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      Treasurer: John Simpson


November 2012  Newsletter

“Inspiration is that state in which mind and heart are connected.”  Deepak Chopra

                                         SUNDAY PROGRAMS    

November 4 – SHARING YOUR CONCERNS  (PERSONAL, POLITICAL, OR  OTHERWISE)   Sometimes sharing what is on your mind or in your heart, can make a difference in how you see a situation.  Come to a place where you can agree to disagree.


November 11 – IN SPITE OF TIME AND DEATH    It is said that the veil between this world and the next gets very thin at this time of year. Rev. Theresa Masters, an experienced hospice chaplain and grief counselor, will lead us in a celebration of Samhain, Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, and the ongoing connections we have with those who have gone before. Please bring a small photo or object to place on the altar in memory of a deceased loved one.  Rev. Theresa Masters is an ordained Interfaith minister.  She is a chapel minister at the Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes.  Rev. Theresa and husband Dee and have two adult daughters and one grandson and have been members of Pacific Unitarian Church for 32 years.  Carol Simpson will moderate. 

NOVEMBER 18 - THE VALUE OF GRATITUDE    How do you view the experiences of your life?  Do you kvetch more than appreciate?  When we actually express gratitude, we activate the part of the brain that floods the body with feel-good hormones.  Penny Hendricks presents this simple way to give a positive tweak to our attitude.  When we express gratitude, there is positive reinforcement within both parties.  Our souls are nourished by a little attitude adjustment.  Penny will lead the program. 

NOVEMBER 25 – EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT TORTOISES (But didn’t know who to ask.)   Come and ask Peter Landecker.  Some years ago a fellowship friend gave Peter some tortoises and nature took its course.

                                                                     VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE





John S.

November 4

Bonnie Folkhart

John S.

Bob J.

November 11

Meron Castain

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

November 18

Nola Frame/Gray

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

November 25

Eric LaScala

Claire A.

John S.

December 2

Lorna Mclellan

John S.

Bob J.

December 9

Chuck Hendricks

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

December 16

Carol Simpson

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*************    

Greetings from The Concert Singers,      On Saturday, December 1, 2012, we will be performing our Winter concert: Make We Joy: Holiday Music From England. This will be an all-British choral concert, with music from madrigals to new favorite songs and arrangements by English composers, such as Holst, Vaughan Williams, Gardner, Rutter, and more! We will be joined by the Joyful Noise Handbell Choir under the direction of Beth Mays. We will also be partnering with St. Joseph Center in Venice to help provide canned goods for their food pantry. Guests who bring canned goods to the concert will get $2 off the tickets at the door. Please, help The Concert Singers support this center and the families they serve. Tickets are a suggested donation of $15 in advance or with canned goods, or $17 at the door. The concert starts at 7PM and will be held at Westchester United Methodist Church, 8065 Emerson Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90045.

. ***************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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