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


January 2012  Newsletter

"For what profit has a country if it shall control the whole world and lose its democratic soul?" Jack M. Balkin, “Using Our Fears to Justify a Power Grab,” Los Angeles Times (Nov. 29, 2001)

                                         SUNDAY PROGRAMS    

January 1 -  A NEW YEAR HAS COME  Let’s talk about hopes and regrets and resolution.  What has surprised you and maybe even influenced positive thinking?  What has been a frustration?  Come to share.  Penny will lead this program.

 January 8 - IT IS PARTY TIME!   Come to the Potluck at Linda Klein and Bob Johnson’s at 4:00 p.m.  Please RSVP and tell the hosts what dish you plan to bring.  Don’t forget your wrapped “white elephant” to play the game after dinner.

January 15 - COMMUNITY FOR A BETTER ENVIRONMENT   This is a California based environmental health and justice organization which promotes clean air and water and advocates for toxic free communities.  Alicia Rivera will speak to us about this group and what concerns them and all of us  She is an excellent speaker who really knows what she is talking about.

 January 22 - "THE GOLDEN MEAN OR HARMONY” a fascinating grand tour of the harmony inherent in our world. This will be a power point program presented by Simone Maud`hui.  The passion of Simone is to expose the Universal Oneness underlying the diversity of forms in our world.  She works to build a synthesis among the religions, as well as between psychology and spirituality, and between science and religion.

 January 29 - UNITARIANS AND THE ROMANTIC POETS   The Romantic movement in Germany, England, and the U.S. was closely tied and very much influenced Unitarians.  Who were the Romantics?  What did they say? What is the connection to the Unitarian church?    Dee Masters is a friend to our fellowship and just happens to be an excellent speaker.  Dee is a teacher and drama director at Bishop Montgomery High School.  He also teaches at Harbor College.  Peter Landecker will moderate.

                                                                     VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE





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.

Lorna Mc.

January 22

Eric LaScala

Claire A.


January 29

Claire Aukerman


John S.

 February 5

Nola Frame Gray

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!


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January 8  - PARTY, POTLUCK AND WHITE ELEPHANTS  This is the annual holiday celebration.  Come to Linda and Bob Johnsons’ in El Segundo.  The time is 4:00 p.m.  Call  to let Linda or Bob know you are planning to come and what dish you want to bring.  Don’t forget to bring your ”white elephant”  wrapped to play the game of give and take. 


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.

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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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