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SBUF  Telephone Information:  (310) 374-1451

President:  Penny Hendricks     Newsletter:  Penny Hendricks      Programs:  Penny Hendricks


December 2009  Newsletter

“You don’t have to have fought in a war to love peace.”  Geraldine Ferraro

                                         SUNDAY PROGRAMS

December 6 - SCROOGENOMICS: Why You Shouldn't Buy Presents for the Holidays.  According to yuletide economics, we value the gifts we receive less than the price the giver paid.  So, for allocating resources (getting stuff to the right people), holiday giving is a complete loser.  Still, sellers exploiting our holiday memories cause value destruction global in scope. Thom Kilpatrick presents.  John Simpson will moderate.


December 13TIS THE SEASON    Come celebrate the holidays at a program of stories and music. Share your best holiday memories and traditions, followed by singing Christmas carols. Carol Simpson will moderate and provide keyboard accompaniment.


December 20UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS    Though Christmas was banned in Massachusetts in 1659, it became a season for aggressive begging and boisterous invasion of the homes of the well-to-do.  Before too long, gang violence and riots were added to the mixture.  So what changed?  Come to this service and find out!  Rev. Marguerite D. Lovett was minister at Long Beach Unitarian Church for 17 years.  Come to meet her and hear what she has to share.  Peter Landecker will moderate.

December 27 – PEACE WITHIN AND WITHOUT   Come and smoke the Peace Pipe.  How do you feel about the recent decision Obama made on Dec. 2nd?  If you have something to share on this subject, we need to hear it.  I am tired of accepting what we are doing.  I have a pendant that I received on my very first Mother’s Day,  in 1969,  that reads: "War is not healthy for children and other living things."  My patience is wearing thin---I was really looking forward to a “change”.  Penny Hendricks will moderate, but this program depends on you.


January 3 – (NO MEETING AT MATHEWS COTTAGE)    HOLIDAY PARTY at 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon.  Come for food, fun, and fellowship.  Please bring something for the POTLUCK---and let Bob or Linda know what you are bringing.  Don’t forget your  “white elephant” for the exchange game.  Please wrap your gift anonymously. See the enclosed flyer for added information.


                                                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE






John S.

December  6

Peter Landecker


John S.

Bob J.

December 13

Beth Perkins


Penny H..

Lorna/Beth .

December 20

Eleanor Thrane


Thom. K.


December 27

Thom Kilpatrick


Claire A.


January 3




Bob J.

January 10

Miles Thompson


Penny H.


January 17

Meron Castain


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


December 2 -  HURRAY!!!  Les Berg is home from the hospital.  Les had knee replacement surgery on  November 10th.  He is now recovering at home.  I am sure he would like to hear from you.    


December 31 - Starry, Starry Night Party at Pacific Unitarian Church. We are joining PUC to celebrate New Year's Eve. For more information about this gala party, please click here. Tickets in advance are only $10 ($15 at the door) and includes two alcohol drink tickets (as well as a champagne toast), with an optional delicious Tandoori Indian dinner available for only $5. Contact Peter for more information.


January 3 -  Come to the Potluck and White Elephant Party at Bob and Linda’s home in El Segundo.  The party is at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.  Please call to let them know if you are planning to come and what kind of dish you would like to share.  Bring your unwanted item, wrapped, and play the exchange of white elephant “game” to see what possible gift you might be stuck with. 


  ***************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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