Sunday Worship: Shivaratri: The Radiance Within the Darkness

Sanctuary 1260 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA, United States

Join us in-person or online to celebrate the Hindu festival of Shivaratri (the Night of Shiva), as we contemplate this "Auspicious One," who shines beyond the limitations of human thought, structure, and prejudice, inviting us to search for the Divine in the darkness of the unknown. Each church year, we select one special teacher to lead worship, who helps us to widen our multireligious embrace, and/or to deepen our commitments to anti-racism/anti-oppression. The Rev. Dr. Swami Bhajanananda Saraswati is our 2023-2024 Honored Guest Teacher. Swami Bhajanananda Saraswati is a sannyasi (monk), pujari (priest), writer, and teacher living and serving at Kali Mandir in Laguna Beach. We are thrilled to have "Swami B" with us this year. 
Rev. Dr. Swami Bhajanananda Saraswati, Guest Speaker.
Rev. Jeremiah Lal Shahbaz Kalendae and Chela Metzger, Worship Associates.

Event Series Sunday Worship

Sunday Worship: The Luminous Quran

Sanctuary 1260 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA, United States

The Islamic Holy Month of Ramazan arrives with the setting of the Sun this evening. Muslims all around the globe will begin the spiritual exercise of reading the entire Quran over the next lunar month. Join us in-person or online as we introduce and explore this luminous scripture in preparation for the arrival of the Queen of Months.

Rev. Jeremiah Lal Shahbaz Kalendae, preaching.
Karen Hsu Patterson, Worship Associate.

Event Series Sunday Worship

Sunday Worship: Communion: the Transformative Power of Breaking Bread

Sanctuary 1260 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA, United States

At the heart of Christianity is the call to share a meal with one another and to invite ourselves to be transformed by the experience of Oneness that follows. Join us in-person and online as we explore the roots of Communion and the practice of breaking bread as a path to wholeness and liberation.
Rev. Amelia Mu'mina Marie, preaching.
Sue Bickford, Worship Associate.

Event Series Sunday Worship

Sunday Worship: Easter Celebration

Sanctuary 1260 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA, United States

Who is Jesus of Nazareth? For two millennia scholars, theologians, religious leaders, and the faithful in many different religious traditions have struggled to answer this question. Let us listen to his own words in the light of our own tradition and come to our own conclusions this Easter morning. Join us in-person or online.
Rev. Jeremiah Lal Shahbaz Kalendae, preaching.
Rev. Dr. Kikanza Nuri-Robins, Worship Associate.