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


September 2016 Newsletter


Save us, our compassionate Lord, from our folly, by your wisdom, from our arrogance, by your forgiving love, from our greed by your infinite bounty, and from our insecurity by your healing power.        Muslim Prayer


                                               SUNDAY PROGRAMS   


September 4 -  ON YOUR MIND OR IN THE NEWS     Penny Hendricks will lead the program which will allow you to bring up for discussion whatever concerns you may have.


September 11 –  SEPTEMBER 11  Today is the Anniversary of 9/11.  Focusing on that day was not what I wanted to do, but I believed it is important.  We all need to remember and to learn about things that happened behind the scenes.  Perhaps we can be more compassionate when we consider how other people, in other places may suffer and feel terrorized by what our armed forces may do.


September 18 -  AMERICAN UNITARIANISM    Come find out about our Unitarian roots. Although American government is nonsectarian, the truth is that our founding fathers were more “closet Unitarians” than Christians. Most did not subscribe to the Trinity, a defining feature of all Christians. We believe in one god, not three!  Come and hear this fascinating story and be prepared to share your thoughts.. Bob Johnson will moderate.


September 25 - – TRANSYLVANIA AND EASTERN EUROPE - PART 2   In April and May 2016, Peter Landecker visited this part of the world for a month, and will relate his experiences. He will share some visual images he took on this trip, which included a river cruise from Berlin to Prague on the Elbe. He visited Germany, the Czech Republic, and the Netherlands. The culture in this area was significantly changed from 1935-2000.







Meron C.

Sept. 4

Eric LaScala


Bob J.

Sept. 11

Penny Hendricks


Lorna Mc.

Sept. 18



Lorna Mc.

Sept. 25

Lorna McClellan


Meron C.

October 2

Peter Landecker


Bob J.

October 9

Bob Johnson






 *****ATTENTION: For Openers and Refreshment persons:  *********************

OPENERS arrive at 10:30, unlock doors, cabinet, put out signs, put on tablecloths, make the coffee, start water, set up cups, coffee, 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, tablecloths and supplies.  If you need help, just ask.

   If you cannot bring refreshments on the date listed in the newsletter, you may call someone and trade with them for another date that will be more convenient for you.


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Hooray!  We have a new member.  Yullan Valor signed a SBUF membership card in March.  Yullan has attended whenever her schedule permitted and has added some tasty additions to some of our potlucks.  Welcome,Yullan  

Spring has Sprung and the Fellowship is growing.  We have another new member and it is only April.  Bernard Elias signed a SBUF membership card on April 24th.  The next time you are at fellowship, introduce yourself. 

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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