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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

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

The Friendly Notes from December 2019 have been added to this post. 

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Join us for our fifteenth annual holiday sale at the Meetinghouse.

We make jewelry, cards, collages, photographs, scarves, fiber arts, upcycled art and furniture, and a variety of other intriguing gifts. 

It is always a warm, fun event - we welcome you to drop by to see our creative work and we hope you find something for yourself or your friends and family for the holiday season.  Bring along friends and
family who might enjoy the show and sale!

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We will have our Business Meeting this coming First Day, December 8th at noon.

All are welcome: come and experience Quaker process of decision-making and discernment in action.

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We will have our regular contemplative reading group on December 15, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. in the worship space. The passages address some of the aspects of Quaker Openings.

All are welcome!

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The Welcoming Committee, in its efforts to collect food for a shelter in Los Angeles, came across one such organization that is in dire need of food for babies.

In order to help alleviate this situation, we are asking friends to donate, throughout the month of December any of the following items:

Infant formula

Jar foods – all flavors and stages

Crackers, teething biscuits, and cookies

Raisins & fruit snacks

Juices: jars, cans, pouches and boxes

Infant and children’s cereals

Diapers

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We will not be able to meet at our Meeting House on Harvard on Dec 22nd or Dec 29th because we are having a new wood floor installed in parts of the House. We will meet at our regular time (10:00 AM) on both those dates at the Santa Monica Synagogue (1448 18th St; Santa Monica 90404). There are approx 10-15 "Santa Monica Synagogue" parking spaces in the back.

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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

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