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


Our annual auction is a Halloween Ball this year and we want you to come!

We are no longer accepting donations, but we are accepting volunteers.

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Sunday, October 22

services at 9:15 and 11:15 am

"Courage: The Heart of the Matter" | Rev. Caitlin Cotter Coillberg

The root of the word courage is the Latin word for heart: cor. On this Sunday we'll explore courage as a heart word and what it takes for us to live from our hearts in a heartbreaking world.


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SCIENCE NIGHT TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17

We meet on the third Tuesday of every month to view and discuss DVDs on science, nature, space, and more. Read more >>

USSB BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17

Meets the third Tuesday of every month. Read more >>

Women’s Group Meets Monday, October 23

We focus on a wide range of general interest issues and topics that are also of interest to women. 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

Join us for Sunday services at 9:15 and 11:15

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News

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

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    September is National Recovery Month

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  • Sep 7 Thursday
    Community Town Hall Meeting On the California Values Act

    Community Town Hall Meeting On the California Values Act, Thursday, September 7 Come... Read All...

  • Aug 30 Wednesday
    This is the Church of the Helping Hands

    This week our families will respond to the crisis in Houston. We will... Read All...

  • Aug 24 Thursday
    Sign Up for a Connection Circle

    Connection Circles are small groups that meet twice a month, September through May,... Read All...

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Generosity is the flower of justice.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

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