February 2020 Worship Services

Join us each Sunday as we celebrate and worship as a community.

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Sunday, February 2, 2020

“Spiritual Practice”

Rev. Jeremiah Kalendae, preaching
Sue Bickford, Worship Associate


Spiritual exercises can open us to the numinous and bring profound meaning to our lives. We can encourage our own spiritual growth through practices which keep us in touch with our highest selves, community, and that which we hold to be sacred. As a multireligious tradition, we are all free to adopt practices which we find helpful and sustaining. Join us this Sunday as we explore these exercises of the spirit.


Sunday, February 9, 2020

“The Church of the Broken Hearts”

Abby Arnold, Worship Associate


As an alternative to Valentine’s Day celebrations of romantic love, we explore the power and beauty of the broken heart.  We welcome to our pulpit a special guest minister who will lead us in worship as we sing, reflect, grieve, and celebrate together. Please join us in giving them a warm welcome to Santa Monica!


Sunday, February 16, 2020

“Share the Love”

Rev. Kikanza Nuri-Robins, preaching
Dorothy Steinicke, Worship Associate


Love is an overused word. How can my mother, my lover, and mac and cheese all be objects of my love? Some writers say love is a verb and without right action there is no love. Others say love is an ideal that can never be realized. Whom or what do you count as your Beloved? Are your Love Languages what your Beloved longs to hear?

The Rev. Dr. Kikanza Nuri-Robins is a consultant to people and organizations in transition.  She works with non-profits and faith-based organizations around the country helping them address issues of leadership, communication and cultural competence.  Her most recent book is Fish Out of Water, and she is currently collaborating on a book about Gender Identities.  She is a member of our UUSM community. www.KikanzaNuriRobins.com



Sunday, February 23, 2020

“Hindu Dharma”

Rev. Jeremiah Kalendae, preaching
Cassie Winters, Worship Associate


Hinduism is the oldest of the world’s major religions and it has grown to encompass a vast diversity of traditions, scriptures, philosophies, and practices. The Third Source of Unitarian Universalism is: “Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life.” This Sunday we will begin our exploration of this ancient wisdom and its great influence on our liberal religious tradition.




Generous Congregation Recipient:  Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU)

We celebrate Black History Month and share 50% of our collection plate with Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism. The BLUU Organizing Collective was formed in 2015 with commitments to expand the power and capacity of Black UUs within our faith; provide support, information, and resources for Black UUs; and justice-making and liberation through our faith. Your support will help us to live into future in which we actively dismantle racism within our movement and the larger world, and create beloved community for all. Thank you for your generous support.


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