Community. Courage. Love. Diversity. Generosity. Joy. These are the cornerstones of our congregation.  Since 1876, the Unitarian Society has been a beacon of progressive religion in Santa Barbara. If you are seeking a religion that speaks to your mind as well as your heart, a spiritual community with doors wide open to the world, you are welcome here. To quote the poet Mary Oliver, "What will you do with your one wild and precious life?"

EVENTS

Sunday, July 23

The Play's the Thing

How can the playful intensity of theater inspire us? Join Rev. Caitlin S. Cotter and worship associate Chuck Flacks for this service exploring the joy and wisdom to be found in the world of theater. This is the second part of a three-part series on the importance of play.
Join us Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
Summer Singers will sing 
Everyone is invited to join the Summer Singers! You don't have to be a choir member, just arrive at 8:45 a.m. to rehearse for the 10:00 a.m. service.

 

USSB Is Hiring for Our Children's Programs!

Love children? Love exploring big questions? We are looking for dynamic, outgoing, compassionate, creative, justice-oriented individuals to provide leadership in our Children’s Religious Education programs. If that sounds like you, click here to find out more.


ADVANCE CARE DIRECTIVE WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY, JULY 19

The Alliance for Living and Dying Well continues with its monthly Advance Care Directive workshops. It’s all happening the third Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Parish Hall. These free workshops provide trained facilitators and all the materials you need to get the job done. Click here for more information and to register or call the Alliance for Living and Dying Well at (805) 845-5314.

Women's Group Meets Monday, July 24

Join us as we continue our discussion of the Geraldine Brooks novel "Caleb's Crossing." Read more >>

MONTHLY VEGAN POTLUCK SUNDAY, AUGUST 13

Our next USSB vegan potluck will be Sunday, August 13 in Blake Lounge. The commitment for participation is to contribute food that is totally plant-based, i.e., totally vegan. Read more >>

QUANTUM FIELD THEORY AND CONSCIOUSNESS AFFINITY GROUP MEETS MONDAY, August 21

Gatherings will open with an understandable video describing quantum mechanics and consciousness by leading physicists and metaphysicists, followed by intellectual discussion. Read more >>

Statement of Conscience on the issue of Sanctuary

The Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara resolves to affirm the principals of our faith, in both private and public forum, by providing a single voice against unjust policies and practices that target and discriminate against immigrant communities. We the members commission our Board of Directors and Ministry to speak for the Society as one voice in opposition to public policies and action that threaten the human rights of all immigrants. Additionally we resolve to join with other organizations in the pursuit of justice, dignity and compassion for immigrant communities and to provide support both real and moral as we go forth. We adopt the covenant proposed by the emerging Interfaith Sanctuary Alliance here in Santa Barbara: “As people of faith and people of conscience, we believe that every person is sacred. We will work to ensure respect for the dignity, safety, and human rights of all people, while resisting unjust policies and practices that target and discriminate against immigrant communities.”

SERVICES

SINGLE SERVICES HAVE BEGUN: ONE 10:00 AM SUNDAY SERVICE FROM JUNE 25 TO SEPTEMBER 3

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News

 
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  • Jul 6 Thursday
    Women's Empowerment Fund

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  • May 1 Monday
    2017-18 Board Nominations Announced

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    Help the Shower Trailer!

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  • Jul 6 Wednesday
    Children's RE Needs Your Donations!

    One of the things I love most about being part of this loving... Read All...

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