What's Happening at UUSM

There's amazing things going on at UU Santa Monica all the time. We are activated, engaged, and evolving. Visit often and sign up for weekly announcements, news, and worship information delivered straight to your inbox.

UUs Condemn Violence Against Gaza

February 19, 2024

The UUA shared resources and issued statements on the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza and Israel, calling on Unitarian Universalists to open our hearts and act collectively.

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A New Banner on Arizona Ave.

March 18, 2024

In 2018, UUSM put up a banner along the ivy on Arizona Ave. that expressed our congregation’s support for Black Lives Matter. It was vandalized twice. We are now re-asserting our values with another banner in that same location.

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Preparations Begin for D4$ 2024 Auction

March 2, 2024

Dining for Dollars is UU Santa Monica’s most communitarian fundraiser: it brings like-minded people into community and raises money for the church. A win-win, for sure.

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New Chalice-Shaped Planter Replaces Old Fountain in Anderson Courtyard

March 2, 2024

On a recent Sunday, Karl Lisovsky and a few willing congregants set up the new ceramic chalice-planter in Anderson Courtyard. It has already been planted to welcome us to UUSM.

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Renewing UUSM’s Mission and Vision

October 27, 2023

Renewing mission and vision helps the whole community to be engaged with an intentional discernment process around its essential identity and future, re-inspiring a shared sense of the congregation’s purpose.

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On Being a Worship Associate

October 28, 2023

Each Sunday, our Worship Associates help to make the service run like clockwork. Did you ever wonder how that happens? You are invited to find out.

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April 2024 Worship Services

April 6, 2024

April’s theme: Interdependence. Sunday Worship at 10:30 am: 4/7 Stewardship Sunday; 4/14 Passover and Aging; 4/21 Earth Day Multigenerational; 4/28 Join us!

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From Our Minister: The Generosity of Mother Earth

April 6, 2024

Mother Earth teaches us profound generosity as nature’s gifts not only make life possible but also make it worth living. Nature pours itself out in abundant measure.

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March Board Highlights

April 6, 2024

The UUSM Board of Directors met on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, to receive reports and discuss various requests from church staff and members of the congregation.

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April 2024 Adult Programs

April 3, 2024

Come, come, whoever you are! Welcome to an exciting journey of questioning, challenging, and celebrating life’s mysteries and wonders.

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Register Now for UU District Meeting, April 26-28 in Ventura

April 7, 2024

April 26-28 the Pacific Southwest Service Area Assembly (PSWAA) meets in Ventura, and Camp de Benneville Pines has stepped up to handle the registration. We’re all invited.

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RE Rewards: Larry Weiner Teaches and Learns

February 19, 2024

Larry finds the UUSM youth “a hoot to hang out with.” He gets a true sense of accomplishment, watching them learn to make a difference in the world.

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Six New Facilitators Train Up for Expanded Grade-School OWL

February 19, 2024

After many hours of training, UUSM has freshly trained OWL facilitators for the K–1 and 4–6 grade age groups (including one recent YRUU grad). And we made some great connections.

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Solar Panels Installed at UUSM

November 27, 2023

The installation of solar panels at UUSM is the latest in a series of upgrades aimed at making the church more sustainable.

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UUSM NEWS TEAM

Managing Editor: Pam Teplitz
Editors: Barbara Andres, Sheila Cummins, Elizabeth Fuller, Joyce Holmen, Lois Hutchinson, Pam Teplitz
Photography: Carol Ring, Roy Patience
Staff Liaison: Esther Chase
Website Administrators: Elizabeth Fuller, Pam Teplitz

Please contact the News Team to submit articles. Members can contact the UUSM office to submit material for the Thursday Announcements.