Click image above to participate in the Sunday 10 a.m.
Worship service for September 19, 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: Look for the LIVESTREAM button here at the top of this home page as well as the Livestream 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
- Haiti Mission: Earthquake Disaster Relief Update
- Westside Food Bank Hunger Walk: October 17 – October 24 More info
- Dismantling Racism
- Sanctuary Open for Prayer (in person): Wednesdays 12 – 2 p.m. More info
- Send Prayer Requests here
- Prayer Quilt Ministry info here
Online Groups and Other Events
- Blessing of the Animals – Oct 2: Drive Thru and Walk-Up! More info
- NEW: Bible Study with Rev. Larry Young More info and sign up here
- Download the First UMC App! More info
- Sunday Morning Walks (in person) 8 a.m. meet in the Courtyard More info
- September Mid-Week Recital: Watch it here
- Listening Hearts Women’s Group with Tricia Guerrero
- Youth Group
- Open Space Young Adult Group
- Men’s Bible Study
News & Updates
- Read this month’s Sentinel Newsletter
First UMC takes the safety of the children and youth very seriously. We follow Safe Sanctuaries® practices, which is our commitment to the physical safety and spiritual growth of all of our children, youth, and adults. Read More
- Joining a Zoom Call for the First Time? Watch this video
- Not sure how to connect to Facebook? click here, and here
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.