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 2011  Newsletter

"War is not healthy for children and other living things.”

                                         SUNDAY PROGRAMS    

May 1 -  MAY DAY:  CELEBRATING NATURE  May Day is a time for celebrating the fertility of the land and love.  We will honor the day by celebrating the lives of those who spoke for Nature and gave shape to the American environmental movement.  Our speaker is Rev. Marguerite Lovett.  Reverend Lovett is a fine speaker who served as minister of the Long Beach Unitarian Church for more that 18 years. Come and enjoy. Claire Aukerman will moderate.


May 8LIFE’S CLOSE CALLS   by Peter Landecker. Have you had any life threatening close calls?  Perhaps it involved autos or airplanes or a sport or a medical diagnosis that could have been worse. Perhaps an animal could have attacked you or had a close call fall. Perhaps a bullet, bomb or falling rock just missed you.  Any kind of near death or life changing  experiences could have made you think about life in a different way. Please come and share.  Peter will lead the discussion.  Bob Johnson will moderate.

May 15   BEING UNITARIAN—WHAT IS THE APPEAL?    We have learned that there are Seven Principles and Promises which are generally agreed on  by our membership as valued and worth our support.  As you read through the seven principles, is there one that stands out from the rest with special meaning for you?  Would you like to add a new and different idea to this list?  Penny Hendricks will lead this program.


May 22   JUDAISM, LOOKING WITHIN    Speaker Dee Masters returns to shed light on the life of a Jewish family and other aspects of customs and religious practices. Bring your ideas and questions.   Let's talk some more.  As a Unitarian, Dee enjoys exploring various religions and he is generous about sharing some of what he learns.  Dee Masters currently attends Pacific Unitarian Church.  John Simpson will moderate.



                (no meeting at Mathews Cottage)


                                                                     VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE





John S.

May 1

Davis Miller

Claire A.

Bob J.

May 8

Chuck Hendricks

Penny H.


May 15

Miles Thompson

Penny H.


May 22

John Simpson

Claire A.



May 29



John S.

June 5

Claire Aukerman

John S.

       *****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 May.


May 27– The next concert of the Beach Cities Symphony Orchestra will be given at 8:15 p.m. in Marsee Auditorium, El Camino College campus at Redondo Beach Boulevard in Torrance. You are also welcome to attend a pre-concert lecture in the main auditorium starting at 7:30 p.m. Artists of the Future soloists and Smetana featured.  See for more information.


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

HURRAH for the fellowship and Project: Needs.  Our donations totaled more than $500.

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.   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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