Health and Care

First UMC Congregation and Pastoral Care:
We are here for you! Feel free to leave a phone message anytime (310-393-8258) or email message for any of the church staff. The Pastoral Care line (310-393-8258 and enter extension 1), is always available for people to leave a message requesting care. If you have any questions, need assistance, or would like to volunteer to help with our homebound folks, please call Anne Premer at (310)393-8258 ext 103. To see a full list of local community resources, go to the First UMC Congregation Care Resources webpage.

Read about the First UMC Pastoral Care team


Anne Premer, Congregation Care Associate

In 2016-2017, the Council welcomed Anne Premer, First UMC’s first Congregation Care Associate, 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.