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Welcome to First UMC of Santa Monica!

Whether you are familiar to the church community, in search of a connection to spirituality or are simply exploring, a full range of programs and opportunities for worship, study, service and fellowship are available here for you.


Sanctuary Worship – Sundays at 10 a.m. – Beautiful music by the Chancel Choir. Communion on 1st Sundays.

Childcare (6 mos – 3 yrs) available 9:45 a.m. in Room 204, Education Bldg. or the Kids Zone in the narthex (just outside the sanctuary) during service where you are able to hear and see the service.  Look for Kid Zone signs.

simple church – Sundays at 5 p.m., Chapel – we gather to cultivate calm, centered and compassionate lives which are possible by living by these rules: do no harm…..do good….stay in love with God. opportunities for worship & sacrament

Childcare available 4:45 p.m. in Room 204, Education Bldg. 

Messy Church – 2nd Saturday of month, 4 p.m., Simkins Hall & Chapel – An intergenerational worship experience where we learn about God’s love through crafts, activities, story and a shared meal.

Saturdays 4 p.m:  May 13, June 10, July 8

After Sunday Sanctuary Worship, stay for Coffee Fellowship in the Courtyard or Simkins Hall.  This is a great time to meet the pastors, members of the congregation and other visitors.  All are welcome!

Newcomer Mingles are offered periodically after Sunday Sanctuary Worship service for anyone wishing to find out more about United Methodism.  You will be welcomed by new and long-time church members as well as the pastors. There will even be activities for kids, so bring the whole family! To find out when the next Mingle will be held call the church office 310-393-8258.

Parking: Underground garage across 11th Street. Look for “Church Parking” signs. Both the garage and church campus are fully handicap accessible. For your safety, please use the crosswalk.  Parking is for church visitors attending First UMC events only.