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?"



USSB and the Coalition to End Gun Violence will host Santa Barbara’s observance of the third National Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence on Wednesday, December 14, 7-8:00 pm. Click here for more information.

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.

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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  • Dec 18 Sunday
    Be a Secret Santa to Kids and Moms in Shelters

    Our congregation has a much-appreciated tradition of buying gifts for families who spend... Read All...

  • Dec 12 Monday
    PFLAG Meeting December 12

    PFLAG Meeting: Monday, December 12, 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 305 E.... Read All...

  • Nov 28 Monday
    Vigil to End Gun Violence Dec. 14

    USSB and the Coalition to End Gun Violence will host Santa Barbara’s observance... Read All...

  • Nov 22 Tuesday
    Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

    Tuesday, November 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 305... Read All...

  • Nov 6 Sunday
    Implicit Bias Workshop

    Step Outside the Color Lines: An Implicit Bias Workshop Sunday, November 6, 2:00 to... Read All...

  • 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...


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

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