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


January 2014  Newsletter

 “America is not a melting pot.  It is a sizzling cauldron.”   Barbara Mikulski, 1980


                                               SUNDAY PROGRAMS    

January 5 – INDONESIA AND SINGAPORE ---Peter Landecker went to two diving resorts near Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia and stopped at Singapore on the way home during his 23 day trip. He will relate and illustrate his underwater and above water adventures. Trip highlights on his 43 dives included "muck diving" in the Lembeh Straits where weird critters such as the hairy frogfish were observed. On land, he visited a volcano, hot springs, and the largest Aquarium in the world. Penny Hendricks will moderate


January 12 – WHITE ELEPHANT PARTY AND POTLUCK  Please join us on Sunday, January 12, at 3:00 p.m. at the Klein/Johnson residence in El Segundo.  Bring a wrapped “white elephant” for the gift game to follow dinner (optional).  Call Bob or Linda to let them know what food you will bring.


January 19 – To Be Announced


January 26 – WHAT IS THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP (TPP) and Why You Should Care About It.  The TPP is a so-called trade agreement and if you haven’t heard of it, that’s because trade representatives from 11 countries along with 600 U.S. corporate lobbyists are busy crafting their attack on most of us in secret. Common goal? Maximizing their profits. Projected results? Bad for our lives, our jobs, our health, and our environment. Carol Simpson will lead this discussion.


February 2 – UNIVERSALISM:  PAST, PRESENT, AND POWERFUL  The speaker this morning is Kalen Fristad.  Kalen has served as a United Methodist minister for more than 37 years. 

                                                                     VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE






January 12



Lorna Mc.

January 19

Eric LaScala

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

January 26  

Miles Thompson

Claire A.

John S.

February 2

Chuck Hendricks

John S.

Bob J.

February 9

Claire Aukerman

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

February 16

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!


***************CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS*************    



When?  Sunday,  at 3:00 p.m. (see above for more information). There will be no meeting at Mathews Cottage on this day.


January 24 – Beach Cities Symphony 64th Season

Friday at 8:15 p.m. with a pre-Concert lecture at 7:30 p.m.

Free Admission-----Campus Parking $2

El Camino College, Marsee Auditorium

Redondo Beach Blvd. at Crenshaw in Torrance

Information: 310-379-9725 and


  ***************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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