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Santa Monica Friends Meeting

Welcome to Santa Monica Friends Meeting!

Santa Monica Friends Meeting is part of the Religious Society of Friends (also known as Quakers). Our meetings for worship are held in expectant silence with no formal program or clergy. Each worshiper seeks to listen to the Spirit of God within. If that spirit brings to any of us a message that seems clearly to speak to the condition of others, we may rise to give that message as vocal ministry.

As Friends we endeavor to translate our religious beliefs into everyday life, seeking to “let our lives speak.” Simplicity, equality, integrity, and peace/nonviolence are ideals toward which we strive both in our lives and in the world.

Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we invite you to join us in silent worship and reflection.

We are currently suspending our in-person worship & other meetings, based upon precautions that have been recommended to help slow down the spread of COVID-19. 

We have scheduled Zoom meetings for Friends worship on Sundays, 10:00 AM official start time, closing at approx Noon. We have also scheduled Thursday night meetings, 6:00 pm official start time, closing at approx 7:00 pm. If you would like to take part in these meetings, please email us at [email protected] for the codes/links.
 

 

Meeting Times

Every Sunday:

Currently, all in-person meetings have been suspended. 

Below is our regular schedule, which we will return to once restrictions have been lifted. 

Silent Meeting for Worship 10:00 – 11:00 am

First Day Children's School 10:15 – 11:00 am

Fellowship After Meeting for Worship 11:00 am

Young Quakers Affinity Group. An affinity group for Young Quakers aged 20-40 has monthly events in the Los Angeles area. For more information and upcoming events email Rachel Kempf.

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What's New

Dear Faith Partners: With yet another death, this time George Floyd, people of faith are called on to pray. This death and other deaths, and the harassment of so many other people of color affect each of us in different ways. But it breaks all of us!
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Join us on Zoom to reflect, to pray and to support one another for the work ahead- the intentional struggle against racism and for a more beloved community.
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Sunday, May 31st at 2:00pm
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We have been very heartened to see a number of new names in our Sunday & Thursday Meetings for Worship since we took things over Zoom, & thought that we would set aside some time to welcome our Newcomers. 

Our Newcomers Zoom meeting will be held at Noon on Sunday, May 31. If you are interested, please email us for the link at [email protected]

Hope to see you there! 

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Our Peace & Social Action Comm will meet via Zoom on May 24. The Zoom meeting will open at 12:30 pm. If interested in attending, please email us for the Zoom link at [email protected].

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Pendle Hill is offering a number of online workshops during the time of "safer at home" order. What is Pendle Hill? "Pendle Hill is a Quaker, Philadelphia-area retreat and conference center which seeks to transform lives and foster peace with justice in the world." To learn more, click on the Pendle Hill link included in this post (please see below).

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Our Nomm Comm Mtg is scheduled to meet via Zoom on Monday, May 18, beginning at 11:00 AM. If you would like the Zoom information, please email us at [email protected].

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Our adult ed reading group is meeting on May 17 at 8:30 AM via Zoom. Please email us at [email protected] if you would like the Zoom information. The reading group texts can be accessed by clicking on the link in this post.

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Worship with us!

310-828-4069
1440 Harvard Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
United States
Meeting Times: 

Every Sunday:

Currently, all in-person meetings have been suspended. 

Below is our regular schedule, which we will return to once restrictions have been lifted. 

Silent Meeting for Worship 10:00 – 11:00 am

First Day Children's School 10:15 – 11:00 am

Fellowship After Meeting for Worship 11:00 am

Young Quakers Affinity Group. An affinity group for Young Quakers aged 20-40 has monthly events in the Los Angeles area. For more information and upcoming events email Rachel Kempf.

View Calendar

COVID-19 Update

We are currently suspending our in-person worship & other meetings, based upon precautions that have been recommended to help slow down the spread of COVID-19. We update this page, as well as our Facebook page, as often as possible. 

How to Access Zoom
We will be using the online platform Zoom to do video conferencing for our worship & meetings during this time.
 
If you are in need of a Zoom tutorial, please email us at [email protected] & we will be more than happy to provide you with a tutorial.
 
Sunday Meetings & Thursday Meetings via Zoom
We have scheduled Zoom meetings for Friends worship on Thursday evenings & on Sunday mornings. If you would like to take part in these meetings, please email us at [email protected] for the codes/links.