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


May 2018 Newsletter


Emerson said that “only so far as people are unsettled is there any hope for us”  There is something sacred in this feeling uncomfortable.  The unease serves as a bell of awareness, ringing alarm that the world is not as it should be.



                                               SUNDAY PROGRAMS    


May 6 – Bill Maher welcomes guests -- Historian Jon Meacham; Stockton, California, Mayor Michael Tubbs; national security expert Michael Hayden; political commentator Sally Kohn; editor Matt Welch. Show originally aired on May 4, 2108. 

May 13 – HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY - SHARING THE GIFTS THEY HAVE GIVEN US     One of the best parts of this day are the memories that we have.  Who was your mother and how did she influence your life?   Penny Hendricks will lead the program. 

May 20 – WEAVING WORDS    Come to share a favorite poem, and your thoughts about what it expresses. Share poems of others or your own poetry.  Come to listen and enjoy.  Lorna McClellan will lead this program. 

May 27 –WHEN WILL THEY EVER LEARN?  Insights from UU Rev. Jon Dobrer   How do we keep hope alive?  It feels like people keep jumping ship—either that, or someone forces them to “walk the plank” and quit.  Words like “integrity”, or “respect” don’t even enter the mind any more.  Penny will lead the program. 

June 3 – LET’S TALK BALLOT – PRIMARY ON JUNE 5, 2018  John Simpson will help us understand the technicalities of the obscure propositions and warn us about any questionable judges.







Meron Castain

May 6

Meron C


Lorna Mc   

May 13

Lorna McClellan


Bob Johnson

May 20

Bob Johnson


Lorna Mc

May 27

Nola and Lewis


Meron Castain

    June 3

Chuck H


Bob Johnson

    June 10





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

OPENERS arrive at 10:30 a.m., 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.


***************CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS*************       

May 25 – Beach Cities Symphony

Friday at 8:00 p.m. (note new time) with a pre-Concert lecture at 7:15 p.m., Free Admission

El Camino College, Marsee Auditorium, Redondo Beach Blvd. at Crenshaw in Torrance

Information: Peter and 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 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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