Click image above to view the Livestream for Sunday 10 a.m. Worship for
October 24, 2021

Welcome to First UMC of Santa Monica!

Friends near and far, welcome to the worship, service, and fellowship of Santa Monica First United Methodist Church. 

In-Person and Online Worship:

First UMC is excited that we have launched a new chapter in our life together as an in-person and online worshiping congregation.  We worship in-person in the Sanctuary each week at 10 a.m.  Online services are available 24/7.

Responsible reopening is our first priority, always mindful that many of the activities we are excited to resume can actually lead to higher risk for those who have not, or are unable to choose to be, vaccinated, such as young children, immunocompromised people, and cancer patients. We will continue to be mindful and cautious.  We care for one another and for everyone, especially the most vulnerable. 

The worship service is 35-40 minutes.  After worship there is time for informal gathering in the Courtyard.  Online Coffee Hour will continue to be held at 11 a.m. via Zoom. (Zoom details below) See in-person worship guidelines here

Online Worship – Sundays 10 a.m.

The service is recorded and Livestreamed in real time, as it is happening in the Sanctuary, and broadcast on these platforms:

  • Facebook and YouTube: No new changes on these platforms. You may participate as you have been. Services available 24/7.
  • Website:  Click on the LIVESTREAM button at the top of this home page
  • The First UMC App: Subscribers to the app may also participate in the Livestream service – you’ll receive a notification when the service is starting. (To download the app, go to the App Store, search for FirstUMC_SM, accept Notifications from the app.)

Sunday Mornings after Worship

  • Zoom Online Coffee Hour will continue Sundays at 11 a.m.  If you worship in the sanctuary or online, there will be an informal gathering time in the First UMC Courtyard. Everyone is welcome to come to church in-person and then join the Zoom meeting for community time when you get home!

If you have any questions, call the church office at 310-393-8258, or email us at info@santamonicaumc.org.  We welcome you into this community of faith!

Messy Church – Interactive, fun and messy worship opportunities for families of all ages. Click here for details.



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Contact Us

Friends near and far—on the Westside, across the country, and around the world —welcome to the worship, service, and fellowship of Santa Monica First United Methodist Church.

If you are having trouble joining the Sunday online worship service, or other online groups, call the church office Tues-Fri at 310.393.8258, and we will do our best to assist you.

1008 Eleventh Street in Santa Monica, CA., between Washington and California. Click here for full phone directory, or email us.