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


September 2010  Newsletter

  "In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds.  Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.”                                                                                         Dr. Martin Luther King, August 28, 1963

                                         SUNDAY PROGRAMS   

September 5 – LABOR DAY WEEK END   (No Meeting at Mathews Cottage.)  First Labor Day in the United States was celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City.[1] In the aftermath of the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the 1894 Pullman Strike, President Grover Cleveland put reconciliation with Labor as a top political priority. Fearing further conflict, legislation making Labor Day a national holiday was rushed through Congress unanimously and signed into law a mere six days after the end of the strike.


September 12 – BONAIRE    Bonaire is a pair of small Caribbean islands just north of Venezuela, known for its history of Dutch slave trading, salt manufacturing, and Scuba diving. The whole north end of the island is a National Park and flamingo sanctuary. Peter Landecker visited this place for two weeks earlier this year, and will relate his experiences as well as show some of his beautiful and exotic above water and underwater images.  Lenore Snodey will moderate.


September 19 – SLAMMING ISLAM   has become a deadly national sport.  Feisal Rauf’s community of Moslems, for decades NYC residents, have long planned to build a center in lowest Manhattan .  From long before 9/11, he has opposed terrorism and promoted interfaith tolerance and understanding.  We discover what this imam and other American Moslems really think – and may learn a bit about ourselves, as well.  Thom  Kilpatrick  presents.


September 26 – THE DELUSION OF DETACHMENT     From her perspective as a “Buddhatarian”,  Our speaker Barbara Reinhart will discuss the theme of connectedness.  She distinguishes between the mistaken identity of detachment and the open-mindedness of objectivity.  Buddhist psychology encourages compassionate self-honesty and respect for our own basic integrity.  Retraining our minds could lead us to more skillful and satisfying confidence in the choices that we make to connect.  Barbara Reinhart was once a member of this fellowship.  She is a therapist, a teacher, and is a sensitive and  extraordinary workshop leader.  Penny Hendricks will moderate.


October 3 - WHY ARE YOU A UNITARIAN?   Come to share and discuss your choice.  What aspect of being Unitarian do you value the most?    Was there something specific that made you choose this fellowship?


                                                VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE






September 5



Bob J.

September 12

Carol Simpson

Claire A.

Les/ Lorna

September 19

Peter Landecker

Thom K.


September 26

Claire Aukerman

Penny H.

John S.

October 3

Les Berg

John S.

Bob J.

October 10

Miles Thompson

Penny H.


October 17

Thom Kilpatrick

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 tablecloths, make the coffee, start the water, set-up cups, etc. for the refreshments.  Please display the fellowship candle on the circular table. Place the Guest Book, name tags, and offering basket on the long 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 September.


September 24, 25, and 26 – THE NOTABLES will perform at the Manhattan Beach Community Church.  Seats are reserved.  See Claire Aukerman  (who will perform) and will have tickets:  $15. .

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

THE ANNUAL DINNER on August 29 was attended by 29 people.  The food was great and the service was very good.  Many thanks to Claire and her committee.  Kudos to everyone who helped make it happen! Magicians Jack Kaytor and Marty Gorman were big hits and really entertained us.


Meron Castain is at home recovering from extensive heart surgery.  We are counting the days until he can return to the fellowship.


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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