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


August-September 2011  Newsletter

"Ordinary people working together can bring about great social change.”

                                         SUNDAY PROGRAMS    

August 7 THE FILTER BUBBLE    Eli Parser's new book describes the impact that the personalization of the internet is having on how we access information. It's making sharing of common information much more difficult.  People simply don't get the same information.  New research shows that the Internet is affecting the way we think.  John Simpson will outline Parser's thesis and lead a discussion.

August 14THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FREEDOM RIDERS    Through this tape we can meet some of the Freedom Riders of May 14, l961 as they share the story of the terrible ride 50 years ago.  Why did these people get on those buses?  Where were you in May of 1961 and what were you doing?  Penny Hendricks will show this tape and moderate.


August 21 -  WORKING   Sharing our work experiences -  paid or unpaid - whether the work is  current  work or whether we did the work in the past.  What meaning does the work have for you?  Does it give you joy?  Pain?   Was it a "good fit" for you?  Come and share stories of what happened on jobs you have had.  Lorna McClellan will lead the program.


August 28   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?  Les Berg will lead the discussion.


September 4 – LABOR DAY WEEK END  (no meeting at Mathews Cottage today)


September 11 WHY LABOR UNIONS ARE HATED    Labor Day was Monday, September 5.  Our dear friend and Unitarian Universalist Reverend Emeritus Ernie Pipes will present this topic and lead our discussion.  Bob Johnson will be moderator today.


September 18 --  ANNUAL FELLOWSHIP BRUNCH   Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at the 22nd Street Landing Restaurant at 141 W. 22nd Street, San Pedro, CA.  If you want to attend, call Carol Simpson.  This will be a banquet style meal and really good food. The cost will be only $15 per person.            


September 25FOOD, INC (AND OTHER VALUABLE INFORMATION)  We will take a brief quiz and discuss how food choices affect our society.  We will view a tape that was seen on Oprah. This is  very informative and provides “food” for thought.  Penny Hendricks will moderate.   


                                                                     VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE





John S.

August 7

Chuck Hendricks

John S

Bob J.

August 14

John Simpson

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

August 21

Miles Thompson

Peter L.

Lorna Mc.

August 28

Claire Aukerman

Claire A.


September 4



Bob J.

September 11

Les Berg

Penny H.


September 18



Lorna Mc.

September 25   

Peter Landecker

Claire A.

John S.

October 2          

Carol Simpson

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 – Many thanks to Bob and Linda for opening their home to the fellowship.   Bob cooked some wonderful hamburgers.  Everyone brought some great “side dishes” and extras.  Thanks to Bob and Linda for their hard work!!! 

September 18 – ANNUAL FELLOWSHIP BRUNCH at 12:30 p.m. Call Carol Simpson to add your name to the list of those who are going to attend.

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

Did you know that we have some new members?  Irma Cohen joined in October 2010.  Nola Frame-Gray joined this summer.


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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