Clinical Psychology with emphasis on Cross-Cultural Psychology.  Ronda is a member of the Navajo Nation, and serves on the board of directors for several local grass roots American Indian organizations.  Linda Klein will moderate. 


November 15 – STEALING FROM THE RICH    Which is the most ethical choice: to leave the money with the rich people who own it or give the money to the poor people who need it?   Jerry Parker will present a response and ask for our ideas.  Jerry Parker is a philosopher and Humanist.  Jerry has led the Humanist Forum, and has developed a great list of interesting ideas for discussion.  Peter Landecker will be the moderator.


November 22 – THANKSGIVING: TO WHOM AND FOR WHAT - THE RHETORIC OF GRATITUDE     Our good friend Reverend Ernie Pipes will present this topic and lead the discussion.  Rev. Pipes was the longtime minister of the Santa Monica Unitarian Church.  Since he has ”retired”,  we are grateful that he is available to speak to SBUF.  Penny Hendricks will moderate.


November 29 – GREAT RIVERS OF EUROPE    This is a program by Peter Landecker and Lenore Snodey. Earlier this year, they spent 16 days navigating the Great Rivers of Europe. They got on their ship in Amsterdam and off in Vienna. On the way they explored European history going back hundreds of years. They will share Peter's gorgeous video and still photography as well as relate some of their experiences, the culture of the area, and their interactions with some of the people.  Their itinerary is available at . The moderator will be announced.


                                                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE






John S.

November 1

Davis Miller


Beth P.

Bob J.

November 8

Eric La Scala


John S.

Lorna/Beth .

November 15

Chuck Hendricks


Thom K..


November 22

John Simpson


Claire A.


November 29

Claire Aukerman


Penny H.

John S.

December  6

Peter Landecker


Beth P.

Bob J.

December 13

Beth Perkins


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


November 6 – BEACH CITIES SYMPHONY  8:15 p.m. in Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College.  There is a pre-concert lecture at 7:30.  The concert and parking are free.  The symphony is performing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. 


November 21 – THE CONCERT SINGERS   This Saturday concert will be SONGS OF THANKS AND PEACE,  at the Westchester United Methodist Church at 8065 Emerson Avenue.  For more information, call (310) 376-1601.


November 22 -- The SBUF Board will meet at 12:30 p.m. after fellowship at Mathews Cottage.  


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


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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