Santa Barbara Friends Meeting (Quakers)
An Unprogrammed Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
Meets Sundays at 10:00 AM at the Santa Barbara
Friends Meeting House
2012 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, California 93105
(See travel directions below)
For information, call (805) 687-0165
Worship and Spiritual Study
- Santa Barbara Friends meet for Unprogrammed
Worship each first-day (Sunday)
at 10 AM at the Santa Barbara Friends Meeting House. Visitors
are always welcome. (The meeting place is handicapped-accessible.) A
map is included below. Child-care is provided every week.
- A Worship Group under the
care of our Monthly Meeting meets weekly in Ojai, California
For more information, see here.
- A Seeker's Meeting, a prayerful consideration of a topic
of interest to Friends, follows Meeting for Worship on the first
first-day of the month.
- An adult Quaker Spirituality
Reading Group meets fifth-day (Thursday) evenings
from 7-9 PM at the home of Sanjiv and Mary-Kay Kamath (3230 Braemar
Dr., off Cliff Dr. near Henry's Beach). For more information, please
contact Sanjiv Kamath at 682-7666.
- A Devotional Telephone Message
(updated weekly) called Quaker Dial-a-Thought
that presents our members' thoughts can be reached at 646-0939. See also this web site.
Free Friday Films
Winter 2009 - Friends in the movies
Join local Quakers to see classics
Where: Quaker Meetinghouse
2012 Chapala, just above Mission St.
When: 7 p.m.
What: Spend Friday evening with your family. Get a peek at how Quakers, through small deeds, make a huge impact on American social fabric.
Children: Bring little ones in PJs. A children’s film will be available in another room.
January 30: Friendly Persuasion
(1956 Oscar Nominee) Indiana Quakers disagree over their son’s desire to join the Civil War. Gary Cooper, Anthony Perkins, Dorothy McGuire. Screenplay written by blacklistee Michael Wilson.
February 27: Iron Jawed Angels
(2004 Golden Globe winner) Defiant young activists (including Hilary Swank, and Anjelica Huston) take the women’s suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to with the right
March 27: The Courageous Mr. Penn
(1941) English Quaker William Penn fights religious persecution and founds the colony of Pennsylvania, Clifford Evans and Deborah Kerr.
A fine historical drama.
SBMM Mailing List
We maintain an email mailing
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post a message to it.
There are also mailing lists for the peace and social concerns
committee, the meeting house committee, etc.
Peace and Social Concerns Activities
- Santa Barbara Friends Meeting has taken under its care Alternatives to Violence Project
workshops offered in the Ventura, Santa Barbara and Ojai area. For more
detail see here.
- A number of our members are active in a local peace action group
called Conscientious Objectors
and their Supporters (COS).
- We are also affiliated with the Santa Barbara Chapter of Death
which organizes a vigil to abolish the death penalty every Tuesday 3:30
- 4:30 p.m. at the Farmers’ Market on State Street; they meet near the
corner of State and Cota Streets, and collect signatures for a
moratorium on executions. For more info, send an email
The following sites may be of interest to those who would like to learn
more about the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers):
For further information on the Santa Barbara Meeting, please call (805)
or write to us at Santa Barbara Friends Meeting, P.O. Box 40120, Santa
Barbara, CA 93140.
Directions to the Santa Barbara Friends Meeting House
The Santa Barbara
Friends Meeting House is located at 2012 Chapalla Street (just
North/West of Mission St.) in Santa Barbara, California. To get there,
take highway 101 to the Mission St exit and proceed north-east towards
the mountains. After the light at De La Vina St, Mission St goes
up-hill, and Chapala is the next light. Take a left turn, and the
Meeting House is about 25 yards up the block on the right-hand side
(just before you get to the former church building).