Events This Month

November 16, 2019 - 10:00am

November 16, 2019 - 12:30pm

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.

November 17, 2019 - 11:00am

There will be a variety of arts and crafts made by church members and guest artists. Pottery, jewelry, cards, fused glass and more. We always have a great selection for you or for gifts - and the church receives a percentage of the money from everything sold.
 
If you make art or craft things, which you would like to offer for sale at the Holiday Craft Fair, please contact Bettye Barclay for information.

November 17, 2019 - 11:30am

Session 6: Q & A with the Minister, Rev Jeremiah Kalendae

Visitors and prospective members are encouraged to attend this informal get-together held on each Sunday of the month in the NE Cottage Room.  It is a time to learn more about Unitarian Universalism, our Church Community, and the opportunities of growth and connection through many of our Adult programs.  There will be time for any questions you may have, and information about the steps to membership.  Come, let us get to know you, and you to get to know us.  Everyone is welcomed.  Looking forward to meeting you.  Norm Richey & Sarah Robson, Co-Chairs, Membership Committee.

November 17, 2019 - 11:45am

November 17, 2019 - 12:45pm

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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 Dierdra Deitel. If you do not have email, please stop by the Faith in Action table in Forbes Hall. 

 

November 18, 2019 - 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.

November 19, 2019 - 7:30pm

7:30 pm, Forbes Hall. Contact: Rebecca Crawford, (310) 337-7787. All are welcome.

The book for November 19 is "Clean Meat: How Growing Meat without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World," by Paul Shapiro. Recently, plant-based meat substitutes of varying palatability have become the rage. Following behind is cellular meat culture. Shades of soylent green? No animals harmed in the process – or are they? 

 

November 21, 2019 - 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 Thursdays of the month at 7:30 PM in the NE room of the Cottage.

The topic for November 7 is: What was the most alarming thing that happened to any of your children?  If no children, what alarming/serious thing happened to your significant other - or to you?

The topic for November 21 is: How did you meet your wife/significant other and when did you know that you wanted to be together as long as possible/marry?                                                                                                                      

For more information contact Richard Mathias at 310-645-1070 or richmathias2@yahoo.com.

November 23, 2019 - 12:30pm

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.

November 23, 2019 - 6:00pm

It’s time for the annual Thanksgiving potluck!

Contact Kathy Cook, kathleencook1@juno.com or (310) 292-9099.

Attendees will be asked to bring food and sign up for a volunteer job. We also need several people to cook turkeys. All are welcome.

Please note, if you sign-up for this event and cannot make it, contact Kathy Cook so she can free up your volunteer space for others. 

 

 

November 24, 2019 - 11:30am

Session 7: Social Action and Community Service

Visitors and prospective members are encouraged to attend this informal get-together held on each Sunday of the month in the NE Cottage Room.  It is a time to learn more about Unitarian Universalism, our Church Community, and the opportunities of growth and connection through many of our Adult programs.  There will be time for any questions you may have, and information about the steps to membership.  Come, let us get to know you, and you to get to know us.  Everyone is welcomed.  Looking forward to meeting you.  Norm Richey & Sarah Robson, Co-Chairs, Membership Committee.

November 24, 2019 - 11:45am

Our book will be The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life by Lynne Twist. The book is in four parts. We will meet every other week and discuss one part at a time.

 

November 24, 2019 - 12:30pm

YAETTI meet on the 4th Sunday of the month.

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.
 
The Disability Support Group will be promoting a dialogue on a selected topic at each of its meetings throughout this church year. There is a different theme for each month. All church members interested in the topic are invited to attend. We hope these topics are of interest to you. The dates and topics are as follows:
  
 
Contact Michael Young for more information
 

 

November 24, 2019 - 1:00pm

 
Freethinker Forum is a monthly interactive meeting sponsored by AAHS: Agnostics, Atheists, Humanists & Secularists of UU Santa Monica. All are welcome to join in a lively discussion where a diversity of viewpoints are encouraged and respected. 
 
Contact: aahs@uusm.org
 
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AAHS is a local group of the UU Humanist Association (huumanists.org).
 
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AAHS (Atheists, Agnostics, Humanists & Secularists/Skeptics) is a group that meets monthly (4th Sundays) for discussion and fellowship at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica. All are welcome!
 
The term Humanism (sometimes known as secular humanism, modern humanism or scientific humanism) was first used as a moniker for a non-theistic, compassionate philosophy or worldview by Rev. John Dietrich of the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis in 1916, over 100 years ago! The early Unitarian Humanists wrote the original "Humanism and its Aspirations" manifesto and co-founded the American Humanist Association, helping to begin an international movement. 
 
"The time has come for widespread recognition of the radical changes in religious beliefs throughout the modern world. The time is past for mere revision of traditional attitudes. Science and economic change have disrupted the old beliefs. Religions the world over are under the necessity of coming to terms with new conditions created by a vastly increased knowledge and experience. In every field of human activity, the vital movement is now in the direction of a candid and explicit humanism."
- Humanist Manifesto 1, 1933
 
Contact: aahs@uusm.org
 
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