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1227 Fourth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 395-0977
fax: (310) 451-8960

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Upcoming Events

July 3 (Sunday) 9:15am
Class:  Being Christian
Sts. Francis & Clare Room

July 4 (Monday)
Independence Day Holiday
Office Closed

July 6 (Wednesday) 6:30pm
Women's Dinner
Pierson Hall

July 10 (Sunday) 9:15am
Summer Spirituality Forum - Grace
Sts. Francis & Clare room.

July 14 (Thursday) 4:00pm
SPY Dinner
Venice Location

July 14 (Thursday) 7:30pm
Centering Prayer

July 17 (Sunday) 9:15am
Summer Spirituality Forum - The Faces of Jesus
Sts. Francis & Clare room

July 24 (Sunday) 9:15am
Summer Spirituality Forum - Waiting
Sts. Francis & Clare room

July 27 (Wednesday) 6:30pm
Men's Fellowship Dinner
Pierson Hall

July 28 (Thursday) 7:30pm
Centering Prayer

July 31 (Sunday) 9:15am
Spirituality Forum - Forgiveness
Sts. Francis & Clare room



















Saint Augustine's identifies itself as an "open church."

By this we mean that all persons are welcome to come and be part of this community wherever they are in their spiritual journey. We seek to be a safe place for skeptics and doubters as well as for convicted believers.

We are an inclusive church in which people from many backgrounds have found common ground. We are a diverse community which discovered in God a oneness greater in significance than our differences. We have come to know that our variety, in truth, reflects the divine comprehensiveness of the God of all created things.

    In Christ,

    from The Rev. Nate Rugh and the Vestry at St. A's

Click here to read sermons by the Reverend Nathan A. Rugh

What's Going On...

Summer Playground Ministry:   Kids! Families! Grownups! We are looking for two adults to sign-up each week for this summertime fellowship ministry out on the big playground behind the church.  This playful time keeps children connected with friends while Sunday School is out and gives them an opportunity to welcome visiting children into the fun.  Sign-up on the patio to receive more information.  Join the wild summer rumpus!

Summer Spirituality Forums: Come join the Healing Prayer Group for discussions on theological topics that so many of us wrestle with. Each week's conversation will focus on one theme and together we will explore its meaning and relationship to our spiritual journeys. The topics for July are:

            July 10: Grace

            July 17: The Faces of Jesus

            July 24: Waiting

            July 31: Forgiveness.

Everyone is welcome: come to one, come to many. And come as you are - no preparation or homework! Meet in the St. Francis  and St. Clare Room. Sundays 9:15 am, July 10-Aug 21.

Prayer Shawl Ministry:  Join us for this prayerful ministry crocheting, knitting and sewing prayer shawls, blankets or scarves for the pastoral care of our community. All are welcome - beginners, long-timers and anyone in-between. For more information, email Steve Harris at

Bookstore:  Check out the new books & gifts!  New coffee machine! or just come to visit. We are looking for additional volunteers.  If interested contact Mary, Lorri, Mindy, Alice or Doug.

Like us on Facebook! St. Augustine by-the-Sea has come back to life on Facebook! Want an easy way to keep up-to-date with what's happening in the parish - Like us!

@AugBySea on Twitter! #followus and we'll #followback - eager to know who's up in the #twittersphere!

AugBySea on Instagram too! Trifecta: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook!

Please support St. A's outreach ministry through SPY (Safe Place for Youth):  St. A's has committed to SPY to feed what has grown to 70-80 homeless kids one Thursday dinner per month. 

The next scheduled dinner is July 14

We would love to have your participation in one of three ways.  We cook for SPY's homeless youth on the Westside once a month on the 2nd Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, and serve the meal the next day (Thursday) at 4:30pm. All are welcome to help us with donations, shopping, cooking and/or serving.  If you would like to participate and are not on the monthly email list, you can contact Mindy Staley at

You can provide financial support for this program by making out your check to St. Augustine church, with "SPY" on the memo/subject line.

You can donate winter clothing/supplies that are gently used or new: sweaters, coats, blankets, sleeping bags, knitted hats, gloves, scarves, unused or new socks and underwear.

The Centering Prayer Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. (for about 1 hour) in the Chapel, All are welcome; no previous experience needed.

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