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?"


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The USSB congregation sends their blessings out into the streets the morning after the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, June 12, 2016.

Click here to read Rev. Julia's message to the USSB community.

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  • Aug 11 Thursday
    Like to Sing? Join the Choir!

    The USSB Choirs will gather again in the Sanctuary for regular rehearsals. Women’s... Read All...

  • Aug 4 Thursday
    Help the Shower Trailer!

    The Showers of Blessings shower trailer is serving more people than ever, and... Read All...

  • Aug 27 Saturday
    Pride Weekend Needs Volunteers

    The Pacific Pride Festival is Saturday, August 27 from 11:00  to 5:00 p.m. in... Read All...

  • Aug 12 Friday
    Film Showing: Guns, Greed and the NRA

    USSB Member Rachel Aarons writes: “In March I attended a showing of the... Read All...

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

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

  • Jun 14 Tuesday
    A Message from Rev. Julia in the Wake of Orlando

    Dear Friends and Members of USSB, It has been a hard weekend, processing... Read All...

  • Jun 26 Sunday
    Single Summer Services Are Here!

    Mark your calendars for the summertime move to our single worship service at... Read All...


"For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love." - Carl Sagan

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