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


April 2012  Newsletter

"Science may have found a cure for most evils, but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all—the apathy of human beings."                                   Helen Keller

                                         SUNDAY PROGRAMS    

April 1 - 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.  

April 8 - JESUS:  CHARISMATIC, SAGE, PROPHET, AND RADICAL REFORMER  Jesus was all of these.  Today our guest speaker is Rev. Marguerite D. Lovett who served as minister of Long Beach Unitarian Church for more than 17 years.  In this talk Marguerite will share a vision of Jesus that may help us with our own vision of him and life.  Moderator:  Bob Johnson Note that due to the illness of the speaker, this presentation is postponed, and there will not be a meeting today.


April 15 - AND JUSTICE FOR ALL   Of course, this is an assumption that depends on where you live, the color of your skin, who is on “neighborhood watch”, what you are wearing, and who is in charge of the investigation.  Are we going to pay attention long enough to make a difference?   Come to share your thoughts about Trayvon Martin and the “stand your ground laws”.  Penny Hendricks will lead the program. 

April 22 - A WALK DOWN POLITICAL MEMORY LANE   Bob Schieffer, long time TV host of Face the Nation, wrote the book "Face the Nation" commemorating the first 50 years of the show's broadcasts.  The companion DVD features clips from some of the show's earliest interviews.  Senator Joe McCarthy, Nikita Khrushchev, and Martin Luther King Jr. are but a few we can choose to watch. Each clip is about five minutes long and discussion is welcome.      Moderator:  Linda Klein 

April 29 - BELTANE WHO?    We all know about Passover/Easter, but what’s this Beltane thing?  Must be a character in Shakespeare.  No?  Then why do people bother with these minor matters?  Some reflections on getting into spring and moving toward summer.  Rev. Jim Conn is the founding minister of the Church in Ocean Park and served on the Santa Monica City Council and as the Mayor.  He helped found Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice, Los Angeles.  Jim was a founder of Santa Monica’s Renter’s Rights Campaign.  Penny Hendricks will moderate.

                                                                     VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE





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.

Lorna Mc.

April 22

Miles Thompson

Claire A.

Meron C.

April 29

Eric LaScala

Penny H.

John S.

May 6

Les Berg

John S.

Bob J.

May 13

Peter Landecker

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!


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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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