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


July 2011  Newsletter

"…in the new code of laws…, I desire you would remember  the ladies and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors…”      by Abigail Adams (1776)

                                         SUNDAY PROGRAMS    

July 3 – “ WHEN IN THE COURSE OF HUMAN EVENTS…”  It was July 4, 1776.  That must have been an extraordinary time.  November 4, 2008 was another extraordinary time.  There is a lot going on now, here at home and other parts of the world.  Where are our patriotic feelings?   What do you think of our democracy and the freedoms we enjoy?  Come to talk about your pride, your doubts, your fears or frustrations. Penny Hendricks will moderate.


July 10POWER   If power corrupts, why do so many strive to attain it?  Or, is it the corrupt (immoral) who seek power?  How does a difference in the level of power affect the relationships between people?  What are the connections between money and power? We’ll discuss how we as citizens think politicians should use their power and how they very often actually do.    Our speaker today is humanitarian and philosopher Jerry Parker.


July 17   SUMMER TIME POTLUCK  (no meeting in Mathews Cottage) Come to the home of Bob Johnson and Linda Klein in El Segundo on Sunday at 4:00 p.m.  Bob will cook--- out on the patio but your side dishes, salads, bread, snacks,  etc. are needed.   Have fun, good food, and fellowship.  Call Linda or Bob to let them know what you are bringing.  If you have any question, call Penny.  There will be a brief meeting after food!


July 24   ECONOMIC PROBLEMS IN THE USA   Let's explore:  huge military expenditures, tax breaks for the privileged, white collar crime, wasteful expenditures, expensive prisons, and the list goes on.  Bob Willet is our guest speaker who will use a PowerPoint program with his presentation.  Bob asks:  “What allows other countries to be so much more efficient and successful?”  John Simpson will moderate.



 We need to explore the root cause of violence, abuse, greed etc. in order to reverse this haunting dilemma.  What have we been missing that keeps us from achieving a more sustainable peaceful world?  Let's share some possibilities.  See below for more.  If we can come closer to the root cause of these “ monsters”, we could stand a better chance of reaching our dreams for a healthier future.  Len Harris is the guest speaker. Moderator to be announced.


                                                                     VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE





John S.

July 3

Penny Hendricks

John S

Bob J.


Peter Landecker

Penny H.


June 17




July 24

Irma Cohen

Claire A.



July 31

Eric LaScala

Penny H.

John S.

August 7

Davis Miller

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*************


July 17 -  Summer Potluck at the home of Bob and Linda.  On Sunday, at 4:00, in El Segundo.   Please call Linda and Bob to confirm your plan to attend and let them know what you will be bringing.  


SBUF Board Meeting  -  The Board Meeting will be in July.

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

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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