ONLINE Ministries and Events

Online Women’s Group

Listening Hearts: a women’s group for all self-identifying women
1st and 3rd Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. via ZOOM
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Updated! Ongoing Bible Study Class

Difficult Sayings of Jesus: Tuesdays, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. via ZOOM or telephone.
Having covered all of Jesus’ parables, the Tuesday Zoom Bible study class is shifting to “Difficult Sayings of Jesus.” Some of Jesus’ words can be difficult for us—either because their meaning is not clear or because of how they challenge us. Together we will try to find their meaning for our lives.

Email Rev Larry Young or call 310-376-9494 (answering machine always on) if you would like to join this class. Both times on each Tuesday will discuss the same material.
World Communion Sunday – Sunday, October 4

United Methodists celebrate World Communion Sunday on the first Sunday in October.  The special day calls the church to reach out to all people and celebrate diversity among God’s children. You may drive by the front of the Sanctuary on Saturday, October 3, from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (the same time as Blessing of the Animals Drive Thru) to pick up prepackaged Communion Elements (individually packaged wafer and pre-filled communion cup), in preparation for Sunday.
Sunday, October 4, during 10 a.m. Online worship

Ongoing Support Group

Grief and Graces: a sacred space for weary souls
2nd & 4th Sundays at 4 p.m. via ZOOM
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Church Groups / Connecting Ministries:

Sunday School for Kids: Sundays, 9:15 a.m. via ZOOM.
Sign up for the Children and Family email or email Tricia Guerrero for more info.

Youth Group: Sundays, 4 – 6:30 p.m. via ZOOM. Back for the Fall Sept 13.
Email Tricia Guerrero if you would like to join this group for youth in grades 6-12.

Men’s Breakfast/Bible Study: Tuesdays, 7 a.m. via ZOOM or telephone.
Email Jack Pearson if you would like to join this group.

Open Space Young Adults Virtual Community Soul Care: Wednesdays, 7 p.m. via ZOOM
Email Open Space Leadership for more info.

United Against Racism – The bishops of The United Methodist Church call on all United Methodists to act now by using our voices, pens, feet and hearts to end racism.  


Sundays Mornings:

Worship

  • Participate in Sunday 10 a.m. Worship Online – Two options: Watch Live Virtually on Facebook, or you may Watch On our website. Watching Live on Facebook gives you the opportunity to connect and say “Hello!” to others in the community during the service through the Comments section.
  • Messy Church – Interactive, fun and messy worship opportunities for families of all ages.

Sunday Mornings after Worship

  • Sunday Zoom Social Hour: Sundays, 11 a.m. via ZOOM
    • Get your coffee and donut (or whatever snacks you might have on hand) ready for a post-worship virtual “Coffee Hour” Sundays at 11 a.m. Say hi to some church friends or even make a new one! All are welcome via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/95709897528. Zoom ID: 957 0989 7528 (ID valid from Sept 6 – Oct. 25) Password: fumc. *Have a computer but no camera? No problem! You can still attend. Contact Sarah Rold (s.rold@santamonicaumc.org) by Fridays for the Sunday gathering

Other Online Events:

The monthly Mid-Week Recitals will continue through the Fall– read more HERE. Each performance will be livestreamed on FACEBOOK and our LIVESTREAM PAGE.

The First UMC Labyrinth: We are grateful for all that is in place to keep the world safe and healthy. With that, we offer you this full virtual Labyrinth walk.

New to Zoom?

Ahead of Time: Download Zoom on your computer, IOS or Android. It’s free! Don’t pay for a subscription. https://zoom.us/download
Once you are set up, go to “Join a Meeting.” 

Watch this video Joining a Zoom Call for the First Time