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?"


Announcing the Pacific Southwest District Assembly for 2017

March 31-April 2 Last year, USSB hosted our annual Assembly for the Pacific Southwest District. Many of you got a taste of what it means to gather with Unitarian Universalists from across Southern California and Arizona to get to know one another better, learn from each other, and celebrate this wonderful faith tradition that we share. This year, a whole new concept for our District Assembly is happening, and I invite all of you to consider making the trip! Where? Sonoran Arizona! Why? For a District Assembly like no other – a justice-focused, interactive, multi-site, immersive learning experience hosted by the “Baja Four” – four UU congregations in southern Arizona. The unique geography of our District and the fact that we share a border with Mexico allows us to gather together with local partners to dive into the issue of migration and human rights. The Baja Four have been planning a range of workshops, experiences, and trips out into the desert and along the border that will open our eyes, hearts, and minds together. All ages, all abilities, all families and individuals are welcome. Registration is open now: justiceda2017.weebly.com Here is the invitation from the website: “The Unitarian Universalist congregations in Southern Arizona, the Baja Four, invite you to join us for a different kind of district assembly. Join us this spring in the Sonoran Desert as thirty partner organizations offer interactive immersion experiences designed to connect you to the social, environmental and spiritual facets of immigration justice. Then, gather with over 300 Unitarian Universalists for worship at the border wall as the transformative capstone of our gathering. We invite you to join us as we learn, connect, and transform our hearts, minds, and spirits together.”

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  • Jan 21 Saturday
    March with USSB

    USSB members will meet to march together this Saturday, January 21 in downtown... Read All...

  • Mar 17 Friday
    Women's Retreat Registration Now Open

    Welcoming Our Community of Women: Deepening Our Connections! Save the dates: March 17-19,... Read All...

  • Aug 4 Thursday
    Help the Shower Trailer!

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

  • Apr 28 Thursday
    Volunteer Opportunities at USSB

    Volunteers make the Unitarian Society go 'round! We have many opportunities for Members and... Read All...


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