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Jeanie Madsen Gallery is located at 1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica.

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Religion

New Santa Monica Church Partners With Gallery For Artistic Exhibition Tonight

Posted Apr. 17, 2014, 8:13 am

Resonate, a new church community anchored in Santa Monica, will celebrate Easter week with a free, open-to-the-public arts event this Thursday at the Jeanie Madsen Gallery at 1431 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica.

The 60th anniversary display of the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes will conclude Thursday, Jan. 2. This year’s display is at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, located at 1343 Ocean Park Boulevard.

News, Santa Monica, Religion

Santa Monica Nativity Scenes To Conclude Thursday, Jan. 2

Posted Dec. 31, 2014, 8:57 am

The 60th anniversary display of the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes will be available for viewing at Mount Olive Lutheran Church at 1343 Ocean Park Boulevard through sunset Thursday, Jan. 2.

The 60th anniversary display of the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes will start Sunday, Dec. 15.

News, Santa Monica, Religion

Santa Monica Nativity Scenes To Host Opening Ceremony Sunday At Palisades Park

Posted Dec. 14, 2013, 8:22 am

As Christmas draws closer, the 60th anniversary display of the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes will open this Sunday, Dec. 15.

News, Santa Monica, Religion

Church In Ocean Park Celebrates 40th Anniversary Today - Bastille Day

Posted Jul. 14, 2013, 9:05 am

The Church in Ocean Park will celebrate its 40th birthday today at 4 pm, with the church’s board deeming today’s significance as Bastille Day would be the perfect opportunity as members of the church community have never stopped fighting for social justice.

News, Santa Monica, Religion

Santa Monica National Day of Prayer Ceremony To Be Held Thursday, May 2

Posted Apr. 17, 2013, 11:01 am

Organizers of the Santa Monica National Day of Prayer have announced it will host is 23rd annual observance on Thursday, May 2 at 7 am at the east patio next to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, will be called Pope Francis.

News, Religion

Argentinean Cardinal Elected Pope In Vatican City

Posted Mar. 13, 2013, 1:22 pm

Argentinean Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been elected pope in Vatican City. He becomes the first pontiff from Latin America.

The interactive holiday events are allowed as the ban to Nativity scenes at Palisades Park only applies to unattended displays.

News, Holiday, Santa Monica, Religion, Pier

Churches Hold Interactive Holiday Displays Near Santa Monica Pier Entrance

Posted Dec. 14, 2012, 1:43 am

With the unattended Nativity scenes now on display through the first week of January on private property on the 2700 block of Ocean Park Boulevard, a number of attended displays are being held nightly from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Dec. 23 near the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier.

Steve Stajich, Columnist

Opinion, Santa Monica, Columnist, Religion

Our Holiday Tradition: Fighting Over Santa Monica Nativity Scenes

Posted Dec. 8, 2012, 1:06 am

Radio stations fill the air with holiday music as something warm and magical begins to stir in our hearts. Shoppers are bustling, lights are twinkling, and the Promenade is aglow with holiday decorations. Suddenly, it’s that moment children of all ages have waited for all year: The latest court ruling on the Nativity scenes in Palisades Park. Ah, the comfort and joy of long-standing holiday traditions in Santa Monica.

News, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, Religion

Chanukah Menorah Lighting At Third Street Promenade At Sundown Through Dec. 17

Posted Dec. 8, 2012, 1:02 am

The Santa Monica Chanukah Menorah daily lighting at sundown begins today and will continue through Dec. 17 at Third Street Promenade at Wilshire Boulevard.

Some of the 14 scenes lining the 2700 block of Ocean Park Boulevard, which will officially be unveiled Sunday at 3 p.m. and remain in place through the first week of January.

News, City Council, Holiday, Santa Monica, Religion

Santa Monica Nativity Scenes To Be Unveiled Sunday Along Ocean Park Boulevard

Posted Dec. 7, 2012, 12:24 am

Santa Monica’s controversial Nativity scenes, which had graced the lawn of Palisades Park for almost six decades before City Council banned them from the park this year, have found a new home on private property at 2700 Ocean Park Boulevard.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Religion

Sister Helen Prejean To Speak At St. Monica Catholic Church Tonight

Posted Oct. 7, 2012, 1:35 am

Sister Helen Prejean, acclaimed author of the international bestseller “Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States” and “The Death of Innocents,” will speak at St. Monica Catholic Church today, Oct. 7 at 7:15 p.m.

Holiday, Santa Monica, Religion

Jewish High Holy Days Begin This Sunday At Sundown

Posted Sep. 14, 2012, 11:00 pm

This Sunday, Sept. 16 at sundown marks the beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days, also known in Hebrew as Yamin Noraim or “Days of Awe.”

Mt. Olive Lutheran Church will receive a new lease on life with an upcoming remodel that has entered the information-gathering stage.

News, Development, Santa Monica, Religion

Remodel Planning Begins For Mt. Olive Lutheran Church In Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 15, 2012, 1:47 am

In time for its 70th anniversary, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church announced it has selected Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio, Inc. to complete a Master Plan and a Space Needs Program for a pending remodel at 1343 Ocean Park Blvd.

News, Santa Monica, Religion

New B’ney Mitzvah Program For Adults In Santa Monica

Posted Feb. 5, 2012, 1:12 am

Temple Beth Shir Shalom has announced the formation of a newly created B’ney Mitzvah program for adults. Starting Feb. 16 at 7 p.m., cla...

Beth Shir Shalom's Shabbat service celebrated on Martin Luther King Day.

Holiday, Santa Monica, Religion

Beth Shir Shalom Temple Hosts Watts' Macedonia Baptist Church On MLK Day

Posted Jan. 18, 2012, 1:33 am

Santa Monica-based Beth Shir Shalom Temple hosted Watts' Macedonia Baptist Church to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday. Beth Shir Shal...

Santa Monica Nativity Scenes received just three of the 21 plots available at Palisades Park this year designated for holiday– or seasonably– themed displays, down from its usual 14.

News, Holiday, Parks, Santa Monica, Religion

Nativity Scenes Plotting Ahead At Palisades Park In Santa Monica

Posted Dec. 23, 2011, 12:54 am

With Christmas on Sunday, many families across Santa Monica will spend the weekend honoring old traditions, starting new ones, reuniting with loved...

Steve Stajich, Columnist

Business, Opinion, Columnist, Religion

Religion And Commerce: No Sale?

Posted Dec. 17, 2011, 12:55 am

It seems that last weekend I found myself involved in something like a play or perhaps more accurately a pageant. It appeared to present itself in ...

Calendar, Santa Monica, Religion

Annual Christmas Bazaar On Saturday At Santa Monica’s First Presbyterian Church

Posted Nov. 4, 2011, 1:55 am

The First Presbyterian Church at 1220 2nd Street in Santa Monica will hold its Annual Christmas Bazaar this Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m....

Calendar, Santa Monica, Religion

Healing Crusade Tonight In Santa Monica

Posted Oct. 27, 2011, 10:45 pm

Miracle Healing Crusade with international evangelist Wayman Mitchell will take place at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Oct. 28, at Santa Monica Civic Auditori...

Life And Arts, Beach, Religion

Surf City USA Annual Blessing Of The Waves Held At Huntington Beach

Posted Oct. 2, 2011, 9:55 am

Interfaith leaders representing Catholics, Jews, Christians, Moslems and others were joined by more than 2,000 ocean-minded people early Sunday mor...

Calendar, Santa Monica, Religion

Tashlich: A Jewish Ritual Of Renewal For The New Year In Santa Monica Today

Posted Oct. 2, 2011, 1:29 am

Join HaMercaz and Vista Inspire Program's Nes Gadol this afternoon, Sunday Oct. 2 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for Tashlich: A Jewish Ritual of Renewal fo...

A man blowing a shofar during Rosh Hashanah.

News, Holiday, Santa Monica, Religion

Jewish High Holidays Begin Today

Posted Sep. 28, 2011, 1:35 am

Sundown today, Wednesday, Sept. 28, marks the beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days, also known in Hebrew as Yamin Noraim or “Days of Awe.”

Along with Saturday night's dinner and dance, St. Monica plans to have St. Monica Day at the Santa Monica Pier in August and a day where St. Monica gives back to Santa Monica in October.

Life And Arts, St. Monica, Video, Santa Monica, Religion

St. Monica Celebrates 125 Years in Santa Monica

Posted Jun. 6, 2011, 6:02 am

For 125 years, St. Monica Catholic Church has given back to the community. On Saturday, people from around Santa Monica joined together for a speci...

Rabbi Isaac Levitansky spoke with the media after the April 7 explosion near the Chabad House Lubavitch in Santa Monica.

News, Life And Arts, Video, Santa Monica, Religion

Chabad House Still Intact

Posted Apr. 17, 2011, 4:30 pm

The evening of April 18 marks the beginning this year of the Jewish holiday of Passover. The eight-day festival commemorates the Hebrews’ liberat...

News, Life And Arts, Opinion, Religion

Religion's Capability to Bring Peace Discussion Tonight in Santa Monica

Posted Feb. 2, 2011, 2:00 am

As we continue through the 21st century, and observe the state of our world, the role of religion becomes increasingly unclear. One might wonder: ...

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