Welcome

Welcome to First UMC of Santa Monica!

Whether you are familiar to the church community, in search of a connection to spirituality or are simply exploring, a full range of programs and opportunities for worship, study, service and fellowship are available here for you.  Check out the eSentinel monthly newsletter to get to know the community or come to any of the worship services listed below.  Come as you are and be welcomed with open arms!

We are located at: 1008 Eleventh Street in Santa Monica, CA., between Washington and California.

(310) 393-8258  Click here for full phone directory

Sanctuary Worship – Sundays at 10 a.m. Sunday Sanctuary Worship is our morning worship service of prayer and praise.  Through Scripture and sermons, prayer, music, and sacrament, we gather to grow in faith, find comfort and support, enjoy fellowship, and glory in God’s presence through the beautiful music of our Chancel Choir and organ.  Children are welcome to worship in the sanctuary or in the Kids’ Zone in the narthex.  Nursery care is provided.  God’s “children” of all ages are welcome participants.  We are in mission each week as we gather canned goods for the Westside Food Bank.  The fellowship of Coffee Hour following the service is an informal time to connect with friends old and new.


simple church – Sundays at 5 p.m., Chapel – we gather to cultivate calm, centered and compassionate lives which are possible by living by these rules: do no harm…..do good….stay in love with God. opportunities for worship & sacrament.


Messy Church – 2nd Saturday of month, 4:30 p.m., Simkins Hall & Chapel – An intergenerational worship experience where we learn about God’s love through crafts, activities, story and a shared meal.

Saturdays 4:30 – 6 p.m – Click for list of dates & themes.


NEW: Livestreaming Sunday Morning Worship
We are now livestreaming Sunday morning Sanctuary worship at 10 a.m. via our Facebook page. If you’re out of town or unable to make it into church, you can still watch the service in real time, or later at your convenience. (Barring any technical difficulties)  Go to the First UMC Facebook page.