Events This Month

March 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

March 20, 2018 - 7:30pm

The Science Non-Fiction Book Group will meet on Tuesday, March 20, to discuss “This Is Your Brain on Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society”, by Kathleen McAuliffe. Some of these parasites have been known for a while, but new technologies have allowed us to recognize the role of our microbiome in our behavior. 

We will meet in Forbes Hall at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Contact: Rebecca Crawford. 


March 21, 2018 - 7:00pm

March 22, 2018 - 7:30pm

March 24, 2018 - 11:00am

March 24, 2018 - 6:00pm

Homelessness in greater Los Angeles is a growing crisis. Conditions in Downtown LA recently shocked a visiting UN monitor on extreme poverty, and recently, the LA Times Editorial Board called these conditions “a national disgrace.”


UU Santa Monica’s FIA Peace & Social Justice Committee, as well as Organizing For Action (OFA) SoCal will present a panel of experts, advocates and journalists in an interactive discussion exploring the many facets of the homelessness issue and the numerous challenges facing our brothers and sisters who are un-housed. There is much to learn and understand, but also much to be done; the evening will include a call to action for more citizens to get involved, and ways to do so. Contact: Kathleen Hogue, or James Witker,

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March 25, 2018 - 10:00am

March 25, 2018 - 12:10pm

Super Seniors will be meeting on the 3rd Sunday beginning October 16, 2016

March 25, 2018 - 12:30pm

Discussion and Support Group for Persons with Disabilities: Second and fourth Sundays, 12:30 to 2 pm, Cottage
NE. Come and join us as we share stories, inspirations and find community with each other.  The group offers a forum in which members can feel the benefit of its mutual support. Previous topics include: how to improve the quality of one’s life overall and how to use structure, aides and devices more successfully/productively/efficiently in one’s life. Contact: Mark Christiansen for more information. 

March 29, 2018 - 7:30pm

April 1, 2018 - 10:00am

April 1, 2018 - 12:00pm


Please note, this description is for January, 2018.

Descriptions are up-dated monthly as the display and artist changes.

Please join us for our January Art Wall Opening Reception for The Crazy Quilter on Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 12:00 noon – 1:30pm. Cathy Seidman, the Crazy Quilter, commented, “I have been a textile artist for as long as I can remember. I have been a quilt maker for the last 15 years.,” Come meet the artist and see what imagination looks like as a quilt. The show will run from 9am – 1pmon Sundays through January and on weekdays by appointment.

Joyce Lieberman, an artist who has exhibited at UUSM, commented, “Cathy Seidman has been making some fabulous quilts for years now…Cathy the Crazy Quilter makes quilts with images and all sorts of patterns.”

 ‘Crazy Quilts’ often include small pieces of cloth with a wide variety of colors and textures often of different materials, held together by interesting seams. As Seidman says, “In the quilting community we believe that the seamstress who knows the most techniques wins.” 

Seidman is an active member of the Santa Monica Quilt Guild and the Westside Quilt Guild. She the owner of the Siedman Gallary Custom Framing in Culver City.


Contact Our Art Director, Beverly Alison, at for further info about this show or about exhibiting on our Art Wall.


April 1, 2018 - 12:30pm

To inform others of the simple changes that can be made to decrease their carbon footprint, and to implement social action to green our community. 

Green Committee Meeting: Sun, June 4. Please note instead of our regular meeting we will be participating in the Faith In Action Fundraiser, see you there! Contact: Alison Kendall,


Sun, October 1, 2017: 12:30am-1:30pm. Cottage NE. Come learn all there is to know about UU Santa Monica! From our youth programs to Super Seniors, community outreach to internal social gatherings, there is a lot happening! New to Unitarian Universalism? We will also cover general topics such as what being a UU means, and go over a brief history. Contact: Jackie Schwab,

April 2, 2018 - 7:30pm

Bill Blake will present an enjoyable dive into the who and what we are. This on-going, twice a month classon the 1st and 3rd Monday is presented to help participants master specific meditation skills. We endeavor to answer the questions Who am I? (attitudes and beliefs) and What am I? (essence or true nature). This class will include meditations that explore participants' spiritual goals. The monthly group meetings will also focus on insights gained throughout the month. It is expected that participants will develop and enjoy a regular meditation practice.

April 3, 2018 - 10:00am

April 4, 2018 - 6:30pm

April 5, 2018 - 7:30pm

The Men’s Group offers a special opportunity to the men of the congregation and other like-minded men to join our welcoming group in provocative and stimulating discussion and to get to know others with UU perspectives in a more meaningful way. We meet the first and third Thursday of the month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the NE room of the Cottage.

The topics for March 1 and March 15 will be selected from lists of hypothetical moral dilemmas/questions. How would you decide these difficult, even absurd, questions? Join us to explore!

For further information contact Richard Mathias.


April 6, 2018 - 1:00pm