You Are Invited

May 27, 2018 - 10:00am

Parking is provided at the UCLA structure on Sunday mornings.

May 27, 2018 - 11:00am

Let’s get together to put our faith into action following the service we will work together to assemble about 100 care bags to be delivered to the Homeless in various shelter locations in and around our community. 
 
Please join us under the shade structure in the courtyard. We have the stuff; we just need you to help!
 

May 27, 2018 - 11:30am

Discussion and Support Group for Persons with Disabilities: Fourth Sundays, 11:30-1:30pm, 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: Michael Young for more information. 
We will have a short ceremony after the service to commemorate loved ones who’ve passed. We invite those of you who purchased bricks in the past or are installing bricks to participate in the service and everyone to join us. We will be honoring a few members and friends from UUSM history for their leadership and generosity.
 
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May 27, 2018 - 12:00pm

May 28, 2018 - 7:00pm

May 28, 2018 - 7:30pm

 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.

Facilitators: Beverly Shoenberger (424-235-9002) and Carol Ring (310) 310-2539. 

June 1, 2018 - 10:00am

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.

June 3, 2018 - 10:00am

Parking is provided at the UCLA structure on Sunday mornings.

June 3, 2018 - 11:00am

June Art Wall Opening Reception: Sun, June 3, 2018, 11 am to 12:30 pm. Forbes Hall.
 
Please join us in June when we will present art and other inspiring visuals from UUSM’s own Faith In Action Committee. Activism has never been more important – so come down and get inspired! The Faith In Action Commission (FIA) is an umbrella group composed of four committees – Peace & Social Justice (PSJ), Green Living, Hunger Task Force, and Interweave. Over the past year, FIA has participated in many events throughout Los Angeles, including the Women’s March, March for Science, the March for Our Lives, Interfaith Solidarity March and much more. Last year’s Art Wall was a tremendous success, and also a wonderful and timely reminder of the important work in do in the community. The show will run through Sun, June 24.
 

June 3, 2018 - 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: 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

 

June 4, 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.

June 5, 2018 - 10:00am

Want more personal and spiritual growth? Want to be with other women who can relate to what you are going through? Then this group is for you! We look forward to seeing you as we kick off this new group in April.

June 7, 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 June 7 asks the men to prepare their obituary as they would like it to be stated.  For June 21, we will listen to any obits not yet read and then we will discuss whether there is anything that we each wish was in the obit, and/or might yet be added.

For further information contact Richard Mathias.

 

June 8, 2018 - 10:00am

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.

June 9, 2018 - 7:00pm

Travel back in time to the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s to the music that was released under the Motown label.
 
If you did not already sign up for this event during our Dining for Dollars auction, you can still come - there will be tickets at the door. Dining for Dollars will also have a table set up in Forbes this Sunday after the service to sell tickets.
 
Suggested donation: $20.
All proceeds will benefit the Church Operating Budget.
Contact: Cynthia Kelly, mokipup@aol.com. 
 
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June 10, 2018 - 10:00am

Parking is provided at the UCLA structure on Sunday mornings.

FIA is organizing the Church’s group for the LA Pride Parade!
Sun, June 10, 10am-2pm. 
 
Kids march; families march; even dogs march. You can march too! Join us! You don’t even need to drive. We will meet before the 10am service on June 10th and use Lyft and Uber to carpool to West Hollywood. Or you can arrange carpools/public transit from your neighborhood. 
 
We teach our kids love, not hate! UU Santa Monica has made participating in the LA Pride parade a fun and meaningful family and intergenerational event for many years.
 
Join us on June 10th to march for the UU values of love, reason, inclusiveness and human rights. 
More information is available at our Facebook event page, which can be found here. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/371608196668047/ 
 
Carpool sign-up sheets are at the FIA table in Forbes on Sundays, or contact Sarah Mae Harper amapolaroja@gmail.com or email justice@uusm.org with any questions.
 
 

June 10, 2018 - 11:00am

Charles Haskell will have his camera and lights set up in the southwest corner of Forbes Hall to take head shots of members (new or old) for the directory.
 
If you are unable to make this date, Charles promises another opportunity in September, and again in January of next year. 
 
 
 
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