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?"


Sign Up to Help the Warming Center

The Freedom Warming Center season is here! USSB is once again be host to many cold and hungry people, looking for shelter when the weather is bad. Click here to sign up for the Warming Center Hospitality Team and to learn more about what we do.

the annual Auction is over, but you can still grab some good deals!

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Our After-Auction Sale is now open on a first come, first served basis. Click below to see the events and services still available!


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.


Join us at 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. every Sunday

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  • Oct 16 Sunday
    CLUE Workshop October 16 Now Open

    CLUE-SB (Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice) invites you to our third... Read All...

  • Sep 30 Friday
    Free Showing of Sharps' War

    Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War is the courageous story of two Unitarians (the Rev.... Read All...

  • 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...


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

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