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: Lorna McClellan


February 2014  Newsletter

  “During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people.  I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities.  It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve.  But if need be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”    Nelson Mandela, April 20, 1964


                                               SUNDAY PROGRAMS    


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.  John Simpson will moderate.


February 9 –  SAVING THE DOLPHINS   In Tajai, Japan every year hundreds of dolphins are driven through the water into a natural cove from which there is only a small chance of escape.  Some are sold to aquariums (151 aquariums in Japan) and the rest are slaughtered.  The profit can be as much as $200,000 each.  This is a taped presentation –informative, but not “pretty”. Penny Hendricks will show this 20 minute video and lead the subsequent discussion.


February 16 – CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE   (The similarities and differences of different cultures)  When you have cultural intelligence you can learn which culture you are in by the dress, diet, behavior of the people around you.  Meron Castain will present this topic.


February 23 – ECONOMIC INEQUALITY:  A major threat to human progress. According to a new report from Oxfam, 85 people control the same amount of wealth as half the population of the entire world, and the top one percent has 65 times the wealth of the bottom half.  This concentration of money gives a few people way too much power over our economic and political systems.  Oxfam's “Working for the Few” report says, “Wealthy elites have co-opted political power to rig the rules of the economic game.”  Come and discuss.  







Bob J.

February 9

Claire Aukerman

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

February 16

Lorna McClellan

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

February 23

Bonnie Folkart

Claire A.

John S.

March 2

Peter Landecker

John S.

Bob J.

March 9

Eric LaScala

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

March 16

Nola Frame-Gray

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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March 14 – 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 $3

El Camino College, Marsee Auditorium

Redondo Beach Blvd. at Crenshaw in Torrance

Information: 310-379-9725 and



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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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