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“The Bahá’í Faith” – Sunday Service at UUSM on May 9, 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.

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



Membership Committee Keeps on Keeping on

How does a Membership Committee accomplish anything at all when the doors to its sanctuary are closed to congregants and visitors alike?  With extraordinary amounts of creativity, hard work, goodwill, and even a lot of fun. Barbara Kernochan had the pleasure of sitting in on a couple of UUSM’s Membership Committee meetings recently and learned a great deal about this mighty crew and their work in these Covid times. […]

Facebook Live Video

May 2021 Worship Services

We as Unitarian Universalists look forward to being with you ONLINE and in spirit on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am. May 2 “What’s Your Story?” May 9 “The Bahai Faith,” May 16 “Animal Liberation,” May 23 “Buddhist Wisdom,” May 30 “Playing Nicely.” With this month’s worship theme of Story, we continue to develop our spiritual practice of co-creating beloved community together. […]

Arizona Ave. lobby double doors

UUSM Arizona Avenue Lobby and Doors to be Repaired

You may have noticed before the pandemic that our double doors at the Arizona Ave. entrance were having trouble, with only one door operational. Over the past year of hiatus, the problem has worsened. Your Facilities Development and Maintenance Committee is working on the problem. […]

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. […]

From Our Minister

From Our Minister: Story

Storytelling is dangerous to those who profit from the way things are because it has the power to show that the way things are is not permanent, not universal, not necessary…The storyteller is the truth-teller… […]

Dining for Dollars

Our Spring Dining for Dollars Is Almost Here!

Can you think of a Zoom-friendly event that YOU might host?  Something that would bring people together, that could make money for the Church AND bring people together?  Please offer an event by Sunday, May 2nd. UUSM’s Spring Auction bidding week begins May 16th. […]

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. […]

Church History by Charles Haskell

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