Farewell, Rev. Robert English!

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After faithfully serving the congregation of First UMC of Santa Monica for 10 years Rev. Robert English and his family are packing up and heading out to the Buckeye State!  He will be appointed as pastor to Mt. Healthy UMC in Mt. Healthy, Ohio.

Read his May Sentinel announcement here.

It is a tradition of the Staff Parish Relations Committee of First UMC Santa Monica to send our pastors off with a (monetary) Love Gift.  If you would like to contribute towards Pastor Robert’s Love Gift please contact Shalimar Carducci in the church office (310) 393-8258.

Collections are also being made by the following groups should you prefer to give through them.

Join Pastor Robert for his final services on Sunday June 10 at First UMC of Santa Monica in the sanctuary at 10 a.m. and in the chapel for simple church at 5 p.m.  He and his family will depart for Ohio later that week.

All are welcome to bid the English family farewell on Sunday June 10:

11 a.m., Simkins Hall – Enjoy some live music and delicious food from one of Pastor Robert’s favorite local restaurants.

6 p.m., Fireside Room – Potluck reception following simple church.

A few ways to send Pastor Robert with mementos of the church and congregation:

  • Look for the Farewell board for Pastor Robert on Sundays in the hall or courtyard and during the week in the courtyard. Fill out a card and hang onto the board. The cards will later be assembled as a scrapbook that will be sent to him.
  • Look for the video/photo booth on Sundays, after the 10 a.m. service, June 3 & 10 to add your message or photo to the digital scrapbook that will be sent to him.


For questions or if you would like to help with the farewell planning contact Shalimar Carducci (310) 393-8258 ext. 113.