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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Pacific Yearly Meeting held its Annual Session this year (2016) at Walker Creek Ranch. If you attended, you will enjoy Ann Fuller's beautiful photos of the ranch. If you didn't and wonder what it's like, the photos will give you a hint.

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Event Date: 
07/30/2016 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

A Workshop with Stephen Matchett.

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Event Date: 
07/17/2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

SMFM, Worship and Ministry, and Peace and Social Action are sponsoring a panel discussion on Pakistani Women: Religion and Peace.  Seven women from Pakistan who are in a critical thinking forum at the International Islamic University, Islam

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Event Date: 
07/17/2016 - 8:30am

Clerked by Kim O'Brien

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Event Date: 
06/05/2016 - 12:00pm

We have an exciting Adult Education session this coming First Day, June 5, 2016 at noon in the Meetinghouse.


The Subcommittee of Peace and Social Action Formed to Study Inequality announced the introduction of a new blog entitled "The Quaker Activist: Reducing the Gap Between Rich and Poor." Readers are invited to comment on the postings. More importantly, all members and attenders of SMFM are invited to submit their own material for posting; all submissions will be given serious consideration by the editorial board, which consists of the subcommittee members. New postings on the blog will be made weekly.


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

Meeting for Healing 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month 8:00 pm
For location email Darlene Lancer

Women's Support Group. 2nd & 4th Friday of the month 7:00-9:00 pm.
For location email Cathleen Loeser

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