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


October 2011  Newsletter

"When good people in any country cease their vigilance and struggle, then evil men prevail.”

                                                                                                            Pearl S. Buck

                                         SUNDAY PROGRAMS    

October 2- CATS AND DOGS   Dogs vs. cats—What pet do you have and what does it say about you?      And should you have a pet?  John Simpson will lead this discussion. 

 October 9 - “A TREASURE MAP TO HAPPINESSwill be presented by Wendy Treynor, PhD.  It will be on the topic of how to create a life worth living, how we can cultivate a sense of joy, peace, freedom, and meaning in our lives, even if everything we thought would be, is not.  Wendy Treynor is a 36 year-old happiness speaker.  “I have had cancer and been depressed and now I’m happy.  I am also a PhD. Psychologist who has studied emotion and depression, so now I weave science and spirit, my research and life experience together to help people appreciate their life.” Please come on time.   

October 16 - ITALY, a program by Peter Landecker and Lenore Snodey. Seeing the world can give a new perspective on life.  Italians seemed to heartily enjoy their food and life. Come and feast your eyes on beautiful images taken by Peter in Tuscany  (including Florence and Siena) and the Amalfi Coast (including Sorrento and Positano).  They will also relate their impressions of Italian life, culture and history.  Moderator is Les Berg. 

October 23 - "THE WHOLE DONUT, NOT JUST THE DONUT HOLE"-  Today our guest speaker is Ian Dodd.  “To define me by my atheism is like describing a donut by it's hole. It may be the most obvious feature, but it really leaves out all the best parts.”   Ian Dodd has been a member of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica for 7 years where he recently served on the Ministerial Search Committee.  Currently he and his wife are developing a new 4th-5th grade Religious Education curriculum exploring the 21st century science-based creation story.  During the week he works as a film and TV camera operator.  Moderators:  Claire Aukerman and Davis Miller.


October 30 – WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE ABOUT DEATH?  Near death experiences – are they real?  These people have flat lined and come back to talk about it.   Their stories will amaze you, confound you, maybe even comfort you.  Dr. Oz narrates this  20-minute tape.  You will have a chance to share your thoughts.  Penny Hendricks will moderate.


                                                                     VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE





John S.

October 2

Carol Simpson

John S

Bob J.

October 9

 Irma Cohen

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

October 16

 Meron Castain

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

October 23

Nola FrameGray

Claire A.



October 30

 Eric LaScala


John S.

November 6

Penny Hendricks

John S.

Bob J.

November 13      

Claire Aukerman

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

November 20   

Les Berg

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

November 27  

John Simpson

Claire A.

       *****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*************


September 18 -  Some of us enjoyed a good lunch along with good fellowship.  One person didn’t come because she was celebrating her birthday, with her family.  Happy Birthday to Eleanor Thrane.  She is 86 years young.


October 28   BEACH CITIES SYMPHONY   performs at 8:15 p.m. at Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College –Crenshaw Blvd. at Redondo Beach Blvd., with pre-concert lecture starting at 7:30 p.m. (both free).  See for more information, or ask Peter.

. ***************Communications Corner**************************

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




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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