Following Christ’s call to love our neighbors as ourselves, our congregation dedicates itself to shining God’s light where God’s loving care is sorely needed. We feel a particular call to serve those in our local community who are suffering from poverty, homelessness, economic oppression and hunger.
Immigration & Refugees
Jesus calls us to to welcome the stranger, to serve "the least" among us. Following this teaching in Matthew 25, St. Augustine's whole-heartedly supports caring for immigrants and refugees.
We stand in solidarity with The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles which has declared itself to be a sanctuary diocese. We are members of the diocesan Sacred Resistance task force, supporting d…Read More »
Every year our parishioners, loved ones and clergy join Episcopalians around Los Angeles to proclaim God’s love for all people at Pride events.
At LA Pride parades we've gathered to share the Eucharist, then marched with the Diocese of Los Angeles in the parade through West Hollywood. In recent years our team has been one the largest one in the diocese!
In Santa Monica we are…Read More »
Safe Place for Youth (SPY)
St. A's has long supported Safe Place for Youth (SPY) on the Westside, whose mission is to empower young people experiencing homelessness to thrive by providing lasting, community-driven solutions that address racial and social inequity.
Since SPY's inception the St. A's community has prepared and served meals for their members, spearheaded parish fundraising for SPY, and served…Read More »
Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE)
CLUE mobilizes clergy and lay leaders of all faiths to join low-wage workers in their struggles for justice. Together with activist organizations in Santa Monica and Los Angeles, CLUE helps workers and their families in their battles for good jobs and dignity in the workplace.
Most recently we have been engaging, with CLUE, in the strong support of local hotel workers. Currently …Read More »
Neighborhood Youth Association (NYA)
Our parish supports the Neighborhood Youth Association (NYA) and their afterschool program that provides low-income and at-risk youth ages 6-18 with targeted, individualized academic support, leadership development, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) learning activities, creative writing and arts enrichment, college readiness along with mentoring and scholarships for c…Read More »