Photos by Emily Payne
Opens Sunday August 6, Fireside Room
First UMC welcomes church member Emily Payne as she displays her recent photographs in the Fireside Room. Based on nature, the photographs focus on color, detail, and the gentle side of life.
Big & Small: Animal art exhibit to promote love for all God’s creatures, in all sizes.
Opens Saturday October 7 during the annual First UMC Blessing of the Animals.
For some, animals are not just animals. Sometimes they are our fur babies, heroes, guides, and even companions like no other. This exhibit reminds us of the love they’ve bestowed upon us and the love we must reciprocate for they, too, are God’s creatures with whom we happily share our lives with.
Art contributions are from both the First UMC of Santa Monica congregation, FUMC preschool families and the local community.
All pets, big and small, or photos of your pets, and even stuffed animal loveys are welcome to the Blessing of the Animals! After service, meet the artists (they’ll be wearing a Big & small badge), stay for refreshments, photo booth fun, and craft activities. Blessings begin at 10 a.m.
First UMC hosts a variety of artists’ work in the Fireside Room on a seasonal basis. To find out what is currently on exhibit check out the monthly Sentinel newsletter.