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The Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica welcomes the public to delight in the spirit of the season. Please join us for seven unique Winter Holiday Services to be celebrated in our historic sanctuary at 18th and Arizona.
Audience participation makes this rollicking portrayal of the Christmas story so different. UUSM borrows from the Latino tradition of Las Posadas to retrace the journey of the Holy Family and the birth of Baby Jesus. On-the-spot volunteers from the audience, young and old, will “improvise” the pageant’s key roles and, of course, raise the star on high.
UUSM Minister Rebecca Benefiel Bijur and Catherine Farmer Loya, Director of Religious Education, will coordinate the fun and deliver the morning message: Treasure the promise that the coming of each new life and each new journey brings.
At the conclusion of the service, we will celebrate the 20th annual arrival of the Friendly Beasts, a beloved tradition of UUSM children. Friendly Beasts from years past (and perhaps their children) will join today’s youngest church members in song.
The Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica is located at 1260 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404 (map). Ample parking for the services listed here can be found at the UCLA Hospital parking structure around the corner at 16th Street and Arizona Avenue. Visit www.uusm.org for directions and a parking pass. Handicap parking is available behind the church. Childcare (infant to preschool) is always available at Sunday services.
The Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica (UUSM) was founded in 1927 and is affiliated with the national Unitarian Universalist Association. The UUSM community embraces many beliefs and many backgrounds. UUs celebrate unity in diversity, affirming the supreme worth of all persons, held together through love and a spark of divinity that resides in us all. Our community is a Welcoming Congregation, welcoming all persons and families regardless of sexual orientation.
With one of the largest UU Religious Education programs in Southern California, we support both youth and adults in their search for understanding, insight and inspiration. Many congregants share their Unitarian Universalism as a family.