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


July 2014  Newsletter

“If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.” John F. Kennedy, American University Commencement, June 10, 1963


                                               SUNDAY PROGRAMS   


July 6 -  POTLUCK, PARTY, AND GENERAL MEETING  Come to Bob and Linda’s for a Fellowship Potluck.  Starting time: 3:00 p.m. Please call Linda and let her know you are coming and what dish you are bringing for dinner.  Bob is not cooking this time, so main dishes as well as salads, vegetables, or desserts will be appreciated.  A brief general meeting will be held.  (NO MEETING AT MATHEWS COTTAGE) Thanks to Bob and Linda for hosting the SBUF  Potluck and General Membership Meeting.  Great food and great fellowship!

July 13 – BUDDHA AND THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT    Do fundamentalist Christians have the right to define Christianity?  If not, why not get the definition from Buddhism?  Dee Masters returns to present more about this topic .  Dee is a teacher at Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance, he is a philosopher, and he is a friend to our fellowship.  Penny Hendricks will moderate. 

July 20 – THE REPUBLICAN GOMORRAH:  Inside the Movement that Shattered the party.  Nola Frame-Grey will share her reading of this book by Max Blumenthal and lead a discussion. 

July 27 -  ONE NATION, BUT UNDER WHOSE GOD?  Mathew Stewart wants to make one thing perfectly clear:  The United States was not founded as a Christian nation.  The principles that inspired the American Revolution, he argues in Nature’s God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic,” belong to an intellectual tradition dating back to ancient Greece and reviled by every variety of Christian----early church fathers, Catholic clergy and Protestant divines alike. Maury Garnholz will present this program.







John S.

June 29

Lorna McClellan

John S.


July 6



Bob J.

July 13

Eric LaScala

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

July 20

Chuck Hendricks

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

July 27

Bonnie Folkart

Claire A.

John S.

August 3

Nola Frame/Grey

John S.


**********************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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It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our one-time member, Lenore Snodey on June 29.  Peter Landecker attended a potluck dinner at Lenore’s home and a spark was lit.  As they say, ……. the rest was history.

In Loving Memory

Lenore Snodey

Lenore Ilene Yoder Snodey, born in Wakarusa, Indiana on January 2, 1930, and a South Bay resident for more than fifty years, died Sunday, June 29, 2014 after a long illness. A graduate of El Camino Nursing School in 1974 and a registered nurse at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Harbor City for two decades, she also served as volunteer nurse at the Unitarian Universalist de Benneville Pines Camp in Angelus Oaks, California.

A beloved mother, daughter, sister, friend and companion, she was a kind, generous person who loved her life and the people in it, ever expressing delight in the beauty she found around her. Her caring extended to all living things - animals, the planet and especially people in need.

She loved cooking, classical music, theatre, world travel, singing, poetry, pet tortoises and gardening. She also enjoyed board games. Despite her gentle manner, she was described by a close friend as a "ferocious Scrabble player." (More information about Lenore is at

Lenore is survived by her partner of 35 years, Peter Landecker; her four children, David Krizton, Ramona Hill, Victor Snodey and Shoan Snoday; their father, Shonloss Richard Snodey; four grandchildren and two great- granddaughters, all of whom will miss her and love her always.

A celebration of her life will be on Saturday, July 26 at 10:30 a.m. at the Pacific Unitarian Church, 5621 Montemalaga Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. For directions, call (310) 378-9449. The family asks that donations in Lenore's memory be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605 ( in lieu of flowers. Please sign the guestbook at
Published in Daily Breeze on July 12, 2014


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Project: Needs   On April 30, SBUF gave an envelope to Project Needs for $589.  Thanks to all who contributed to help St. Paul ’s Methodist Church in the effort to continue serving the community.

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 and are able to do so.  


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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