Upcoming Events

Balance to Wellness for Young Children

A free parent workshop presented by FUMC Preschool 

Wednesday May 24 at 7 p.m., Simkins Hall 

Come and learn various ways to help create and maintain wellness for your child. Led by a panel of healing practitioners specializing in young children. Bring your pressing questions for a great learning experience. Chair massage, refreshments, giveaways and a fun learning time! Open and free to the community so invite your friends, grandparents and caregivers.

Community Meal website headerCommunity Meal with Family Place

Thursday May 25, 5 – 7 p.m.

Family Place (1020 12th St., SM)

The Community Meal potluck is an opportunity to help feed about 30-40 adults & children, served buffet style. Attending the potluck not only provides a delicious meal for the families and allows the parents an evening free from cooking dinner but is a way for all who attend to be a part of a warm and accepting community.

Invite your friends and join the next potluck for an evening of conversation, crafts/games with the kids, and a shared meal.

For more information, contact co-lead volunteers Dan Stirling and Anna Rogers at meal@santamonicaumc.org or call the church office (310) 393-8258.

Sacred Yoga

Saturday May 27: 10 a.m. in the Fireside Room

Sacred Yoga meets one Saturday a month for practice, stillness and a talk. These Sacred Yoga gatherings are open to people of all levels and will introduce or reinforce the underlying spiritual principles of the physical practice of yoga. Santa Monica yoga instructor Temitope leads the class with some basic poses and postures which will flow into a time of stillness and end with a talk about the spiritual principle of the practice. Sacred Yoga experience invites all to cultivate calm, centered and compassionate lives, connecting with the source of our being and our breath. Bring a mat. Donations accepted.

All-Church Summerfest!

Save the date: Sunday June 4: Worship at 10 a.m., then stay for festivities!

Join First UMC and the Fellowship & Events Ministry in welcoming the Summer season. Fun for the whole family, including food, cake walk, bounce house and more!

Messy Church 

Saturday June 10, 4 p.m. Chapel / Simkins Hall
Messy Church is a monthly worship 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 with one another. We begin in Simkins Hall for a short introduction to the theme and activities. Invite your friends and family and be ready to get messy!  June theme:
Messy Pentacost: New Life in the Spirit

Youth Service Project Trip

Save the Dates: YSP Silent Auction/Fundraiser: Sunday June 25, 6 p.m.

YSP Trip: July 15-24

This year the Youth will work with Appalachia Service Project in the Appalachia Mountains at the border of North Carolina and Tennessee, to repair homes for people with limited financial resources. Their mission is to be a “Christian ministry, open to all people, that inspires hope and service through volunteer home repair in Central Appalachia. Our vision is to see substandard housing eradicated and everyone who comes into contact with our ministry transformed.”

Save the dates for VBS!

Vacation Bible School is set for July 31 – August 4, 2017.  Registration is open for ages 5 years old (or starting Kindergarten in fall) to 5th grade .  Older youth and adults are welcome to volunteer!  Read more…