Friends General Conference

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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.

Most of our meetings (meetings for worship, committee meetings, etc) are meeting via Zoom currently, to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

We have scheduled weekly Zoom meetings for Friends worship on Sundays, 10:00 AM official start time, closing at approx Noon.

We have also scheduled weekly Zoom meetings for Friends worship on Thursday nights, 6:00 pm official start time, closing at approx 7:00 pm.

The 2nd & 4th Friday of every month, we also have our women's group via Zoom. Start time is 7:00 pm, closing at approx 8:00 pm. 

If you would like to take part in any of these meetings, please email us at [email protected] for the codes/links.

We have begun a hybrid/in-person meeting for our Sunday morning meetings for worship. For that, we are currently requiring all in-person attenders to wear masks & show proof of full vaccination. If you are interested in this option, please email us at [email protected]

 

 

Meeting Times

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

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What's New

Our next adult ed meeting will be on December 5 at 12:30 pm via Zoom. Our focus is: "We Cry Justice: Reading the Bible with the Poor People’s Campaign." Please email us if you'd like the Zoom link at [email protected]

 

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Please join us for the Peace and Social Action Committee this Sunday, Nov 28 at noon. This meeting will be held via Zoom only. For the Zoom link, please email us at [email protected].
 
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Our next adult ed reading group will meet on Sunday, Nov 21 at 8:30 am via Zoom. We invite all of you to this wonderful session, focused upon looking at Mary Rose O'Reilly's Quaker Spiritual Autobiography, The Barn at the End of the World: The Apprenticeship of a Quaker, Buddhist Shepherd. 

The Zoom link can be provided by emailing [email protected]

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The Friendly Notes newsletter for this month is attached. As usual, it has some materials for Business Meeting on Sunday, the Advice and Queries, and draft Minutes.
In addition, it has information about upcoming Adult Education programs.
Enjoy!
 
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Our women's group meets the 2nd & 4th Friday of every month. Currently, we are meeting via Zoom. For the Zoom info for Nov & Dec, please email us at [email protected] & we will be more than happy to provide you with the links. 

Here are the dates & times we meet in November & December. 

Nov 12, 2021 7:00 PM

Nov 26, 2021 7:00 PM

Dec 10, 2021 7:00 PM

Dec 24, 2021 7:00 PM

 

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Our next Peace & Social Action Meeting will be held via Zoom on Oct 24. Start time is noon. Please email us for the Zoom info at [email protected]. Click on the link below for documents relating to this meeting. 

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Worship with us!

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

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

View Calendar

COVID-19 Updates

UPDATE AS OF AUGUST 9, 2021

Most of our meetings (meetings for worship, committee meetings, etc) are meeting via Zoom currently, to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

We have scheduled weekly Zoom meetings for Friends worship on Sundays, 10:00 AM official start time, closing at approx Noon.

We have also scheduled weekly Zoom meetings for Friends worship on Thursday nights, 6:00 pm official start time, closing at approx 7:00 pm.

The 2nd & 4th Friday of every month, we also have our women's group via Zoom. Start time is 7:00 pm, closing at approx 8:00 pm. 

If you would like to take part in any of these meetings, please email us at [email protected] for the codes/links.

We have begun a hybrid/in-person meeting for our Sunday morning meetings for worship. For that, we are currently requiring all in-person attenders to wear masks & show proof of full vaccination. If you are interested in this option, please email us at [email protected]

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.
 
We hope you join us!

Most of our meetings (meetings for worship, committee meetings, etc) are meeting via Zoom currently, to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

We have scheduled weekly Zoom meetings for Friends worship on Sundays, 10:00 AM official start time, closing at approx Noon.

We have also scheduled weekly Zoom meetings for Friends worship on Thursday nights, 6:00 pm official start time, closing at approx 7:00 pm.

The 2nd & 4th Friday of every month, we also have our women's group via Zoom. Start time is 7:00 pm, closing at approx 8:00 pm. 

If you would like to take part in any of these meetings, please email us at [email protected] for the codes/links.

We have begun a hybrid/in-person meeting for our Sunday morning meetings for worship. For that, we are currently requiring all in-person attenders to wear masks & show proof of full vaccination. If you are interested in this option, please email us at [email protected]

Young Quakers Affinity Group
The Young Quakers Affinity Group is an affinity group for Young Quakers aged 20-40 has monthly events in the Los Angeles area. For more information and upcoming events, please request to join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/youngquakers/.
Call to Justice

Our Peace & Social Action Committee has recently put together a call to justice. It can be accessedd in our committee section. 

Online Quaker Parents Support Group
There is an online Quaker parent support group scheduled to begin in November. 
It is run/coordinated by some Quaker groups on the East Coast, but is open to all states. 
If interested, you can sign up here: