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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.

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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.

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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

Young Quakers Affinity Group. An affinity group for Young Quakers aged 20-40 has monthly events in the Los Angeles area. For more information and upcoming events email Rachel Kempf.

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What's New

Meeting approves the following Minute on Income Inequality, Economic Inequality and Social Justice, noting our desire to share it widely, and acknowledging the discernment involved in preparing it:

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18-06-01: As Quakers, we are called to treat our fellow human beings with the utmost respect, dignity and care, including those with whom we disagree strongly.

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"A minute – a record of a corporate decision by a Friends body convened for considering business." From Pacific Yearly Meeting's Faith and Practice.

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There’s something special about Santa Monica Quakerism, Quaker process and our workshops about Clerking. Over the past few years, we have been able to offer a number of Clerking Worships to members and attenders of our Meeting.

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Some pictures of our poetic Friends, reciting at the meetinghouse on Sunday, March 5, 2017, in a program by Judith Searle and Tim Vreeland, with guest poet Stan Searl, entitled "Aging in the Light: Challenges and Rewards of the Later Years", an Ad

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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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Worship with us!

310-828-4069
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

Young Quakers Affinity Group. An affinity group for Young Quakers aged 20-40 has monthly events in the Los Angeles area. For more information and upcoming events email Rachel Kempf.

View Calendar

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