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 2018 Newsletter

“The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved; it is a reality to be experienced.” 



                                               SUNDAY PROGRAMS   



September 9 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAYER  Bill interviews documentary filmmaker Jack Bryan whose new movie “Active Measures” comes out this weekend.  The documentary is about the involvement of the Russian mob in US politics.  Actor Jim Carrey joins the panel near the end.  Bill’s panel consists of political strategist David Axelrod; columnist Michelle Goldberg; and former Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.)...  Penny will moderate.


September 16 – REAL TIME WITH BILL MAYER  Bill interviews former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry; former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer joins the group at the end.  Steve is full of energy. The panel consists of counterterrorism expert Richard Clarke; political commentator S.E. Cupp; and journalist Mark Leibovich.  Penny will moderate


September 23 – Let us talk about Brett Kavanaugh.  This is a bad, bad nominee. We knew that from an ideological perspective already. Now we know it because this is a guy who will commit perjury to advance his career. He's quite possibly going to get a lifetime appointment on the highest court in the land and his is an out-and-out partisan lawyer who was neck deep in war crimes in his last political job.


September 30 –The Only Important Question. … Jon Dobrer is the speaker today.  Rev. Dobrer, a Starr King and Theological Union graduate, served the UU Church in Fullerton from 1993-2014 retiring in June after 45 years in the ministry.  Jon continues teaching, doing columns for newsgroups, newspapers and writing about our world with wit, insight and candor.  We welcome Jon again.








September 2

No meeting


Meron Castain

September 9



Bob Johnson

September 16



Lorna Mc

September 23



Lorna Mc

September 30




October 7

Cindy Taylor


Bob Johnson

October 14

Bob Johnson


   *****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*************       

October 26 – 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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If you have an idea for a Sunday morning program, please let Penny know. 


October 6, 2018  Arial release of ashes at Torrance Beach at 1:30 pm.

November 3, 2018  Sharing things we remember about Thom Kilpatrick at St. Pauls United Methodist Church at 10:45 am.

Lorna will provide flyers with details.

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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