Sundays & General Events

Below you’ll find a list of ongoing events at First UMC of Santa Monica broken down by Sundays, Weekly, and Monthly.  For more information on any of them, contact the church office (310) 393-8258 or fill out the form below.


9 a.m. Lectionary Scripture Discussion, Fireside Room
9 a.m. Partnership with God, Room 101
9 a.m. Youth Choir Rehearsal, Youth Lounge No summer meetings.
9 a.m. Nursery Care, Room 204
9:30 a.m. Chancel Choir Warm Ups, Choir Room
10 a.m. Sanctuary Worship Service, Sanctuary
10:10 a.m. Sunday School, Education Bldg.
11 a.m. Coffee Fellowship, Simkins Hall/Alcove
3 p.m. Amadeus Handbell Rehearsal, Choir Room No summer meetings.
5 p.m. simple church service, Chapel
6:15 p.m. United Methodist Youth Fellowship, Youth Lounge No summer meetings.


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– Church Office Closed

7 a.m. Men’s Breakfast Bible Study, Fireside Room

9:30 a.m. UMW Workparty & Lunch, Workroom

7:40 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room No summer meetings.


Messy Church: 2nd Saturday of the month messy church logo
Messy Church is an intergenerational worship experience where we learn about God’s love through crafts, activities, story and a shared meal. Read more…
4 p.m., Simkins Hall & Chapel 

Health Ministry LogoFree Blood Pressure Screenings: 3rd Sunday of the month
Presented by the Health Ministry Council.
11 a.m. Simkins Hall


Labyrinth: 3rd Sundays at 2:30 p.m. labyrinth-first-umc-button

Walking the Labyrinth is an ancient spiritual practice, a way to quiet our minds and open our spirits to the presence of the Holy.  Every step a prayer.  Read more…


Loving God With Our Minds Book-of-the-Month Study & Potluck: 4th Sunday of the month
Join Senior Pastor Rev. Patricia Farris for serious study and reflection on contemporary theological writing.
11 a.m. Fireside RoomNo summer meetings.

Sacred Yoga SY new logo 266x235

Sacred Yoga meets one Saturday a month for practice, stillness and a talk.  These Sacred Yoga gatherings will be open to people of all levels.. Read more…

Shareringers Monthly Dinner shareringers at will rogers

The Shareringers is a group of mostly retired, but active couples and singles who meet monthly for a Friday potluck dinner with a speaker in the Fireside Room.  Click here, then scroll down, to learn more on the Shareringers.  7 p.m. Friday, Fireside Room

Prayer Quilt Ministry logoPrayer Quilt Ministry: 3rd Saturday of the month You don’t need to be a quilter or even know how to sew!  9:30 a.m. Room 300.



Newcomer Mingle
If you have questions about the life of First UMC, come to one of Newcomer Mingles! There you can enjoy a cup of coffee, mingle with pastors, other members and a few leaders of the congregation. Check with the church office for the next Mingle (310) 393-8258.