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


August 2010  Newsletter

 "The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy."  -- Montesquieu

                                         SUNDAY PROGRAMS  

 August 1 –Vectors of Society: Three separate but closely connected factors defining societies are the economic, political and social systems. Because they are interlinked people confuse them, use the names for types of them incorrectly, and some, like the Tea Party group, get upset and use these terms as criticisms when they don't really know what they mean.  Jerry Parker will present this topic.  Come to hear his thoughts on the subject and share your own.  John Simpson will moderate.


 August 8 – HOW RACISM COLORS OUR WORLD    Come and watch a brief video of Shirley Sherrod telling in her own words the events of the week of July 18th to July 22nd as she appears on a talk show in New York.  We will talk about race, respect, sexism and whatever else you think was involved in this incident.  Penny Hendricks will moderate.


August 15 – THE DIVINE AND DEMONIC NATURES   as they exist right now here straight from the Bhagavad Gita.  Dee Masters will present a very sensible and challenging look at the demons among us.  Dee Masters is a friend to our fellowship and just happens to be an excellent speaker.  Dee is a teacher and drama director at Bishop Montgomery High School.  He also teaches at Harbor College.  Thom Kilpatrick will moderate this morning. 


August 22 – LIVING  FROM THE HEART   (AND HEALING THE PLANET FROM INSIDE OUT).  Our speaker is Simone Maudhui who will share some thoughts about the challenges facing us today and the power of the individual.  The passion of Simone is to expose the Universal Oneness underlying the diversity of forms in our world.  She works to build a synthesis among the religions, as well as between psychology and spirituality, and between science and religion. Penny Hendricks will moderate.


 August 29 – ANNUAL  CELEBRATION   (No meeting at Mathews Cottage.)  Details for this once-a-year gathering to celebrate the South Bay Unitarian Fellowship are as follows. We meet at 12:30 p.m. at the 22nd Street Landing Seafood Grill Restaurant in San Pedro (located at 141 West 22nd Street). There are 7 menu options and each costs $15. Penny is coordinating brunch choices and collecting money. Entertainment will include a magic show by Magician Marty Gorman, courtesy of Peter Landecker, and consists of a PUC auction item he won.  Mark your calendars for August 29th.


                                                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE





John S.

August 1

Penny Hendricks

John S.

Bob J.

August 8

Meron Castain

Penny H.

Les/ Lorna

August 15

Eric La Scala

Thom K.


August 22

Chuck Hendricks

Claire A.


August 29



John S.

September 5

Carol Simpson

John S.

Bob J.

September 12

Peter Landecker

Bob J.

       *****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  -  The board meeting will be in August.


August 29 – ANNUAL CELEBRATION  See details in the Sunday Programs section..

       ***************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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