You Are Invited

October 19, 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.

October 19, 2019 - 7:00pm

They say that dancing is combining fun with exercise and friends! Learn international folk dancing with instructors Sandy Helperin and Teri Hoffman. Folk dancing is for anyone who loves to move to traditional music. New dancers are welcome – there are no partners required. Donations accepted.

Please enter from the Arizona door.

Future Dates - Nov 9 and Dec 14

October 20, 2019 - 10:00am

Please join us for our Sunday services.
 
Parking is available at the UCLA structure on Sunday mornings.

October 20, 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.

Session  2:  Campus Tour, Orientation and Church History

October 20, 2019 - 11:45am

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

 

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.

 

Parent Orientation Part 2. Youth in Room 4 and Parents in Forbes Hall.

This meeting, for both parents and children, will consist of one session for parents, a concurrent session for youth, and a joint session.  The purpose of this meeting is to develop a partnership between the O.W.L. teachers, participants and parents and to strengthen the family commitment to sexuality education.

 

 

October 21, 2019 - 6:00pm

Andie Miller will be offering weekly yoga classes beginning Monday, August and continuing through Monday, September 9th, 6:00 pm to 7 pm, in Forbes Hall, except Labor Day.

We will explore traditional yoga poses in a safe, compassionate, non-competitive environment that is welcoming to all who can get up and down from a yoga mat.

We will be working on traditional yoga poses with a focus on creating a safe, productive, compassionate, non-competitive environment that is welcoming to all. We will work on strength, flexibility, restorative poses, and deep relaxation.

We recommend the following props for the best experience:

Yoga Mat (required)
-Two yoga blankets or beach towels (required)
-Two yoga blocks (suggested - available on Amazon)
-Yoga strap or any belt (required - available on Amazon)
-Yoga bolster (recommended - available on Amazon)

Andie Miller has a 500-hour certificate as a yoga teacher.

For more information or to register, drop by the Adult RE table on Sunday or email Andie Miller at AdultRE@UUSM.org.

October 21, 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.

October 26, 2019 - 10:00am

October 26, 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.

October 26, 2019 - 4:00pm

As the first event in our Esoteric Spirituality Series, hosted by Mark Berlin, we will be presenting The Teachings of G.I. Gurdjieff, Saturday, October 26 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in the Sanctuary.

G.I. Gurdjieff  brought to the West an ancient teaching from Central Asia with the aim both to provide people with a method for the awakening of consciousness in everyday life and secondly, to offer a foundation for understanding Man’s place in the Universe – the “sense and aim of Man’s existence,” as he called it. Representatives from The Gurdjieff Foundation of Los Angeles will give a talk and answer questions about the teaching and the specific practice Gurdjieff left for us. Contact apse@googlegroups.com for more information and to sign up.

The intent of the Esoteric Spirituality Series is help participants recover common core truths at the center of all world religions that have been lost or diluted over time and exploring how these truths enhance our Unitarian principles. Every other month, we plan on inviting a representative of an esoteric spiritual path to give a lecture and participate in a discussion with class participants.

October 27, 2019 - 10:00am

Please join us for our Sunday services.
 
This is UUSM Music Program’s music of remembrance service offering. It will feature British composer Will Todd’sFootprints Choral Suite, as well as other music selections. Footprints was inspired by Mary Stevenson’s poem Footprints in the Sand. Though the original poem has a clear Christian tone, the choral suite draws on the more universal elements of friendship, responsibility, and reaching out, especially in a time of loss and grief.
 
Parking is available at the UCLA structure on Sunday mornings.

October 27, 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.

Session  3:  Worship and the Liturgical Year

 

October 27, 2019 - 11:45am

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.  Contact Michael Young for more information. Discussion and Support for Persons with Disabilities 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. October's meeting will be on Sunday, October 27, when the topic will be, "Personal Boundaries."

October 27, 2019 - 12:00pm

 
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
 
Our Private Facebook Group:
 
Our Meetup Group:
 
AAHS is a local group of the UU Humanist Association (huumanists.org).
 
More info:
 
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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October 27, 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:
  
 
Contact Michael Young for more information