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SBUF  Telephone Information:  (310) 374-1451

President:  Penny Hendricks     Newsletter:  Penny Hendricks      Programs:  Penny Hendricks


November 2011  Newsletter

"Its not enough to just change the players.  We have to change the game.”

Barack Obama, January 4, 2007

                                         SUNDAY PROGRAMS    

November 6 - “WHO AM I – MYTH OF MYSELF” by the late Alan Watts.  He was an interpreter to the West of Eastern religions (and non-religions)  and a self described philosophical entertainer.  Lloyd Drum presents this program of Alan Watts speaking on audio tape.  He will lead the discussion.  You may come to realize the truth of the statement “You are what the universe is doing at the location you call ‘I’.”  John Simpson will moderate. 

November 13 – TOPIC FOR DISCUSSION:   "There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been.  The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."  from Isaac Asimov.  What do you think?  Come and talk about it.   Bob Johnson will moderate. 

November 20 – A CELEBRATION OF AMERICA'S DIVERSITY OF RELIGIOUS BELIEF   by UU Rev. Marguerite Lovett.  Let’s celebrate the concept of religious “fairness” this thanksgiving. Article VI of the Constitution states “no religious Test shall ever be required as Qualification to any office or public Trust under the United States.”  And the First Amendment states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.  It has not been easy being fair; some find it nearly impossible to be respectful.  It is our heritage and demands vigilance to keep it alive and healthy.  Rev. Marguerite Lovett  was minister of Long Beach Unitarian Church for more than 18 years and is making a return visit to the fellowship.  She is an excellent speaker with a wonderful Boston accent. Penny Hendricks will moderate. 

November 27 – SOME THINGS WE CAN BE GRATEFUL FOR    So often in the struggle for Justice and amid the details of living, we forget that there are some quite remarkable moments and people who make our lives possible, better and more effective.  Our speaker Rev. Jim Conn asks us to think about this and share our people/stories too.  Jim Conn has retired from his work with the Methodist Church.  He has been and still is involved with social issues of the greater community.  Carol Simpson is moderator.


                                                                     VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE





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.

John S.

December 4

 Peter Landecker

John S.

Bob J.

December 11


Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

December 18      

 Meron Castain

Penny H.


December 25     




January 1          



       *****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!


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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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