SOUTH BAY UNITARIAN FELLOWSHIP
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
March 2014 Newsletter
“Let nothing dim the light that shines from within. If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude to it” Maya Angelou
March 2 – THE
NEW JIM CROW… Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness This
is the title of a new book by Michelle Alexander. We will see a taped
discussion of how our prison system is very much like the Jim Crow laws.
She will discuss how being “color blind” is not necessarily a good thing.
Penny Hendricks leads this program.
March 9 – THE
SPIRITUAL ACTIVIST Our speaker Simone Maud’hui presents this
timely subject. Given the current situation in our country and the rest of
the worlds, what should be the response of a spiritually-minded person?
What is the difference from “regular” activism? Which forms can we
choose? How to turn money into a spiritual asset for the good of all?
Simone will focus and discuss service from the spiritual angle. Simone has
been teaching and lecturing on a variety of subjects relevant to the challenges
of living in our times. She works to build a synthesis between religion,
science, psychology and spirituality. Her passion is to expose the
Universal Oneness underlying the diversity in our world. Bob Johnson will
March 16 – HOPE
AND OPTIMISM People often use these words
interchangeably, but our speaker, Rev. Jim Conn thinks the two terms hold
quite different meanings. “Hope” and “optimism” come from
different places, have different time-frames, and are based on very different
sets of perceptions. I think that the two should be used in their distinct
ways because it clarifies meaning – and offers a way to sustain our confidence
in the capacity of life to survive difficult times. For 22 years Jim Conn
was minister of the untraditional “Church In Ocean Park” and, for a term,
Mayor of the City of Santa Monica. Penny Hendricks will moderate.
March 23 –
The program will be announced.
March 30 – WEAVING WORDS Come to share a favorite poem, and your thoughts about what it expresses. Sharing is optional. Lorna McClellan will lead the program.
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!
OF UPCOMING EVENTS*************
14 – Beach Cities Symphony 64th Season
at 8:15 p.m. with a pre-Concert lecture at 7:30 p.m.
Admission-----Campus Parking $3
Camino College, Marsee Auditorium
Beach Blvd. at Crenshaw in Torrance
Information: 310-379-9725 and http://BeachCitiesSymphony.org
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.
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.
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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