From it’s beginnings at Compassion Camp this past Summer, our Shine Children’s Music Ensemble, led by Emily Audras, has become the place where kids, music, and love for Jesus come together. Join us on Sunday, October 22, Harvest Festival Sunday, as the Shine Ensemble will sing in our worship service and add their voices to our community praise of  God and God’s love for us.

First Pres is excited to announce that the 2023 Harvest Festival will be on Sunday, October 22 from 11 am to 1 pm. You’re not going to want to miss out on all the fun. For kids there will be pumpkin painting, awesome inflatables, face painting, balloon twisting, an amazing petting zoo, carnival games, and arts and crafts. For adults, there is our Food Garden where the coffee and donuts are free and lunch is available for purchase. We’ll also have a harvest festival themed photo area where individual, family, or group photos can be taken. So sign up now to attend! Proceeds from the event support the Rebecca Hall Children’s Fund. To help raise money, sponsor a booth or activity. You can check out our Instagram video from last year’s festivities!

We are excited to have the Los Angeles Children's Chorus singing in worship on Sunday, October 15. The GRAMMY® Award-winning Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) provides choral music education of the highest quality to young people who represent richly diverse racial, economic, and cultural backgrounds.We are excited to have the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus singing in worship on Sunday, October 15. The GRAMMY® Award-winning Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) provides choral music education of the highest quality to young people who represent richly diverse racial, economic, and cultural backgrounds.

You’re invited to join in after worship on Sunday, October 8 for Pizza & Bingo. Come to the Ren Room following the service for fellowship, fun, and great prizes. Everyone is welcome! To sign up click here or use the Church Center app.

11:15am–12:15pm in the Ren Room

Calling families with an interest in music! Join us on August 6th after the service to learn more about Shine Children’s Ensemble, our new music program! Shine will be open to children grades preschool to 5th grade! We are also looking for youth volunteers to help with our program!

Shine Children’s Ensemble will officially begin on Sunday September 10th at 11:15am! Children will meet on Sundays after church to sing, learn how to read music, and develop their heart for musical worship!

Register to attend today!

February 22, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in the Renaissance Room.

Ash Wednesday begins the 40-day season (not counting Sundays) of Lent. We begin our journey together as a community of all ages with a potluck Soup Supper at 6:00 p.m. in the Renaissance Room. Please sign up to bring your favorite soup ready to share! 

After the Soup Supper, everyone is invited to join us for worship and voluntary imposition of ashes at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.

Sundays Jan. 29, Feb. 5, and Feb. 12 from 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Join the Spiritual Growth and Mission ministry teams to read and reflect on “Evicted,” a book by Matthew Desmond that shows us how the unhoused fall through the cracks in our society. The group will meet for one hour following worship in the Ren Room. You can get your own copy of the book or contact the church if you need a copy. A theological guide will be made available to group members to help guide the group’s discussions.
Sign up via the Church Center App or online here.

YOU’RE INVITED! Join us at the first annual FPC Christmas Festival on Sunday, December 18, 11:00-12:30 p.m. for a Pasta Lunch, Hot Chocolate Bar, Live Christmas music, Crafts, a Bingo game, and Gift Bags for kids. Purchase tickets online at tinyurl.com/fpcsmChristmas or sign up in the courtyard after worship. Tickets: $10 per adult and $5 per child.

FPC Santa Monica Christmas Festival

Sunday, October 9, 11:30 a.m., Renn Room

Join us for a catered lunch from Mendocino Farms and a conversation with Rabbi Alex Kress of Beth Shir Shalom about Jewish Identity and Scripture.

The beloved FPC Santa Monica Harvest Festival is back! Join us Sunday, October 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. following worship for pumpkin painting, awesome inflatables, face painting, balloon twisting, an amazing petting zoo, carnival games, and arts and crafts. There is plenty for adults too, including an expanded Food Garden where the coffee and donuts are free and lunch is available for purchase. Don’t forget to stop by our harvest festival photo to document these memories together. Visit tinyurl.com/2022harvestfestival to purchase tickets and learn more!