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?"


Sunday, January 21

Two services this Sunday, at 9:15 and 11:15 AM.

“The MeToo Revelations” | Rev. Julia Hamilton

This Sunday we will be returning to the topic that was postponed from last week: With the explosion of people sharing their stories in the “MeToo” movement and high-profile harassment cases in the headlines, 2017 looked like a watershed moment for the issue of sexual harassment and assault. What kind of transformation is happening among us?

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If you are interested in examining different religious and humanist worldviews as a source of ethical and spiritual inspiration as a Unitarian, then the new program on Religions and Other Worldviews is for you. This novel USSB program will be led by our own Ann Taves, a UCSB Professor of Religious Studies. Read more >>


In the last couple of months, there have been so many unprecedented events and trying life experiences. This Monday, the power of group discussion will be there to help us find clarity and comfort. Read more >>


Girlfriends! Bring a brown bag lunch to the Fashion Fling Planning Meeting. Get in on the fun for this March 24 event. Read more >>


What could be more UU than board games and a potluck dinner? Bring a dish to share and your own tableware.  Read more >>


Join us to for our program, “More Than Showers,” a deeper look at what Showers of Blessings actually does, featuring our very own speaker extraordinaire, Ken Ralph.  Read more >>

Children's religious Education

Where do your children learn values? Where do they practice their values? And where do parents learn to nurture these qualities in their children? Right here, at the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara. Enroll here. Come for your children, stay for your family. For more information, click here.
All USSB Members and Friends are invited to join REALM, our new database. For more information, click here.

Statement of Conscience on the issue of Sanctuary

The Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara resolves to affirm the principals of our faith, in both private and public forum, by providing a single voice against unjust policies and practices that target and discriminate against immigrant communities. We the members commission our Board of Directors and Ministry to speak for the Society as one voice in opposition to public policies and action that threaten the human rights of all immigrants. Additionally we resolve to join with other organizations in the pursuit of justice, dignity and compassion for immigrant communities and to provide support both real and moral as we go forth. We adopt the covenant proposed by the emerging Interfaith Sanctuary Alliance here in Santa Barbara: “As people of faith and people of conscience, we believe that every person is sacred. We will work to ensure respect for the dignity, safety, and human rights of all people, while resisting unjust policies and practices that target and discriminate against immigrant communities.”
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    Emma's Revolution April 14: Save the Date

    Saturday, April 14 at 7:00 pm #Resistance Concert from Award-winning Activist Duo Emma's... Read All...

  • Jan 3 Wednesday
    "Taking Custody of Our Dying" New Start Date: January 12

    THIS IS A CHANGE: please note this class will begin on Friday January 12... Read All...

  • Dec 14 Thursday
    Gun Violence Vigil Postponed

    Postponed: GUN VIOLENCE VIGIL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14 This year alone, over 38,000 lives... Read All...

  • Nov 2 Thursday
    Women's Empowerment Fund Announces 2017 Pick

    ANNOUNCING!! [Drum Roll Please] The Winner of the  Women’s Empowerment Fund of 2017... Read All...

  • Jan 21 Sunday
    “Religions and Other Worldviews” Begins January 21

    If you are interested in examining different religious and humanist worldviews as a... Read All...

  • Oct 1 Sunday
    DACA Congressional Postcard-writing Event

    Come join the Unitarian Society Immigration/Refugee Response Team (IRRT) in a call to... Read All...

  • Sep 14 Thursday
    September is National Recovery Month

    September is National Recovery Month and this year’s theme is “Strengthen Families and... Read All...


Generosity is the flower of justice.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

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