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


October 2013  Newsletter

“There are some things that I am absolutely certain about----the Golden Rule, the need to battle cruelty in all its forms, the value of love and charity, humility, and grace.”         

(The Audacity of Hope) 2006 Barack Obama


                                               SUNDAY PROGRAMS    

October 6 –  COMMUNITIES FOR A BETTER ENVIRONMENT  Speaker Alicia Rivera will explain what the current issues are.  CBE is advocating for various environmental justice bills, including Senate Bill 605.  She will explain some of the many problems affecting lives in our community.  John Simpson will moderate. 

October 13 – WHY I AM A RELIGIOUS HUMANIST    Jonathan Dobrer will share who he is and give us something to think about.  Jon is a professor of comparative religion at the American Jewish University.  Jon is one of our favorite speakers.  Penny will moderate. 

October 20  – HOW DO WE GET THROUGH THE TOUGHEST TIME?  Nobody wants to talk about, much less prepare for, the end of our life, but each of us will die.  No one has escaped that fate yet – irrespective of the several stories about such souls in various religions’ scriptures.  So what can we draw from that might help us face those times whether it is our transition or another’s passage out of this life.  Jim Conn will present this subject and gently lead our discussion. .  Carol Simpson will moderate.


October 27 – RACISM HASN’T GONE AWAY   It seems like people are even more willing to express their negative thoughts and attitudes.  This is a program recorded this past week which looks at several subjects:  interracial adoption, stand your ground, stop and frisk, and more from this tape.  Penny Hendricks will moderate.

                                                                     VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE





John S

October 6

John Simpson 

John S.


October 13

Nola Frame/Gray

Claire A.

Lorna Mc.

September 20

Chuck Hendricks

Claire A.

Lorna Mc.

October 27

Peter Landecker

Penny H.

John S.

November 3

Eric LaScala

John S.

Bob J.

November 10

Lorna McClellan

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!


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October 13. Rev. Bill Schultz, President and CEO of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) will be giving the sermon at Pacific Unitarian Church. The service begins at 10:30 a.m.

October 25. Beach Cities Symphony free concert at El Camino College, with a pre-concert lecture at 7:30 p.m. and the concert at 8:15 p.m. Bach, Beethoven and Brahms are featured. See (or Peter) for more information.

November 3 – DON’T LET NEGATIVITY DRIVE YOUR CAR----Place It In The Back Seat!      Our speaker tells us neurological science informs us that negative thoughts and emotions are mostly ingrained in our nervous systems by age three or four. Research also proves that we can dump sour thoughts and feelings into life’s car’s back seat with a friendly community, service to others, and a useful toolkit of meditations. With a tad of courage and discipline, we can create our own simple, useful, and effective toolkit. The speaker will be Bill Blake of Santa Monica.  The moderator will be announced.

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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