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


January 2010  Newsletter

“To the press alone, checquered as it is with abuses, the world is indebted for all the triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression.”  Thomas Jefferson (1779)

                                         SUNDAY PROGRAMS


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. 


January 10HEALTH CARE REFORM?   Come and share what you can about the reform of health care.  Maybe you can shed some light on some of what is being considered or (no longer being included) in this complicated bill.  Maybe the discussion will help you to understand some of it better.  Penny will moderate but please bring your opinion and perspective to the discussion.


January 17 – HINDUISM    From our speaker Dee Masters:   I encountered Hinduism first through Emerson and the other Unitarians who introduced the Hindu writings to America. I will try to answer some basic questions. Who is a Hindu? How did Hinduism start? Is there a Hindu bible? What is the Hindu attitude toward a god? What is Karma? A guru? Are there different approaches to religion in Hinduism?  What is an "avatar"? What are the practical guides to life? What are the key Hindu religious practices? And that is more than we can really cover, but only a first meeting of Santana Dharma, the eternal religion.  Dee Masters is a teacher, a high school Drama Director, a Unitarian, an excellent speaker, and friend to our fellowship.  He attends Pacific Unitarian Church.  Peter Landecker will moderate.  


January 24 – WEAVING THE TAPESTRY OF OUR PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY   The speaker Barbara Reinhart will discuss the aspects of life where we periodically examine and challenge our cherished philosophical beliefs.   Through sharing her own values, Barbara will focus on a self-questioning process dedicated to trusting in one’s own evolving.  Although creative insights do appear randomly, she will suggest strategies that encourage an intentional approach.  Barbara Reinhart has been a lifelong Unitarian who has been active in embracing many philosophies.  Come and share your experiences. 


January 31 – NEGOTIATION OF SOCIAL INTERACTIONS  Speaker Jerry Parker will provide us with food for thought and discussion.  We get more benefits by working together, but we need to assure fairness. How do we negotiate fair agreements and define what each party should do?  Jerry Parker is a Humanist philosopher and has been a Unitarian for many years.  John Simpson will moderate. 



                                                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE






Bob J.

January 10

Miles Thompson


Penny H.


January 17

Meron Castain


Thom K..

Pen/Chuck .

January 24

Les Berg


Claire A..

John S.

January 31

Carol Simpson


Les Berg


February 7

Chuck Hendricks


John S.

Bob J.

February 14



Penny H.


February 21

 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*************


January 3 -  Many thanks to Bob and Linda for their warm, welcoming hospitality and one of the best potluck parties we have had ever!!! THANK YOU, thank you, thanks to you, and we do really want to say thank you so much.    GREAT PARTY---


January 29 -  BEACH CITIES SYMPHONY   Free concert on Friday, 8:15, with Pre-Concert Lecture at 7:30 p.m.  Featuring Esther Keel piano soloist – Rachmaninoff * Mozart * Brisk.  At the Marsee Auditorium of El Camino College located at Crenshaw Blvd. at Redondo Beach Blvd. See for more information.


  ***************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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