You Are Invited

July 21, 2019 - 10:00am

July 21, 2019 - 10:15am

July 21, 2019 - 11:30am

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.

July 21, 2019 - 11:45am

The Peace & Social Justice Committee (PSJ) puts our UU principles of justice, human rights and sustainability into action in our local community and beyond. We organize activities and support campaigns in the areas of labor and economic issues; racism, police brutality, and mass incarceration; immigration and immigrant detention; and resisting war. We work with community partners such as CLUE (Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice), OFA (Organizing for Action), the ACLU, and the Sunrise Movement. We also collaborate with the UUSM Green Committee on issues relating to environmental justice and climate change. People of all faiths and none are welcome to join us in working to heal our world. Contact: justice@uusm.org or visit us at the FIA table in Forbes Hall.

July 21, 2019 - 12:00pm

Please join the Healthy Congregation Council in reflecting upon staff transitions occurring at UUCCSM. We will have the opportunity to listen to one another as we share our thoughts, concerns, challenges, expectations and aspirations for the coming church year. Please sign up at the Right Relations table, email us at RightRelations@uusm.org or speak to a Right Relations Team member about your interest. Contact Audrey Lyness at alyness@aol.com.  >> details

July 22, 2019 - 7:30pm

We gather twice a month to sit together quietly for 20 minutes, to walk with gentle awareness for seven minutes, and to explore the integration of meditation with ordinary life through reading and sharing. Anyone who senses they would benefit from 20 minutes of silent, non-guided sitting is welcome to join us. We have found that this time of quiet meditation and shared exploration can be deeply nourishing – a time of simply “being” amidst all the “doing” of our lives.

If you have questions, speak with either Beverly Shoenberger or Carol Ring at coffee hour, or contact Beverly at 424-235-9002, openmeadowcoaching@gmail.com  or Carol at 310-310-2539, carol.ring.la@gmail.com

July 25, 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.

We normally meet the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month but due to the 4th of July this month we will meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday at 7:30pm in the NE room of the Cottage.

The topic for July11 is: What beliefs and perspectives that you held in youth have you changed and at what period or circumstance did these changes happen.

The topic for June 25 is: What interests or avocations have you done that you no longer do and do you regret not still doing them?

For more information contact Richard Mathias.

July 26, 2019 - 10:30am

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.

July 28, 2019 - 10:00am

July 28, 2019 - 11:30am

 
 
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:
 
November 25, 2018. - Dating Opportunities and Challenges
December 23, 2018. - Positive Self Definition
January 27, 2019. - Sports Activities and Opportunities
February 24, 2019. - Governmental Programs
March, 24, 2019. - Seeking Employment
April, 28, 2019. - Interactions with Local, State, and Federal Government
May 26, 2019. - Self Empowerment
  July 28, 2019 - Summer Recreation Opportunities
  August 25, 2019 - Money Management and Budgeting
 
Contact Michael Young for more information

 

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.

July 28, 2019 - 12:30pm

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:

  July 28, 2019 - Summer Recreation Opportunities

  August 25, 2019 - Money Management and Budgeting
 
Contact Michael Young for more information
 

 

YAETTI meet on the 4th Sunday of the month.

July 29, 2019 - 7:30pm

We gather twice a month to sit together quietly for 20 minutes, to walk with gentle awareness for seven minutes, and to explore the integration of meditation with ordinary life through reading and sharing. Anyone who senses they would benefit from 20 minutes of silent, non-guided sitting is welcome to join us. We have found that this time of quiet meditation and shared exploration can be deeply nourishing – a time of simply “being” amidst all the “doing” of our lives.

If you have questions, speak with either Beverly Shoenberger or Carol Ring at coffee hour, or contact Beverly at 424-235-9002, openmeadowcoaching@gmail.com  or Carol at 310-310-2539, carol.ring.la@gmail.com

August 1, 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 June 6 is: Decorating our homes with pictures and other objects is something we generally do for reasons other than artistic merit. What do you have on the wall or on shelves in your home, other than family photographs, that has special meaning for you?

The topic for June 20 is: Even the best of relationships typically have some never-resolved subjects of conflict, disagreement, or not being in sync. What is one of yours and how do you deal with it?

For more information contact Richard Mathias.

August 2, 2019 - 10:30am

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.

August 4, 2019

Charles Haskell is coming to the Art Wall, Sunday, August 4 at 11 am in Forbes to provide portrait photographic services to members during coffee hour.

Haskell provides portrait photographic services at no charge to nonprofit organizations since 2003.

Haskell's organizations served to include the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica, the Westside Coalition and its member agencies, the Santa Monica Family YMCA, and the volunteers of the Santa Monica Library, among others.

Haskell Photography is available for portrait photography services to individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations willing to make donations to suggested charities.

Marquis' Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, named Haskell, as the recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

Haskell has made major contributions to cancer research and treatment in his 35+ year career.

He served as professor of medicine at UCLA until his retirement when he was named Professor Emeritus.

Married and devoted to Christine, his daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter, he served in a great many capacities here during his nearly 40 years as a member of UU Santa Monica including serving on the Board, on the bylaws committee and contributing his amazing photography skills for our directory and website (charleshaskellphotography.com).

August 4, 2019 - 10:00am

August 4, 2019 - 11:00am

All-Ages trip to Westside Food Bank - Join us Sunday, August 4, 2019, from 11 am to 1 pm. We will be sorting food for people at risk of hunger at Westside Food Bank (near 21st and Olympic). No child is too young (bring a grownup though). Singles, couples, and families are welcome. Participants will be walking to the WFB at 10:30 am from our UU Santa Monica Community Church. Please e-mail Erik Paesel epaesel@hotmail.com if you'd like to attend.

 

August 4, 2019 - 11:30am

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: Sarah Robson, office@uusm.org.