Friends General Conference

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Santa Monica Friends Meeting

Welcome to Santa Monica Friends Meeting!

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.

Most of our meetings (meetings for worship, committee meetings, etc) are meeting via Zoom currently, to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

We have scheduled weekly Zoom meetings for Friends worship on Sundays, 10:00 AM official start time, closing at approx Noon.

We have also scheduled weekly Zoom meetings for Friends worship on Thursday nights, 6:00 pm official start time, closing at approx 7:00 pm.

The 2nd & 4th Friday of every month, we also have our women's group via Zoom. Start time is 7:00 pm, closing at approx 8:00 pm. 

If you would like to take part in any of these meetings, please email us at [email protected] for the codes/links.

We have begun a hybrid/in-person meeting for our Sunday morning meetings for worship. For that, we are currently requiring all in-person attenders to wear masks & show proof of full vaccination. If you are interested in this option, please email us at [email protected]

 

 

Meeting Times

Below is our regular schedule, which we will return to once restrictions have been lifted. 

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

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What's New

The Adult Education Committee invites you to join Cynthia Cuza and Clayton Fossett on Sunday September 5 at 12:30 p.m. for a Zoom meeting to reflect on the Systemic Racism and Inequality series of presentations. To obtain the Zoom Info, please email us at [email protected].
 
Adult Education Final Session of the Series on Systemic Racism and Inequality
 
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The Friendly Notes newsletter for September is attached.  It's arriving a little earlier than usual, and it is for the September 12 Business Meeting, as usual.  The Advices and Queries, and draft Minutes from July are included in this newsletter and will be used at the Business Meeting.
In addition, there are a number of interesting articles highlighting the work of our committees.  Also, there is the Memorial Minute for our beloved Elizabeth Cocca.
Click on the link below. 
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Peace and Social Action shall meet this coming Sunday via Zoom at NOON, our normal meeting time. We will be discussing the attached Charity of the Month report that is due to be given to Business Meeting next month. We are seeking review and approval of the report. Our agenda also includes a discussion of what our September program should be. We are suggesting that we have a program about criminal justice reform in LA County and the recall effort to end these reforms by removing our current District Attorney.

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All are invited to our 8:30 a.m. session of the Reading Group on zoom on August 15, 2021. If you would like the Zoom information, please email us at [email protected]. The reading material can be found by clicking the link below. 

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The Adult Education Committee invites you to join Mary Finn and Clayton Fossett this Sunday, August 1, at 12:30 p.m. for a Zoom presentation on Systemic Racism and Inequality with a focus on Housing. Pleas email us at [email protected] for the Zoom meeting information.
If you have time, please click on the link/handout in preparation for the session.
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Our women's group will meet twice in August - August 13 & August 27. Both are Fridays. We will meet via Zoom, start time is 7:00 pm. If you are interested in attending, please email us at [email protected] for the Zoom information. We hope you join us! 

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Worship with us!

310-828-4069
1440 Harvard Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
United States
Meeting Times: 

Below is our regular schedule, which we will return to once restrictions have been lifted. 

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

View Calendar

COVID-19 Updates

UPDATE AS OF AUGUST 9, 2021

Most of our meetings (meetings for worship, committee meetings, etc) are meeting via Zoom currently, to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

We have scheduled weekly Zoom meetings for Friends worship on Sundays, 10:00 AM official start time, closing at approx Noon.

We have also scheduled weekly Zoom meetings for Friends worship on Thursday nights, 6:00 pm official start time, closing at approx 7:00 pm.

The 2nd & 4th Friday of every month, we also have our women's group via Zoom. Start time is 7:00 pm, closing at approx 8:00 pm. 

If you would like to take part in any of these meetings, please email us at [email protected] for the codes/links.

We have begun a hybrid/in-person meeting for our Sunday morning meetings for worship. For that, we are currently requiring all in-person attenders to wear masks & show proof of full vaccination. If you are interested in this option, please email us at [email protected]

How to Access Zoom
We will be using the online platform Zoom to do video conferencing for our worship & meetings during this time.
 
If you are in need of a Zoom tutorial, please email us at [email protected] & we will be more than happy to provide you with a tutorial.
 
We hope you join us!

Most of our meetings (meetings for worship, committee meetings, etc) are meeting via Zoom currently, to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

We have scheduled weekly Zoom meetings for Friends worship on Sundays, 10:00 AM official start time, closing at approx Noon.

We have also scheduled weekly Zoom meetings for Friends worship on Thursday nights, 6:00 pm official start time, closing at approx 7:00 pm.

The 2nd & 4th Friday of every month, we also have our women's group via Zoom. Start time is 7:00 pm, closing at approx 8:00 pm. 

If you would like to take part in any of these meetings, please email us at [email protected] for the codes/links.

We have begun a hybrid/in-person meeting for our Sunday morning meetings for worship. For that, we are currently requiring all in-person attenders to wear masks & show proof of full vaccination. If you are interested in this option, please email us at [email protected]

Young Quakers Affinity Group
The Young Quakers Affinity Group is an affinity group for Young Quakers aged 20-40 has monthly events in the Los Angeles area. For more information and upcoming events, please request to join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/youngquakers/.
Call to Justice

Our Peace & Social Action Committee has recently put together a call to justice. It can be accessedd in our committee section.