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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.  Check out the eSentinel monthly newsletter to get to know the community or come to any of the worship services listed below.  Come as you are and be welcomed with open arms!


Sanctuary Worship – Sundays at 10 a.m. – Sunday Sanctuary Worship is our morning worship service of prayer and praise. Through Scripture and sermons, prayer, music, and sacrament, we gather to grow in faith, find comfort and support, enjoy fellowship, and glory in God’s presence through the beautiful music of our Chancel Choir and organ.

Children are welcome to worship in the sanctuary or in the Kids’ Zone in the narthex. Nursery care is provided. God’s “children” of all ages are welcome participants.

We are in mission each week as we gather canned goods for the Westside Food Bank.

The fellowship of Coffee Hour following the service is an informal time to connect with friends old and new.

simple church – Sundays at 5 p.m., Chapel – Intimate, informal and contemplative with Holy Communion.  As a community, we strive to live life based on three simple rules: 1. Do no harm  2. Do good  3. Stay in love with God.

Messy Church – 2nd Saturday of month, 4:30 p.m., Simkins Hall & Chapel – An intergenerational worship experience where we learn about God’s love through crafts, activities, story and a shared meal.  At Messy Church we grow in our relationship with God and each other.

Newcomer Mingles are offered periodically after Sunday Sanctuary Worship service for anyone wishing to find out more about United Methodism.  Hosted by newer and long-time church community members as well as the pastors. Activities for kids are offered 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.