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


March 2010  Newsletter

“We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression—everywhere in the world.  The second is the freedom of every person to worship God in his own way—everywhere in the world.  The third is freedom from want.  The fourth is freedom from fear.”               Franklin D. Roosevelt  (1941)

                                         SUNDAY PROGRAMS  

March 7 –  FELLOWSHIP BRUNCH AND GENERAL MEETING   We will eat first and talk about fellowship business  (Have you got any?).  If you are unhappy with something, please come and speak your mind.  If you would like to see something done differently, bring it up.  Remember, this is your fellowship and your input is very important.  In any case, please join together for food and fellowship.  This is not a potluck, but if you want to bring something, call Penny.


March 14 –  THE QUEST FOR SAFETY    Is it possible to live a lucid (fully aware) life without any residue of fear or anxiety?   Can we realistically feel completely safe?   Yes, it is possible, but not without some wise effort.  Reverend Emeritus Ernie Pipes will present the program today.  Rev. Pipes spent years at the Unitarian  Universalist Church of Santa Monica  before his retirement.  By the way, Daylight Saving Time kicks in on March 14th.  Moderator:  Les Berg 


 March 21 – REVISITING 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 Sanatana Dharma, the eternal religion.  This will be a chance for Dee to cover some of the material  he did not have time for in January.  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.  John Simpson will moderate.  


March 28 – OUR CHOICE    Al Gore's new book, “Our Choice”, has some innovative approaches to solving the climate crises as well as discussions of the more well known fixes. Bob Johnson will focus the discussion on the innovative fixes e.g. burying charcoal in the soil to sequester carbon and improve soil fertility.  Come prepared to listen and discuss new ideas for attacking the climate crisis. Bob Johnson will moderate.



                                                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE







March 7



John S.

Bob J.

March 14

Thom Kilpatrick


Penny H.

Lorna/Beth .

March 21

Peter Landecker


Thom K..


March 28

Bob Johnson


Claire A.

John S.

April 4

John Simpson


John S.

Bob J.

April  11

Eleanor Thrane


Penny H.


April 18

Miles Thompson


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


March 14  -  THE CONCERT SINGERS present Journeys:  Songs of Travel and Adventure Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at the Westchester United Methodist Church, 8065 Emerson Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  Call (310) 376 1601 for more information or ask Bob Johnson.. 


March 26  -  BEACH CITIES SYMPHONY Concert  Friday, at 8:15 p..m. in Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College.  Crenshaw Blvd. at Redondo Beach Blvd.   Pre-concert lecture is at 7:30. FREE ADMISSION. Click on for more information or ask Peter Landecker.


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


From Thom Kilpatrick


I imagine by now you've heard that Ted Doty is gone. Here's the obituary his family (or  most likely the funeral home) put out:

Edward Andrew "Ted" Doty  89 years-- 03/08/1920- 02/04/2010 Ted was born in Los Angeles He was a meteorologist for the University of California, Los Angeles and the U.S. Air Force. Ted is survived by his wife, Marilyn G.; sons, Tim and Jesse; and daughters, Susan Avery and Mary Pasterski.

...But he was so much more.  Before I knew what a Unitarian was, I knew Ted. Our frequent "accidental" encounters in Old Torrance and around City Hall often led to lunch and a long, always interesting conversation about practically everything.

When I wandered into SBUF one Sunday (after finding its website), I was surprised to find Ted there — suspenders, smile and all — saying Welcome.

Many of you knew Ted better than I did. So you'll understand that I'm not only grateful for his energizing activism, his wit and his (and Marilyn's) graciousness. I'm grateful most for Ted's example. Irreplaceable.


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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