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“Be Ours a Religion” – Sunday Service at UUSM on February 28, 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.



Consider Coming to Camp

Consider coming to camp — really, start considering it now.  After having to cancel our de Benneville weekend last year, UUSM’s camp committee is putting hope on the calendar.  Save the dates — September 17, […]

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. […]

Faith In Action

Join Us for Beloved Conversations: Virtual!

Beloved Conversations is a faith-formation, anti-racism program that went virtual last fall, and more than 1,200 learners joined the first phase. UUSM is all-in for for the spring semester! This experience of connection and spiritual development is not to be missed. […]

Faith In Action

February Generous Congregation Supports The People Concern

Together, we uplift the reach and impact of vital organizations doing work we could not do on our own. This month, half of our Sunday offerings will go to The People Concern. Your support will help one of Los Angeles County’s largest social service agencies empower the most vulnerable among us to rebuild their lives. […]

Facebook Live Video

February 2021 Worship Services

We as Unitarian Universalists look forward to being with you ONLINE and in spirit on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am. Feb. 7 “Enter, Rejoice, and Come In!” Feb. 14 “The Beloved Canopy.” Feb. 21 “What Is Anti-Oppression Spiritual Life and Practice?” Feb. 28 “Beloved Community: Be Ours A Religion.” We continue to develop our spiritual practice of co-creating beloved community together. […]

Church History by Charles Haskell

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