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


April 2011  Newsletter

"Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold, the feeling of happiness dwells

 in the soul.”            Democritus

                                         SUNDAY PROGRAMS    

April 3 LABOR UNDER FIRE    It started in Wisconsin and has spread to other states with Republican governors: demonizing public employees and making efforts to break public workers' unions. A look at what's behind the alarming trend and why it threatens us all.  John Simpson will moderate


April 10  EAST AFRICAN SAFARI   Les Berg brings a movie produced by award winning filmmaker Rick Ray.   This film includes the Great Rift Valley and the coffee  plantations of Kenya.  Also included is the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in the Serengeti National Park of Tanzania and the rain Forest of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park where the endangered mountain gorillas make their home.  Come along to the Safari.  This program will begin a little early to allow us to see as much as possible.  We can enjoy refreshments while we watch.


April 17   WAKE-UP CALL:  RAISING OUR CONSCIOUSNESS    This is a tape introduced by Tom Brokaw, and featuring journalist Bob Woodward and Michelle Obama.  Whether you approved of the war or not, this will perhaps give you a new awareness of the thousands of people that have been affected and will continue to be affected every day.  Penny Hendricks will moderate.


April 24 – OUR SOCIALISTIC GOVERNMENT   Quite a few people feel taxes should be severely reduced, and they want to "get government out of the way." This would mean that many of the services presently furnished by the government would have to be eliminated. We’ll examine some of these services, and estimate how much they would cost each of us, including conservatives and Libertarians, who use them if privatized.  Jerry Parker will present this subject and lead our discussion.  Bob Johnson will moderate.



                                                                     VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE





John S.

April 3

Meron Castain

John S.

Bob J.

April 10

Irma Cohen

Penny H.


April 17

Peter Landecker



April 24

Eric LaScala

Claire A.

John S.

May 1

Davis Miller


John S.

Bob J.

May 8

Chuck Hendricks

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 April.


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.  

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

Dear Fellowship,

Just so you know, I appreciate that you are the most important part of what makes this fellowship have meaning.  Your presence and contributions of time and energy and all of the good feelings that are shared are the fellowship.    I thank you for everything you do.

Love to you all, 

From Penny



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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