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


March 2013  Newsletter

“To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men----that is genius.”----------- Ralph Waldo Emerson   

                                            SUNDAY PROGRAMS    

March 3 – ON YOUR MIND OR IN THE NEWS  Penny Hendricks will lead the program which will allow you to bring up for discussion whatever concerns you may have.  Looking at bad news vs. good news; as of Thursday, there actually is some good stuff to report. Penny will moderate. 

March 10 –  THE CATTLE, THE LION, AND THE DRAGON   A Parable of human behavior.   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. 

March 17 - THE FRIENDLIER SIDE OF LAS VEGAS   Peter Landecker and Lenore Snodey will relate their experiences where the Friendship Force Club of Las Vegas hosted Ambassadors from all over the world. We got to meet people and make friends, as well as see the area as a local would see it.  Peter will show some beautiful images he recorded to capture the activities.  The moderator will be announced. 

March 24 – TOP PRIORITY – MINDFUL  NUTRITION FOR YOUR BRAIN   Can’t remember what time SBUF meetings start?  Concern about losing one’s memory is an issue “on the mind” of most folks over 60.  Is there something we can do to slow or prevent this process?  Or is it always just part of aging and bad genes?  Our guest speaker will share current findings on why “what we eat” plays a significant role in maintaining a good memory.   

March 31 – SO FAR THE CROCUSES  HAVE ALWAYS COME UP   Easter/Passover celebrates the return of the light, the renewal of life, the fecundity of the earth, the escape from hunger, oppression, even death itself.  It sets aside the travails of winter for the joy of another season of growth.  Of course, those of us in

      Southern California have to look carefully for the subtleties of the shift – but there is a change, we can count on that, so let’s rejoice!  Our speaker Rev. Jim Conn is a retired Methodist minister.  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.  He is a thoughtful speaker and friend to our fellowship.  Penny will moderate.

                                                                     VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE





John S..

March 3

Lorna McClellan

John S.

Bob J.

March 10

Peter Landecker

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

March 17

Nola/Louis Gray

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

March 24

Penny Hendricks

Claire A.


March 31

Miles Thompson

Penny H.

John S.

April 7

John Simpson

John S.

       *****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*************    

March 22 is the next free Beach Cities Symphony concert. The music of Mozart-- Beethoven---Shostakovich   featuring Steven Vanhauwaert, piano soloist.  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. 

March 24 – The Concert Singers concert  --Sunday at 4:00 pm.  See Bob or checkout for more information.

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

From UUA:  We covenant to affirm and promise a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. A goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all.

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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