Congregation Care

Local Community Resources:

Anne Premer (left), our Congregation Care Associate, delivers a DVD copy of a Sunday service to church member, Joy P. and her dog, Rooney. 😊🐕💛 ⠀
Know someone who does not have access to a computer or smartphone? Perhaps now would be a good time to give them a call or send a card, just to let them know you are thinking of them. If you know someone who might want a DVD copy of the service, let us know!⠀

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If you have any questions, need assistance, or would like to volunteer to help with our homebound folks, please contact: Anne Premer (email) or (310)393-8258 ext 103.  We miss seeing you all in person, and look forward to the day that we’ll be together again. Until then, take care and stay well!

EVERY THURSDAY: Westside Friends and the Katz-Collins YMCA have launched a new program offering FREE bags of produce to neighbors who are facing financial hardship. Groceries will be available for pickup outside of the Katz-Collins YMCA weekly at 12 p.m. on Thursdays. (Address: 1466 S Westgate Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025)

Westside Food Bank: Westside Food Bank is an essential service greatly increasing their distribution to member agencies during the COVID-19 crisis. Support their Virtual Food Drive, with a focus on Fresh Produce. 

In response to the extraordinary and pressing needs COVID-19 has placed on homeless and at-risk families we serve, Upward Bound House has created a Family Emergency Fund. Read Full Article.Donate Here

The Santa Monica YMCA offers childcare for Essential Service Employees, for ages 3 months – 12 years. For information download the Registration Card, and Funding Info.

Visit the Community Resources COVID-19 webpage for information on WISE and Healthy Aging, and food delivery services.  

The People Concern provides essential, integrated services to thousands of people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County. Download their Help from Home list.

Meals on Wheels:

Santa Monica Public Library: The local Santa Monica Library is offering a temporary digital card

Free UCLA Mindful Awareness Podcasts at the Hammer Museum

Blood Donation Update: As an update for the postponement of the Red Cross Blood Drive scheduled at First UMC for April 26, the Red Cross representative who coordinates the American Red Cross Blood Drives that are held at our church and the community has advised us that the generous public response to the Red Cross announcements for the need for blood during the Covid-19 pandemic has fulfilled the immediate needs for hospitalized patients currently. According to the representative, if you are planning to sign up to donate blood soon, May would be a good time…. Go to the Health Ministry Council webpage for more info