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


January 2015 Newsletter

 “The country is in deep trouble. We’ve forgotten that a rich life consists fundamentally of serving others, trying to leave the world a little better than you found it.”  Cornel West (2004)  


                                               SUNDAY PROGRAMS   


January 4 – CHANGING THE WORLD   If you could change the world, what would you change?  How would you change? 

January 11 – WHITE ELEPHANT HOLIDAY PARTY AND POTLUCK   Please join us on Sunday, January 11, 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 18 THE STRUGGLE TO ESTABLISH DEMOCRACY   We will hear the story of the events in 1965 which led to the voting rights act.  Penny Hendricks will share events and conversations from that time.  

January 25 – THE TRIP TO MONTGOMERY FROM SELMA    Our speaker today Reverend Emeritus Ernie Pipes was there and he will be here to talk about it.   Bob Johnson will moderate. 







Lorna Mc.

January 18

Claire Aukerman

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

January 25

Carol Simpson

Claire A.

Meron C.

February 1

Lorna McClellan

Meron C.

Bob J.

February 8

Penny Hendricks

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

February 15

Bonnie Folkart

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

February 22

Meron Castain

Claire A.






*******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 23 – Beach Cities Symphony 65th 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



***************Communications Corner**************************

In November one of our members, Eleanor Thrane, suffered a severe heart attack.  At this time she is at Lomita Post Acute Center, 1955 Lomita Boulevard, Lomita, CA 90717.  Visiting is possible, but call first (310) 325-1970. 

The fellowship extends our love and sympathy to Joe Marcin whose wife Mary Marcin passed during the first week of January 2015.  Mary had been doing battle with one thing after the other and nothing seemed to work.  We are very sorry for this loss. 

A longtime SBUF member passed on December 1.  Marilyn Doty was living in Portland, Oregon near her daughter.  For more information, call Penny.

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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