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?"


Click here to learn how to enroll your child in Religious Education this fall

The deadline for signing up is September 25.

Help us get ready for the annual USSB auction!

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Interested in finding out how to donate, register, and volunteer?


Watch the Interfaith Pride Celebration, held on Sunday, August 28 in the courthouse sunken gardens in downtown Santa Barbara, with music conducted by USSB Choral Director Ken Ryals.

Visit Our Upcoming Events Page

For more information on our Women's Group, Science Night, Book Discussion Group, and more, click here.


Click here to view events and room bookings for the entire campus.


We return to two Sunday services starting September 11. Join us at 9:15 and 11:15 a.m.

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  • Sep 22 Thursday
    Wanted: Your Old Phone or Sleeping Bag

    So many thanks for the abundant donations to the Showers of Blessing! Clothes,... Read All...

  • Oct 12 Wednesday
    Calling all UU History Enthusiasts!

    Next month, Jena Foster, Megan Moyer, and Rev. Caitlin will be leading a... Read All...

  • Sep 25 Sunday
    Concert to End Gun Violence

    Concert Across America to End Gun Violence in Santa Barbara on September 25, 2016... Read All...

  • Sep 1 Thursday
    Sign up Now for a Connection Circle

    Connection Circles: A Journey Shared With Friends What is a Connection Circle? Twice a... Read All...

  • Sep 2 Friday
    Men's Ensemble Meets Sept. 2

    ATTENTION MEN WHO LIKE TO SING: The new season of the USSB Men's... Read All...

  • 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...


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

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