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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

Pendle Hill is offering a number of online workshops during the time of "safer at home" order. What is Pendle Hill? "Pendle Hill is a Quaker, Philadelphia-area retreat and conference center which seeks to transform lives and foster peace with justice in the world." To learn more, click on the Pendle Hill link included in this post (please see below).

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Our Nomm Comm Mtg is scheduled to meet via Zoom on Monday, May 18, beginning at 11:00 AM. If you would like the Zoom information, please email us at [email protected].

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Our adult ed reading group is meeting on May 17 at 8:30 AM via Zoom. Please email us at [email protected] if you would like the Zoom information. The reading group texts can be accessed by clicking on the link in this post.

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Do you want to help your meeting challenge racism and work for racial justice?

Do you feel led to travel in the ministry with a concern for racism?

Are you looking for ways to connect with other Friends of Color?

The Ministry on Racism Program at Friends General Conference (FGC) offers assistance and support to meetings and yearly meetings that want to develop their racial and ethnic awareness, increase their diversity, and strive to address the impact of the institution of racism on our Society.

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Friends, It has come to our attention that there is a British Quaker Light Group that meets by Zoom every Tuesday morning at 8am our time - if you would like more information, please email us at [email protected]

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On Sunday, April 26, we have two Zoom Meetings planned. We have our regular Sunday Worship Meeting (9:30 AM to 11:50 AM), & we have our Peace & Social Action Commit. Meeting (Noon to 1:30 PM). If you are interested in attending either (or both!), please make sure to email us at [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.