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SBUF  Telephone Information:  (310) 374-1451

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


December 2011  Newsletter

"There are times when regular politics will not do, and this is one of those times.  There are times a country is so tired of bull that only the truth can provide relief."  Molly Ivins, 2006

                                         SUNDAY PROGRAMS    

December 4 - ATLAS SHRUGGED/STARVE THE BEAST - Bob Johnson will present some of the ideas in Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" and discuss how these ideas have been adopted by the Tea Party to argue that "Shrink government so that it will fit in a bathtub and can be drowned if necessary" is a good idea.  Share your thoughts on what is happening on the current political scene.  Bob will moderate. 

December 11 - STRESS:  THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING  - Ronda Thomas asks the questions:  Have you ever awakened from a good night’s sleep and wondered why your jaw aches?  Have you ever felt “out of sorts” for no particular reason?  Do you get frequent colds, upset stomach, or headaches?  Have you ever considered the impact to our families when times are uncertain?  Join us for a discussion of how some of these influences shape us as social beings.  Ronda Thomas is a Native American friend of SBUF.  Linda Klein will moderate. 

December 18 - WHAT THE TALES ARE REALLY SAYING.  The familiar Christmas stories, like all mythic tales, disguise their underlying message.  That message, nevertheless, is profoundly wise and relevant.  Reverend Emeritus Ernie Pipes will be our speaker today.  For those of you who don’t know, Reverend Pipes served as minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Monica.  He has played a role in the lives of several fellowship members.  Penny Hendricks will moderate.  

December 25 –                                   CELEBRATE

(No meeting in Mathews today)       AND ENJOY YOUR DAY!


                                                                     VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE





John S.

December 4

Peter Landecker

John S

Bob J.

December 11

Miles Thompson

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

December 18

Meron Castain

Penny H.


December 25



John S.

January 1

Chuck Hendricks 

John S.


January 8

White Elephant Potluck at Linda and Bob's 


Lorna Mc.

January 15

 Irma Cohen

Penny H.

       *****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*************



January 1. A NEW DAY HAS COME. Come and talk about hope and looking to the future. Penny will moderate. Celebrate the New Year!


January 8. White Elephant Holiday Party and Potluck at Linda and Bob's, 4 p.m.


January 27, Beach Cities Symphony free concert at Marsee Auditorium, El Camino College, lecture at 7:30 p.m. and concert at 8:15 p.m. See Peter or for more information. A Mozart Overture, the Elgar Cello Concerto and Beethoven's Symphony #8 are featured.

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

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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