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, December 10

"Guns and God" | Rev. Julia Hamilton

What is at the root of our national love affair with firearms, and what, if anything, can we do to reduce the violence that comes along with it? What is the role of the faith community in this discussion? Gun owners, we can’t do this without you . . .

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MONTHLY VEGAN POTLUCK MEETS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9

Our next vegan potluck will be Saturday, December 9 starting at 4:15 p.m. in Blake Lounge. The commitment for participation is to contribute food that is totally plant-based, i.e., totally vegan.  Read more >>

Hanging of the Greens Thursday, December 14

Join us in the Sanctuary to decorate for the holidays. Just show up and we will have coffee and sweets to entice your creative juices. Read more >>

GUN VIOLENCE VIGIL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14

This year alone, over 38,000 lives have been lost to gun violence. That is why we invite you to join the National Vigil and Day of Action Against Gun Violence on December 14, 2017, the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. Read more >>

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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.”

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News

 
  • Dec 7 Thursday
    Chancel Choir Canceled December 7

    THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017 REHEARSAL CANCELED! Due to the air quality and everyone's... Read All...

  • Dec 14 Thursday
    Gun Violence Vigil

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  • Jan 5 Friday
    New Class: Taking Custody of Our Dying

    January Class: Taking Custody of our Dying We are mortal beings; we are... Read All...

  • Nov 2 Thursday
    Women's Empowerment Fund Announces 2017 Pick

    ANNOUNCING!! [Drum Roll Please] The Winner of the  Women’s Empowerment Fund of 2017... Read All...

  • Jan 21 Sunday
    “Religions and Other Worldviews” Begins January 21

    If you are interested in examining different religious and humanist worldviews as a... Read All...

  • Oct 1 Sunday
    DACA Congressional Postcard-writing Event

    Come join the Unitarian Society Immigration/Refugee Response Team (IRRT) in a call to... Read All...

  • Sep 29 Friday
    Continental Imperialism and the U.S. Way of War

    Lecture by Professor Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. Reception to follow. Friday, Sept 29, 7:00 PM... Read All...

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