Santa Monica Friends Meeting

Welcome to Santa Monica Friends Meeting!

Meeting for Worship is held every Sunday at 10-11 am. All are welcome. After Meeting we gather for refreshments and fellowship.

First Day School (Sunday School) for children and youth, and childcare for infants and preschoolers is from 10:15-11:15. Children are invited to join their families in meeting for worship from 10:00-10:15.

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 have a small parking lot behind our Meeting house, and there is  free parking  (Sundays) on Santa Monica Blvd. Please do not park in front of the meeting house on Harvard Street. It is reserved for neighborhood residents only and you may receive a parking ticket.

What's New

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Event Date: 
02/26/2017 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Clerking Workshop & Potluck, hosted by Stan and Rebecca Searl. Clerk and
recording clerk of each committee (plus one attender who may step into the role when the clerk is absent) are

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On January 19, 2017, Stan Searl of the Adult Education Committee attended a talk by Carla Pestana at UCLA, “Quaker Mobility and the Threat to English America.” Carla Gardina Pestana is a Professor and Joyce Appleby Endowed Chair in UCLA’s history

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Event Date: 
02/19/2017 - 8:30am

The Adult Education Reading Group will contemplate passages from Brenda Clifft Heales and Chris Cook’s 1992 Swarthmore Lecture, "Images and Silence." (Quaker H

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Event Date: 
02/05/2017 - 12:00pm

Patrick Finn, of both our Meeting and the Buffalo Meeting, will present this follow-up session to Tim Vreeland's leading and blog in connection with income equality and its meanings.

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Report about a Adult Education Session
January 1, 2017
Topic: Western Friend, the Magazine
From Stanford J. Searl, Jr., Co-Clerk of Adult Education

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Event Date: 
01/15/2017 - 8:30am

We will contemplate quotations are from Rufus Jones, Essential Writings, Orbis Books: Maryknoll, New York, 2001.


Worship with us!

1440 Harvard Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
United States
Meeting Times: 

Every Sunday:

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

Meeting for Worship on the Occasion of Business 2nd Sunday of Month 11:30 am

Sandwich Making for the Homeless 4th Sunday of the Month 11:30 am

Women's Support Group. 2nd & 4th Friday of the month 7:00-9:00 pm. Dates subject to change depending on number of weeks in the month. For location and current dates email Cathleen Loeser

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