October 2023 Adult Programs



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Come, come, whoever you are!

Welcome to an exciting journey of questioning, challenging, and celebrating life’s mysteries and wonders. For generations, Adult Programs at UU Santa Monica has welcomed seekers, exiles, and interfaith families along with those who have grown up in our own Unitarian Universalist tradition. We are a congregation made up of people who believe in God or a higher power, people who do not, those who are content to live with the mystery, and those who are ever searching for answers to the big questions. Most of all, we are enriched by one another’s life journeys, diverse beliefs, shared progressive values and uniting UU Principles as we learn and explore together.

Our Purpose and Our Guide

At its core, the purpose of our educational ministry is to provide opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to deepen their spiritual lives, and to live with compassion, integrity, and joy as we nurture beloved community and work together for peace and justice in this world. Adult Programs offers classes, discussion groups, and special events on an array of topics relevant to the Six Sources and our congregation’s spiritual life. Some of these include in-depth study of theology and spirituality, discussion of science writing or Humanist ideas, opportunities to explore music, arts and crafts, or chances to connect socially for fellowship and fun. Many programs are made possible through the time and talent of our members and friends.

An Invitation

Do you have an idea for a program or event? We want to hear it. Contact the Adult RE Committee and we can work with you on presenting your ideas.

Community Building Events

Mini Chalice Circle – October 1, 2023

Mini Chalice Circle

Amherst Writers and Artists Group – October 12, 2023
Women+ Community Gathering– October 22, 2023

Women+ Community Gathering

Exploration of Ideas

Guest Speaker on Santa Monica’s Historic Apology to the Black Community – October 15, 2023

Guest Speaker on Santa Monica’s Historic Apology to the Black Community

Humanist Readings Club – October 21, 2023

Humanist Readings Club

Event Series UU Men’s Group

UU Men’s Group

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

The Men's Group offers the opportunity to participate in a provocative and stimulating discussion. We invite you to get to know us and experience UU perspectives in a meaningful way.


All Meditation Groups

These are ongoing drop-in groups. You are welcome to join us when it feels right to you. We listen to brief readings, sit together quietly for twenty minutes, journal and share with each other what’s on our hearts.

For all events: Contact Adult Religious Exploration