You Are Invited

January 19, 2018 - 9:50am

Weekly Senior Exercise Class: (Body-Mind Tune Up). Forbes. Bruno Lacombe is conducting exercise classes for seniors, super-seniors and people with physical difficulties for UUSM members. Classes are no-charge for UUSM members; non-members suggested donation $10 per class to UUSM. Contact: Bruno Lacombe, (310) 666-7387.

Classes at no charge for UUSM Members.

January 19, 2018 - 7:00pm

 You are cordially invited to a new monthly group called “Open Meditation.” Whether you are a beginner who is just curious about meditation or whether you have been meditating for many years – you are welcome. At its root, Meditation is a natural and deeply human practice. We are not teaching a particular form of meditation or doctrine. You don’t need to know anything, do any particular activity or believe in anything. We will have brief readings, one 25-minute period of sitting with walking meditation, and time for journaling and sharing. You can drop in when it serves you, or come regularly. If you are late, just come in quietly and join us. If you have questions, speak with one of us at coffee hour on Sunday, or give us a call.

We will meet beginning in October every third Friday in Forbes Hall. Facilitators: Beverly Shoenberger (424-235-9002) and Carol Ring (310) 310-2539. 

January 21, 2018 - 9:30am

Bill Blake & Dave Watson will present an enjoyable dive into the who and what we are. This on-going, twice a month class 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 have a regular meditation practice.

January 21, 2018 - 10:00am

"Num Num with the NomCom - Meet the nominating Committee and enjoy a donut" on January 21 after both services

January 21, 2018 - 12:45pm

Please note our meeting scheduled for October 15, 2017 has been postponed until October 29, 2017.

 

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Our church’s program for integrating peace and social justice concerns into the life of the congregation. The Peace & Social Justice Committee (PSJ) focuses many activities in the areas of labor and economic issues; racism, police brutality, and mass incarceration; immigration and immigrant detention; and peace and alternatives to war. It also collaborates with the Green Committee on activities focusing on climate change.

The Peace & Social Justice Committee meets on the 3rd Sunday of every month after second service. New members are welcome and needed. For more information please email Sarah Mae Harper, Cathie Gentile or Roberta Frye. If you do not have email, please stop by the Faith in Action table in Forbes Hall. 

 

January 22, 2018 - 7:00pm

January 26, 2018 - 9:50am

Weekly Senior Exercise Class: (Body-Mind Tune Up). Forbes. Bruno Lacombe is conducting exercise classes for seniors, super-seniors and people with physical difficulties for UUSM members. Classes are no-charge for UUSM members; non-members suggested donation $10 per class to UUSM. Contact: Bruno Lacombe, (310) 666-7387.

Classes at no charge for UUSM Members.

January 28, 2018 - 9:00am

Please join us on Showcase Sunday!

On a Showcase Sunday, every committee sets up a table and members roam the room. This allows every committee, every member, and each friend of the church, opportunities to find each other and to ask and answer questions directly. It completely removes the mystery of how to get involved...for both longtime and new members and it gives the committees a chance to recruit or work on a time-limited project.

January 28, 2018 - 10:00am

January 28, 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. 
 

February 1, 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 topic for Jan. 4 is: How can/should men relate to women regarding sexual interest? How can men and women appropriately express their sexuality and sexual interest? The topic for Jan. 18 is: What are solutions to the housing crisis in LA and California? How can traffic be reduced while affordable housing stock is increased?

For further information contact Richard Mathias.

 

February 2, 2018 - 9:50am

Weekly Senior Exercise Class: (Body-Mind Tune Up). Forbes. Bruno Lacombe is conducting exercise classes for seniors, super-seniors and people with physical difficulties for UUSM members. Classes are no-charge for UUSM members; non-members suggested donation $10 per class to UUSM. Contact: Bruno Lacombe, (310) 666-7387.

Classes at no charge for UUSM Members.

February 2, 2018 - 1:00pm

February 4, 2018 - 9:30am

Bill Blake & Dave Watson will present an enjoyable dive into the who and what we are. This on-going, twice a month class 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 have a regular meditation practice.

February 4, 2018 - 10:00am

February 4, 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 balison@aol.com for further info about this show or about exhibiting on our Art Wall.

                     

February 4, 2018 - 12:30pm

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, office@uusm.org.

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, Alison@kendallplanning.com

 

February 4, 2018 - 1:00pm