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 2013  Newsletter

“Not only are everyday coincidences meaningful, they actually provide us with glimpses of the field of infinite possibilities that lies at the heart of all things.”           From Deepak Chopra


                                               SUNDAY PROGRAMS    

November 3 - DON’T LET NEGATIVITY DRIVE YOUR LIFE-CAR---PLACE IT IN THE BACK SEAT    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.      Our speaker today is Bill Blake.  Bill returns with a new presentation.  John Simpson will moderate.    

November 10 - 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.  Bob Johnson will be Moderator. 

November 17 – WHAT I KNOW TO BE TRUE    Come and share something that you know to be true --an idea, an experience, a personal lesson, something that you read or that you wrote---.  Perhaps there is something that you hold dear to your heart that has special meaning and value for you.  Penny will lead the program of sharing.


November 24 – EXILE, NOSTALGIA, AND HOMECOMING     The Reverend Emeritus Ernie Pipes will present this topic and lead our discussion.  Come to hear what this is about.   


December 1 – CUBA:  MORTAL ENEMY OR FAMILY QUARREL?    Why is Cuba the only country in the world where you can be prosecuted for visiting without a special visa from the state department?  Why does the U.S. maintain a near state of war with a country we have never been formally at war with or that US forces have never engaged except for a skirmish in Grenada?  What are the current prospects for change in the near future?  Is Fidel immortal?  Our speaker today is Joseph Marcin.  We met Joe and his wife Mary in 2012.  What do you think about Cuba?

                                                                     VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE





John S.

November 3

Eric LaScala

John S

Bob J.

November 10

Lorna McClellan

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

November 17

Miles Thompson

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

November 24

Claire Aukerman

Claire A.

John S.

December 1

Meron Castain

John S.

Bob J.

December 8

Bonnie Folkart

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*************    

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

Lenore Snodey came home from Kaiser Hospital on November 3. She is recovering using antibiotic therapy. 

October 13. Rev. Bill Schultz, President and CEO of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) gave a wonderful sermon at Pacific Unitarian Church. 

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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