Questions & Answers

We are located at 1260 18th St. (at the corner of 18th & Arizona), in Santa Monica, California. A map, driving directions and information about which bus routes run closest to us can be found here.

Street parking is limited, but people attending our Sunday services may park in the the UCLA Hospital parking structure at 16th & Arizona. The garage does require a parking pass, which you can print here. (Note: a map to the garage is included on the pass.)

The Sunday service is currently at 10:30 a.m.  The service is both in-person and livestreamed, accessed via our Facebook page, our YouTube channel, and/or the front page of this website.

In keeping with the fairly relaxed character of the overall Los Angeles area, we do not have a dress code, and our attendees have a wide range of personal styles. Some people prefer to wear business or "Sunday" clothes to our services, while others prefer more "come as you are" attire. Wear whatever you're comfortable in when meeting new people, and you'll fit in just fine.

Visiting children are welcome in both our nursery and Religious Exploration classes, whether it's just a one-time attendance or several weeks of visitation. Visiting parents are also welcome to attend our RE classes with their children, for as long as it takes the child to feel comfortable in class without you.

There are Greeters outside our front door before each Sunday service, and in Forbes Hall or welcome table in the patio after the service, who will be glad to chat, show you where to go and answer your questions. Of course, the rest of us are quite friendly too — so please feel free to introduce yourself to your neighbors in the pews, and to others before and after the service. We’d love to meet you! 

Attending services and other events is the best way to get to know us, but other resources are available, too. Guests who sign in at the table in the front courtyard before the services will receive our online newsmagazine, weekly announcements and an invitation to the next Visitor Meetup.

If you decide you’re interested in joining the church, our Greeters can provide you with a membership
packet (or just click the link to find it online). It contains everything you need. Just fill out the Getting Involved Opportunities form(s), Membership Registration form, and the Pledge Committment form. Return these 6 pages of the membership packet to a Greeter in the courtyard, or in the patio after church. Keep the rest of the information in the packet for your own use.

We have assembled answers to the questions most frequently asked about our church and about Unitarian Universalism. Please feel free to ask your own questions of any members before or after church services or by calling the church office.