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 2011  Newsletter

"I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.”            Helen Keller

                                         SUNDAY PROGRAMS    

March 6 – LIFE EXPERIENCES    All of us have had some vivid life-changing experiences.  Is there a story you would like to share about a pivotal event in your life?  Lorna McClellan will moderate and lead this program


March 13 – THE CHANGING SEASONS OF OUR LIVES    Reverend Ernie Pipes  will present this program about the aging process and the changes we go through.  Rev. Pipes was the longtime minister of the Santa Monica Unitarian Church.  Since he has “retired”,  we are grateful that he is available to speak to SBUF.   Bob Johnson will moderate.


March 20   MEET SIMONE MAUD’HUI  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.


March 27 – HAPPINESS  IS--------- Do you consider yourself happy?  Is being happy genetic?  What makes you happy?  How do social connections affect your happiness? What do you think is the happiest job one could have?  Can being happy be taught?  Come and take inventory of your happiness.  Maybe we could do the “happy dance” together.  Penny Hendricks will present this program.

                                                                     VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE





John S.

March 6

Chuck Hendricks

John S.

Bob J.

March 13

Miles Thompson

Penny H.


March 20

Claire Aukerman

Thom. K.


March 27

Les Berg

Claire A.

John S.


April 3

Meron Castain


John S.

Bob J.

April 10

Irma Cohen

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 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 March.


All women in the South Bay Unitarian Fellowship are invited to join a Women’s Group.  We plan to meet once a month when we begin.  We will meet in the daytime for a couple of hours.  If you are interested, call Penny Hendricks.


March 20 – The Concert Singers will perform The Testament of Freedom and a World Premiere by Jenni Brandon, with other selections of words and music that weave the fabric of America.  Sunday at 4 pm at the Westchester United Methodist Church at 8065 Emerson Avenue. For info call (310) 376-1601.  


March 25 – Beach Cities Symphony concert starting 8:15 p.m. at El Camino College Marsee Auditorium.  “Gershwin, by George” featuring Deborah Aitken, piano soloist.   Free Admission, and on campus parking, $2. Free pre-concert lecture starting at 7:30 p.m. See for more information, or ask Peter.

       ***************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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From the SBUF PresidentJust to say “thank you” to the people who handle the Opening and Closing of Mathews Cottage month after month.  When you attend on a Sunday morning you may notice how everyone pitches in to help put away and clean up.  The refreshments have been great, too.  Thanks to everyone---your attendance and energy are appreciated.

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