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


February 2010  Newsletter

“…Dr. King once said that the arc of the moral universe is long, but that it bends toward justice.  But what he also knew was that it doesn’t bend on its own.  It bends because each of us puts our hands on that arc and bends it in the direction of justice.”  Barack Obama  April, 2008

                                         SUNDAY PROGRAMS  

February 7 – WISDOM OF THE AGES    This program will consist of the sharing  the words of wisdom that have shaped and guided our lives.  Please bring a favorite quotation of your own and share the meaning or value for you.  You may also want to rebut or to refute something that seems to be outmoded or outdated.  Meron Castain will lead this program.  Meron is the newest member to our fellowship.  Please come and share your thoughts.  Meron will serve as moderator.


February 14 –- COME OVER TO THE DARK SIDE     The gift of chocolate is part of the Valentine’s Day culture in many countries, particularly Japan.  But the love of chocolate is nearly universal on a daily basis.  There are endless choices of chocolate products and recipes. Most are no more than a decadent treat.  However, a number of  recent studies have shown surprising health benefits  from "real chocolate."  Joy will share what she has learned about these benefits and some of the history of chocolate.   Samples of real chocolate will be provided.  HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!


 February 21 – LETTING GO    It's a personal Buddhist "twist" on letting go of the obstacles that inhibit our lives.  Lois Pereira comes to us from Pacific Unitarian Church where she has been a member for 19 years.  Lois worked at USC for almost 21 years as a University Administrator, and  is now pursuing a career as an Elementary School teacher. She began delivering sermons several years ago at PUC and was encouraged to speak more under the mentorship of John Morehouse.  Five years ago she began meditating and studying Buddhism, and her talks reflect a very down to earth and personal Buddhist approach.   Penny Hendricks will moderate today.  


February 28 – THE WAR ON WORKERS    Our speaker is Jim Conn, a good friend to SBUF and one of our favorite presenters.  Jim has been a Methodist minister in Santa Monica and worked in the larger community for the Methodist Church.  Jim has also been the leader for our Unitarian Camp for Religious Liberals at DeBenneville Pines.  Jim’s concern:    The Governor’s announced campaign to destroy three unions is just the latest in a series of national efforts to decrease the wages of working people and widen the gap between the rich and the rest of us.  What can WE do about this?  And what will Congress do about it?  This is a call to join the campaign to protect working people.

      Bob Johnson will moderate.



                                                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE







February 7

Chuck Hendricks


John S.

Bob J.

February 14



Penny H.

Lorna/Beth .

February 21

Eric LaScala


Thom K..


February 28

Bob Johnson


Claire A.

John S.

March 7

Claire Aukerman


John S.

Bob J.

March 14

Thom Kilpatrick


Penny H.


March 21

Peter Landecker


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!!! 


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February 20 - "Black & White" Piano Concert at Pacific Unitarian Church at 7:30 PM,  Saturday. Attend the annual "Black & White Concert" -- celebrating the Yamaha Grand Piano, and the notable talent of our community, with much playing, singing, and celebration. Black and white attire is requested; formal wear is optional. Come early at 7 pm to hear Alan Di Cenzo playing old favorites and his own compositions as we gather before the show starts. Enjoy a scrumptious 'Black & White" dessert bar during intermission. Suggested Admission: $15 per person, $7 per child, or $35 for the whole family.  Tickets or more information are available by visiting  or by contacting the PUC Office:   310-378-9449


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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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