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SBUF  Telephone Information:  (310) 374-1451

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


December 2012  Newsletter

“The world shall know that I will keep my faith to friends and enemies, come what will.”

                                                                                                   FROM LINCOLN, 1864

                                         SUNDAY PROGRAMS    

December 4 – BEING UNITARIAN—WHAT IS THE APPEAL?     This is a continuation from a May program.    There are Seven Principles and Promises which are generally agreed on  by our membership as valued and worth our support.


December 9 – CHANUKAH begins tonight and the first of the candles will be lit to celebrate this joyous holiday.  Come and hear the Chanukah story and the traditions and histories of the menorah, the draydel, gift giving, and foods eaten at this time.   Linda Klein will lead the celebration.   

December 16 – TIS THE SEASON  Often we learn more about ourselves and each other by sharing stories, thoughts, or personal history.  Come to share memories of the holidays or a poem or reading or something you care about.  Penny presents program. 

December 23 – THE HIDDEN TRUTHS BEHIND CHRISTMAS   There is more to Christmas than the familiar Biblical stories.  Christmas renews our need for human connections.  Our good friend Reverend Emeritus Ernie Pipes will share his ideas and point of view.  Come and remember your special connections.  Bob Johnson will moderate. 

December 30 – THINKING BACK AND LOOKING FORWARD    So we can ask ourselves:  what was the best part about the year 2012?  On a personal level, do you have a change in mind for yourself (perhaps a resolution to start in the New Year?) Come and celebrate the New Year. 

January 6 – HOLIDAY PARTY AND POTLUCK    It is time for the annual Fellowship and friends potluck and white elephant party.  (NO MEETING IN MATHEWS COTTAGE)   Join the fellowship at Bob and Linda’s at 3:30 pm.  Please RSVP to let them know what “kind of pot” you will be bringing.  Please bring a wrapped white elephant to play the gift game after dinner.

                                                                     VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE





John S.

December 2

Lorna McClellan

John S.

Bob J.

December 9

Chuck Hendricks

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

December 16

Carol Simpson

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

December 23

 Peter Landecker

Claire A

John S.

December 30

Penny Hendricks

John S.


January 6



Lorna Mc.

January 13

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*************    

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 7 pm 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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