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


June 2015 Newsletter

“The establishment of religion clause of the First Amendment means at least this:  Neither a state nor the Federal Government can set up a church.  Neither can pass laws which aid one religion, aid all religions, or prefer one religion, over another.  The First Amendment has erected a wall between church and state. That wall must be kept high and impregnable.”        Justice Hugo L. Black


                                               SUNDAY PROGRAMS   


June 7 – COMPASSION IN ACTION  This is a tape from PBS called “Lunch with BoKara”  as she shares a meal and conversation with two friends -- Robert Thurman, PhD, and Dr. Lawrence Brilliant.  This is a 25 minute tape which will allow time for us to share our thoughts.  Penny Hendricks will moderate.


 June 14 - GET THE LEAD OUT  Bob Johnson will present a review of a Mother Jones article which makes a strong case for the lead in Ethyl gas being largely responsible for the surge in violent crime and teen pregnancies in the late 80's and early 90's plus higher rates of ADHD and lower IQ scores. If you are convinced by the data, a lot of money was and is being spent on jails, police, and the criminal justice system that would much better be spent on getting lead out of the environment. Come and share in the discussion about this important issue. Bob Johnson will moderate.


June 21 – DID COOKING MAKE US HUMAN?  This BBC video provides archeological and laboratory research to show how cooking is thought to be what enabled the brain to grow quickly to the Homo Sapiens brain of today.  Our speaker brings a program from the BBC.  Please try to come a little earlier.


June 28 – EXPLORING ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, and WALES with Peter Landecker. Peter recently returned from a 19 day trip starting in London, heading through Wales, and ending in the Scottish Highlands. Great Britain has a rich history and offers beautiful scenery. Peter will share his experiences, illustrated by his beautiful photographic images.  Penny will moderate.    

Postponed to July 19 with no Mathews Cottage meeting on June 28!







Meron C.

June 7

Miles Thompson

Claire A.

Bob Johnson

June 14

Penny Hendricks

Penny H.

Lorna Mc.

June 21

Carol Simpson

Meron C.

Lorna Mc.

June 28

Nola Frame-Gray

Penny H.

Meron C.

July 5


Meron C.

Bob Johnson

July 12


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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REMEMBERING   Frank Paulsen passed on Saturday, May 21st, 2015. Please join Barbara Paulsen and her family at Pacific Unitarian Church on Saturday June 13th, at noon for a memorial service to celebrate Frank’s life.  After the service, lunch will be served. 

In November, one of our members, Eleanor Thrane, suffered a severe heart attack.  At this time she is at a small rest home not far from her residence in Torrance.  She can have visitors.  Call Penny for more information.

Bonnie Folkart is recovering from Open Heart Surgery and has been able to return to us. We missed you and your side-kick!!! 

Claire Aukerman will have knee surgery in June.

The last PSWIRL Summer Camp for Adults will take place in August at UU District Camp de Benneville Pines. Please checkout for more information and to register.

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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