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.

Kickoff Carnival and Potluck BBQ is coming September 18! Click here for more information and to find out how you can help.

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.

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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.


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  • Sep 18 Sunday
    Annual Kickoff Carnival & Potluck BBQ

    SEPTEMBER 18 FROM 10:15 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M. Bring your family! Bring your friends!... 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...

  • Aug 27 Saturday
    Pride Weekend Needs Volunteers

    The Pacific Pride Festival is Saturday, August 27 from 11:00  to 5:00 p.m. in... Read All...

  • Aug 12 Friday
    Film Showing: Guns, Greed and the NRA

    USSB Member Rachel Aarons writes: “In March I attended a showing of the... 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...


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

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