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“Queer Pride!” – Sunday Service at UUSM on June 13, 2021

Watch our online Sunday morning service live at 10 am on Facebook, on the website, or on YouTube.

A lovely musical prelude by pianist Ryan Humphrey precedes the service beginning at 9:45 am. The service itself begins at 10 am. To interact with the video (likes, hearts, comments), you must be watching on Facebook and logged in to your account, but you can watch it on any of the websites without an account. Then join the Virtual Coffee Hour Zoom after the service. Find the Zoom link in the UUSanta Monica Private Facebook Group or email

A link to the YouTube video will be available in each archived monthly Sunday Services newsletter post and on the website (lower left). Visit the UUSantaMonica YouTube channel for more.


Facebook Live Video

June 2021 Worship Services

We as Unitarian Universalists look forward to being with you ONLINE and in spirit on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am. June 6 “Call to Imagination,” June 13 “Queer Pride!” June 20 “Our Brightly Burning Flame,” June 27 “UUA General Assembly Worship” plus our Annual Congregational Meeting. With this month’s worship theme of Play, we continue to develop our spiritual practice of co-creating beloved community together. […]

From Our Minister

From Our Minister: Play

In rare moments of deep play, we can lay aside our sense of self, shed time’s continuum, ignore pain, and sit quietly in the absolute present, watching the world’s ordinary miracles. No mind or heart […]


Forbes Hall Entrance Repair Project Town Hall on May 30

The double doors at the Arizona Ave. entrance leading toward Forbes Hall were having trouble over a year ago, with only one door operational. The problem has worsened. The Facilities Development and Maintenance Committee will inform us Sunday, May 30 at 11:30 am about the necessary repairs and the Annual Meeting vote in June. […]

Filling the glass

Bylaws Refresh Task Force 2021

Our Bylaws are about to be refreshed! Last amended in 2013, let’s bring them into alignment with UUA recommendations and create a foundation for our future.  Working closely with our Minister and Board liaison, the newly formed Bylaws Refresh Task Force will review the current bylaws, and make recommendations to reflect current circumstances, thinking and our Church’s vision. […]

Ernie Pipies Mural Focus

Rev. Ernest D. Pipes, Jr. (1926 – 2021)

A Celebration of the Life of Rev. Ernest D. Pipes, Jr. – Saturday, May 1, 2021, 1 PM – It is with sadness that we bring you news of the passing of the Rev. Ernest D. Pipes, Jr.  He served as our Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica for 35 years and then as our Minister Emeritus since 1991. […]

Church History by Charles Haskell

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