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


March 2012  Newsletter

"Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.”                                                 Reinhold Neibuhr, 1944

                                         SUNDAY PROGRAMS    

March 4 - WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE?    Reverend Jon Dobrer, currently minister of the Fullerton Unitarian Church, will speak.  Jon has taught Islam, its origins and beliefs, both at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley and as Professor at the University of Judaism.  Dobrer was selected by the Los Angeles Times as one of the ten most compelling speakers in Southern California.  This no doubt is owed to having worked his way through USC as a stand up comedian.  Please come.  Carol Simpson will moderate. 

March 11 - THE ROMANTIC MOVEMENT AND UNITARIANISM    Dee Masters will return to share words from the Romantic period.  These are some Romantic writings that show the connection and influence of the Romantics on Unitarianism.  Dee Masters spoke to the fellowship in January about the Romantic movement.  He is returning to share some of the writing from that period.  Bob Johnson will moderate. 

March 18 - CHOCOLATE!!   A comprehensive presentation of one the world’s favorite tastes. Everything you might want to know about this “food of the gods” will be discussed: discovery, production and processing to currently known health benefits  and why the price will rise.   But you have to be willing to stay on the DARK SIDE.  Presentation by a special guest.  Penny Hendricks will moderate.   

The Church parking lot will be closed on March 25, so the SBUF meeting on this date has been cancelled. Peter's program has been postponed to Sunday, April 1. 

March 25 – REVILLAGIGEDO ISLANDS    Peter Landecker visited the volcanic Revillagigedo Islands (including Socorro) in the Pacific west of Mexico in this exotic Scuba diving trip made friends with boobies and 25 foot wide manta rays. Come and hear Peter relate his experiences in this isolated biological refuge and see the images and videos he recorded.  Les Berg will moderate.

                                                                     VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE





John S.

March 4

Chuck Hendricks

John S.

Bob J.

March 11

Claire Aukerman

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

March 18

Peter Landecker

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

March 25

Miles Thompson

Claire A.

John S

April 1

Meron Castain

John S.

Bob J.

April 8

Irma Cohen

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

April 15

Nola Frame Gray

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*************  

March 23Beach 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. Compositions by Dvorak, Mozart and Brisk.

March 25 – The Concert Singers present at 4 p.m.   “Poetry in Music/Music and Poetry in Harmony” At Westchester United Methodist Church, 8065 Emerson Avenue, L.A. The art of the word meets the art of song. For more information, see Bob or 

. ***************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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