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.

We are currently suspending our in-person worship & other meetings, based upon precautions that have been recommended to help slow down the spread of COVID-19. 

We have scheduled Zoom meetings for Friends worship on Sundays, 10:00 AM official start time, closing at approx Noon. We have also scheduled Thursday night meetings, 6:00 pm official start time, closing at approx 7:00 pm. If you would like to take part in these meetings, please email us at [email protected] for the codes/links.
 

 

Meeting Times

Every Sunday:

Currently, all in-person meetings have been suspended. 

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

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

Our next adult ed reading group will take place at 8:30 AM on Sept 20 via Zoom. Please email us if you'd like the Zoom information at [email protected]. Our reading material for Sept 20 can be accessed via the link below. 

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Check out our newest Nominating Report! 

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Check out our Friendly Notes from September 2020. 

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The next session of our Adult Education series will be on September 6, 2020. The topic is The Myth of Race and The Reality of Systemic Racism and Inequalities. 
 
We will start at 12:30 PM. All are welcome! Please message us if you'd like the Zoom information (send emails to: [email protected]).
The materials for this session can be found via the link below.
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Peace and Social Action Committee will be having a 3rd week presentation on LGBTQIA Awareness and Oppression issues with a special guest speaker this coming Sunday, the 16th of August 2020 at 1:00pm via Zoom. All are welcome. Please email us for the Zoom info ([email protected]).

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Our House Committee will hold its second Listening session on August 15, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, via Zoom.  All community members are invited and encouraged to attend. Please email us if you'd like the Zoom information ([email protected]).

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Worship with us!

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

Every Sunday:

Currently, all in-person meetings have been suspended. 

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

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

COVID-19 Update

We are currently suspending our in-person worship & other meetings, based upon precautions that have been recommended to help slow down the spread of COVID-19. We update this page, as well as our Facebook page, as often as possible. 

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.
 
Sunday Meetings & Thursday Meetings via Zoom
We have scheduled Zoom meetings for Friends worship on Thursday evenings & on Sunday mornings. If you would like to take part in these meetings, please email us at [email protected] for the codes/links.