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


May 2010  Newsletter

“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrations and revolutionists.”                          Franklin D. Roosevelt

                                         SUNDAY PROGRAMS  

May 2 –  COMMUNITY FOR A BETTER ENVIRONMENT   This is a California based environmental health and justice organization which promotes clean air and water and advocates for toxic free communities.  Alicia Rivera will speak to us about this group and what concerns them.  Peter Landecker will moderate.


May 9 -- REMEMBERING MOTHERS AND OTHER WOMEN WHO HAVE INFLUENCED OUR LIVES    How many of us have said “Oh I will never say that (or do that) to my children!”  and how many times have we heard the words coming out of our mouths?  What is the best thing you remember about this person that you would honor this day?  Come and share.  Penny Hendricks will moderate. 


May  16 – EDUTOPIA – STEPS TO QUALITY EDUCATION    “The Children Are Our Future!”  This popular slogan is supposed to have meaningful and positive connotations for having our children inherit a better future only to have arrived at facing the greatest threats to humanity and our environment.  Since the past generations have not achieved a sustainable and better future with less violence, abuse and greed, we should examine what could be missing in early/educational development that might be essential toward achieving our hopes and dreams.  What is Edutopia?  Len Harris questions “No Child Left Behind”.  He says we need to improve human relationships worldwide or we will not only leave children behind, we risk leaving humanity behind! Our speaker, Len Harris has valuable ideas for quality education.  Les Berg will be moderator.


May 23 – TRANSFORMING BEAUTY   Beauty is revolutionary in character.  Its presence encourages the breaking down of obstructions and the revealing of new possibilities.  Reverend Marguerite Lovett was pastor at the UU Church of Long Beach for 17 years.  Come and meet her and hear what she has to say.  Claire Aukerman will moderate.


May 30 – DISCUSSING THE JUNE BALLOT    John Simpson will lead a discussion of current issues on the ballot .  All input from you and various organizations can be helpful.  Bring your sample ballots.  John Simpson will moderate.   


                                                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE







May 2

Les Berg/Claire


Penny H.

Bob J.

May 9

Eric LaScala


Penny H.

Les Berg

May 16

Penny Hendricks


Thom K.


May 23

Peter Landecker


Claire A.


May 30

Bob Johnson


Chuck H.

John S.

June 6

Thom Kilpatrick


John S.

Bob J.

June 13

John Simpson


Penny H.

       *****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*************


SBUF Board Meeting - Date to be announced. 

May 28  -  BEACH CITIES SYMPHONY  will perform free at 8:15 p.m. at Marsee Auditorium, El Camino College –Crenshaw Blvd. at Redondo Beach Blvd. See Peter or click on for more information.

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

CONGRATULATIONS to Lukas Hendricks and his bride Veronica Gama.   They were married here in Los Angeles on April 24th.  They will return Friday from a brief honeymoon cruise.  Proud parents are Penny and Chuck Hendricks!!!



Please find information about this community effort that operates at our back door.  In fact, part of their effort takes place right here in Mathews Cottage.  Project needs is run by St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, our landlord.  If you are interested and able to contribute time and energy, or to donate food, clothing, etc. there are many opportunities really close to our fellowship home.  We just have to walk across the parking lot!        

Over the years many of us have made a monetary donation to Project:  NEEDS for the spring collection of funds that are matched (partially) by the Feinstein Foundation.   

In order to show support from South Bay Unitarian Fellowship we can give our donations to St. Paul’s as a group.  If you have not yet made a donation, you can make out a check to  Project:  NEEDS, for any amount.  It will be doubled in part.  Please write Feinstein Foundation in the “memo”.  If you give the checks to Penny she will present them to Pastor Cheryl at St. Paul’s.  If you have any questions talk to Penny. 

Every Tuesday evening this church invites all who are hungry.  They average 120 meals every week and approximately 300 families per month benefit from the food pantry.


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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