Upcoming Events


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Fireside Room Art Now Open: Art of John August Swanson: An Advent Exhibit

 


 

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DanceFit

Saturday, December 22 at 10 a.m., Room 300 

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Dance your way to fitness with First UMC member Whitney Hagan, licensed Zumba instructor. Open to all levels of dance experience! Kids are welcome. Tell your friends! Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a towel. Water will be available. No charge but donations appreciated.


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Mid-Week Recital 

Wednesday, January 9 from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m.; Sanctuary followed by a reception with in the Fireside Room
Mark Robson has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times as a pianist with “one of the great techniques,” “an inquiring mind” and a performer capable of evoking an “exquisite engulfing pastel haze,” and he continues to impress with his multi-faceted career as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. As a collaborative artist with singers and instrumentalists, he commands the respect of his peers in both the recital and chamber settings. He presents an annual recital for the LA series Piano Spheres and has performed for Jacaranda on numerous occasions.

2019 MID-WEEK RECITAL SERIES


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DanceFit

Saturday, January 12 at 10 a.m., Room 300 

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Dance your way to fitness with First UMC member Whitney Hagan, licensed Zumba instructor. Open to all levels of dance experience! Kids are welcome. Tell your friends! Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a towel. Water will be available. No charge but donations appreciated.


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Messy Church – Meet Up at the Park 

Saturday, January 12 at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Virginia Park 2200 Virginia Ave. Santa Monica

We will not be gathering in January per our usual for worship at First UMC, however, all are welcome to a casual meet up at Virginia Park. No need to RSVP.  
The Farmers Market is open from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Feel free to grab some lunch there or bring your own picnic.

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simple supper 

Sunday, January 13 at 6 p.m., Fireside Room

simple supper is a simple church monthly potluck.  No sign ups necessary, just bring a dish to share and your appetite!


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Free Blood Pressure Screenings

Sunday, January 20, 11 a.m., Simkins Hall in The Shelby Center

Come get your blood pressure checked every 3rd Sunday of the month in Simkins Hall.  No charge.  Open to the community.  Sponsored by the Health Ministry Council.


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Labyrinth Open for Walks

Sunday, January 20, 3 – last walk at 4:30 p.m., Simkins Hall 

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.  No charge but donations appreciated.  The Labyrinth is also available by reservations for individuals and groups.  Read more…


 

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DanceFit

Saturday, January 16 at 10 a.m., Room 300 

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Dance your way to fitness with First UMC member Whitney Hagan, licensed Zumba instructor. Open to all levels of dance experience! Kids are welcome. Tell your friends! Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a towel. Water will be available. No charge but donations appreciated.


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Sunday School’s Faith In Action

Sunday, January 27 at 10 a.m.; Room 206

We believe that faith is more than a belief, it is an action. This is a day when our children and youth put their Faith in Action by working together to perform a gracious act of service. The projects rotate between service for the church family, the local community and our global community, as they learn what it means to be the hands and feet of Christ serving in the world.


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Book Study & Potluck 

Sunday, January 27 at 11:30 a.m., Fireside Room

January Book:
Embracing the Wideness: The Shared Convictions of The United Methodist Church
By Kenneth H. Jr. Carter

Every year Senior Minister Rev. Patricia Farris selects a collection of seven books that make up the Loving God with Our Minds Book Study series. The books are chosen because they are thought-provoking, controversial, and illuminating. The goal is to grow our minds as we deepen our faith. All are invited for a potluck lunch and lively discussion!

Check the web page for the list of this year’s books and schedule.  Books are generally available at the Sunday Hospitality table or church office or Amazon.



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Home Run for Kids – Run/Walk 

Save the Date: Sunday, February 10 

Upward Bound House presents their Annual Home Run For Kids in the Brentwood community of West Los Angeles. There will be a 10k, 5k and a Kiddie K fun run for the little ones.

More info to be announced by UBH.