Health Ministry

Upcoming Flu Clinic in Santa Monica

Mount Olive Lutheran Church is holding a Free Flu Shot Clinic on Saturday, November 7, from 9:30 to 12:30 p.m. Address: 1343 Ocean Park Blvd. Click below to view flyer, click here to download Consent Form

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American Red Cross Blood Donations
Even though First UMC was unable to hold their annual Blood Drive in Simkins Hall this year, you may still donate blood at the local Santa Monica Chapter on Mondays between 1-7 p.m., with easy online registration.
Go to: www.redcrossblood.org, search Santa Monica Chapter


Santa Monica Transportation Service: By MODE

What is MODE?  MODE stands for Mobility On Demand Everyday. WISE and Healthy Aging and Big Blue Bus partnered with Lyft to provide curb-to-curb, on-demand transportation for seniors and individuals with disabilities who live in Santa Monica.  Most trips on MODE are provided by Lyft, an on-demand ride service that matches you with a nearby driver who will pick you up within minutes.  

You may use the service to go anywhere within the Santa Monica city limits. Health care: Visit a doctor, therapist, medical facility and hospital. Education: Take a class, attend school, a lecture or a discussion group. Enjoyment: Visit friends and relatives, church, the movies, the park or any recreational or social activity. Shopping: Go to grocery stores, department stores, the mall or any shopping area in Santa Monica.  

They also provide access to the following facilities during regular hours of operation: • UCLA Medical Center, Westwood • Kaiser Medical Centers in West Los Angeles and Culver City/Marina del Rey • V.A. Greater Los Angeles Healthcare Center • Select shopping destinations on Lincoln Blvd. in Venice

Check their website for fares and eligibility.  

To sign up, call WISE and Healthy Aging at 310-394-9871.  For more information or questions, contact Anne Premer: a.premer@santamonicaumc.org.


Anne Premer, Congregation Care Associate

In 2016-2017, the Council welcomed Anne Premer, First UMC’s first Congregation Care Visitor, as a council member with great sensitivity and expertise as we continue our efforts to help address the health needs of the congregation and our community.  As an extension of pastoral care, Anne works primarily with seniors, to assess needs and connect them with resources in the congregation and community.  Learn more about Anne here or call her at (310) 393-8258 ext. 103, or send her an email a.premer@santamonicaumc.org.


Through God’s love, the Health Ministry Council works to promote wellness in individuals, the church, and the community.  The council supports the mission of First UMC, plans and implements programs and activities that promote physical, mental and spiritual well-being and healing, and serves as an advocate for health and safety concerns.  For more information about the Council, or to volunteer, send us an email or call the church office (310) 393-8258.