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


March 2014  Newsletter

Let nothing dim the light that shines from within.   If you don’t like something, change it.  If you can’t change it, change your attitude to it”   Maya Angelou


                                               SUNDAY PROGRAMS    


March 2 – THE NEW JIM CROW… Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness  This is the title of a new book by Michelle Alexander.  We will see a taped discussion of how our prison system is very much like the Jim Crow laws.  She will discuss how being “color blind” is not necessarily a good thing. Penny Hendricks leads this program.


March 9 – THE SPIRITUAL ACTIVIST  Our speaker Simone Maud’hui presents this timely subject.  Given the current situation in our country and the rest of the worlds, what should be the response of a spiritually-minded person?  What is the difference from “regular” activism?  Which forms can we choose?  How to turn money into a spiritual asset for the good of all?  Simone will focus and discuss service from the spiritual angle.  Simone has been teaching and lecturing on a variety of subjects relevant to the challenges of living in our times.  She works to build a synthesis between religion, science, psychology and spirituality.  Her passion is to expose the Universal Oneness underlying the diversity in our world.  Bob Johnson will moderate.


March 16 – HOPE AND OPTIMISM     People often use these words interchangeably, but our speaker, Rev. Jim Conn thinks the two terms hold quite different meanings.  “Hope” and “optimism” come from different places, have different time-frames, and are based on very different sets of perceptions.  I think that the two should be used in their distinct ways because it clarifies meaning – and offers a way to sustain our confidence in the capacity of life to survive difficult times.  For 22 years Jim Conn was minister of the untraditional “Church In Ocean Park” and, for a term, Mayor of the City of Santa Monica.  Penny Hendricks will moderate.  


March 23 –  The program will be announced.


March 30   WEAVING WORDS    Come to share a favorite poem, and your thoughts about what it expresses. Sharing is optional.  Lorna McClellan will lead the program.



***********************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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