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SBUF  Telephone Information:  (310) 374-1451

President:  Penny Hendricks     Newsletter:  Penny Hendricks      Treasurer: John Simpson


October 2012  Newsletter

"It seems to me, then, little short of a miracle, that the Delegates from so many different States…different in their manners, circumstances, and prejudices should unite in forming a system of national Government.”           George Washington  (1788)

                                         SUNDAY PROGRAMS    

October  7 – THE MAZE OF THE PROPOSITIONS   John Simpson will lead us down the path of understanding.  Bring your thoughts, your voter info guide, or anything else to share in the discussion.  John will moderate. 

October 14 – A WALK DOWN POLITICAL MEMORY LANE, part 2   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.  Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and Nixon are but a few we can choose to watch. Each clip is about 5 minutes long. Discussion led by Moderator:  Linda Klein

October 21 - ROBERTO CLEMENTE WALKER: A Voice for the Voiceless.  This Sunday’s service will be one of biography as theology.  Roberto Clemente was baseball’s first Latino superstar.  Cultural stereotypes and Jim Crow segregation troubled him.  He voiced his discomfort with the humiliation and indignities.  His heroes were Martin Luther King and Luis Munoz Marin, the FDR of Puerto Rico.  He believed that, “If you have a chance to help others and fail to do so, you’re wasting your time on this earth.”  Come and hear the story of a baseball’s last hero and humanitarian.  Our speaker this morning will be Reverend Marguerite Lovett, previously serving 19 years as minister of the Unitarian Church of Long Beach.  She is a delightful speaker.  Penny Hendricks will moderate. 

October 28 - “BENDING THE ARC OF THE UNIVERSE”  In 1853, the great Unitarian minister and abolitionist Theodore Parker said, "I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways...And from what I see, I am sure it bends toward justice." The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee helps to bend the arc and realize justice all over the world by partnering with organizations that are serving their communities to secure human rights, civil liberties, economic justice, and environmental justice. Come, be inspired to get involved with UUSC and move us ever closer to the justice that Rev. Parker could see. Our speaker today, Rita Butterfield, is UUSC's (  senior associate for major gifts on the West Coast.  Based in Santa Rosa, she works to strengthen the ties between UUSC and its supporters in the western region of the United States.  Rita's social-justice work has included organizing partner church relationships for the First Church in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and recruiting volunteers for the No on 8 campaign in Sonoma County.  Linda Klein will moderate.

                                                                     VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE





John S.

October 7

Eric LaScala


Bob J.

October 14

Miles Thompson

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

October 21

Claire Aukerman

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

October 28

Les Berg

Claire A

John S.

November 4

Bonnie Folkart

John S.

Bob J.

November 11

Penny Hendricks

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

November 18

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*************    

October 26 is the next free Beach Cities Symphony concert. An overture by Mendelssohn, a trumpet concerto by Mozart and a Brahms symphony are featured. There is a pre-concert lecture at 7:30 pm and the concert begins at 8:15 pm. All activities are at El Camino College Marsee Auditorium in Torrance. See Peter or checkout for more information. 

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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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