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


July 2012  Newsletter

"We need to devise a system within which peace will be more rewarding than war.”                                                                                            Margaret Mead

                                         SUNDAY PROGRAMS    

July 1 – WHEN IN THE COURSE OF HUMAN EVENTS  Think of the participating men (and women) who gathered to move forward and write the Declaration of Independence.  If you could invite one or two of them to dinner, who would you most like to share the evening with and why?  Penny Hendricks will lead this program. 

July 8   THE ACA STANDS!   Universal health insurance for the US is now a matter of implementation.   Our guest presenter will provide an overview of the Affordable Care Act law’s key components and lead a discussion on how they are supposed to work within the three domains of health policy: access, quality and cost.  Questions are welcome.  This bill is 2000 legalese pages or about the same as Atlas Shrugged.  Some laws are in place, the biggest is to be implemented in 2014.  Les Berg will moderate. 

July 15 – GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING   This is an annual meeting required by our by-laws.  We will vote for a new board (would you like to be a board member?).  We will also look at donations to organizations that we might wish to support as a fellowship.  Plan to attend if you can.  This will also be a chance to offer input and hear what others think. 

July 22 -  WHO IS DENNIS KUCINICH?  His name is familiar to many of us.  As a Congressman from Ohio, he was a voice in the political arena for the values UUs cherish:  peace, justice, and opportunity for all who seek to better their life in America.  How much do we know of him as a man and of his personal and political history?  Lenore Snodey will present interesting facts about his philosophy and life experiences and his goals as a private citizen now.  Peter Landecker will moderate.


July 29 – ERNIE PIPES RETURNS   Reverend Emeritus Ernie Pipes will return to us with more food for thought and discussion.  His topic will be announced later. Bob Johnson will moderate

                                                                     VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE





John S.

July 1

Nola Frame Gray

John S.

Bob J.

July 8

Miles Thompson

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

July 15

John Simpson

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

July 22

Eric LaScala

Claire A.


July 29

Claire Aukerman


John S.

Aug. 5

Les Berg

Penny H.

Bob J.


Meron Castain

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*************    

July 15 – GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING    Please come and offer your input into how the fellowship is running and bring up whatever you need to for improvement, etc.

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

Congratulations to SBUF as we have a new member Bonnie Folkart.  We are so glad that you have decided to join us.


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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