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


September 2012  Newsletter

"I believe that divinity exists in all of us and that if we eliminate some of the chatter in our lives, the voice of compassion will have a chance to be heard.”            Sheryl Crow

                                         SUNDAY PROGRAMS    

September 2 – LABOR DAY WEEKEND  --  No meeting at Mathews’ Cottage. 

September 9 – ASTONISHMENT – one of the experiences that keeps us human.  What are the forces that seek to contain our sense of awe?  How do we counteract those forces and encourage the urges that keep us astonished at life?  Here are some reflections on staying awake as human beings.  The speaker today is Rev. Jim Conn.  He is a friend to our fellowship.  He is a social activist.  He started the Church in Ocean Park in Santa Monica where he at one time was the Mayor of the city.  Bob Johnson will be Moderator.  

September 16- COMMON GROUND --  How an Interfaith philosophy can move us toward peace.  Rev. Teri Masters is an ordained Interfaith minister. She completed her seminary studies at The Chaplaincy Institute in Berkeley in 2002.  Rev. Masters is an experienced hospice chaplain and grief counselor and is currently an intern in Pastoral Counseling at the Good Samaritan Counseling Center in San Pedro.  Lest you think she is all seriousness, she will sing at the drop of a hat and is a member of Vox Femina Los Angeles, one of the country’s premiere women’s choruses.  Linda Klein will moderate. 

September 23 – HEAVEN  -- What are your thoughts on where it is and how to make a reservation.  Barbara Walters has filmed interviews with a number of people of different backgrounds, ages, and experiences.  Penny Hendricks will moderate. 


September 30 – ANNUAL BRUNCH --  Today we will meet at the 22nd Street Landing in San Pedro.  The address and other details are included below in this newsletter.  

                                                                     VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE






September 2



Bob J.

September 9

Chuck Hendricks

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

September 16

Nola Frame Gray

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

September 23

Peter Landecker

Claire A


September 30



John S.

October 7

Eric LaScala

John S.

Bob J.

October 14

Miles Thompson

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*************    

September 30 is the Annual Dinner

Call Penny to reserve a seat.  The cost is $15 and a check should be made out to SBUF and given to Penny.  (Tax and gratuity are included.)

 Sunday   September 30, 2012   11:00 AM 

141 W. 22nd Street  San Pedro, CA     (310) 548-4400



  CAESAR with Grilled Chicken


  CHICKEN MARSALA –with Fettuccini

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

July 15 – GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING  We did have a good meeting and voted in the new SBUF Board of Directors.  The Board is Meron Castain, Les Berg, John Simpson, Peter Landecker, Claire Aukerman, Eric LaScala, and Penny Hendricks.  We enjoyed a buffet of abundance thanks to Carol Simpson, Claire, Penny and Chuck.   

Have you met Joseph and Mary? They come from Buffalo and Joplin and currently reside in Lawndale.  We are glad that you have joined us.  Also, have you worn your new name tag?  Mary is responsible for the new tags.  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!


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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