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?"



The Warming Centers Need You

We need 80 volunteers to cook and share meals with overnight guests on the wettest and coldest nights of the year, starting on November 22. Sign up now to get your first choice of shifts!

Help for the Unitarian Church of Burundi

The Unitarian Church of Burundi is in the midst of crisis, under attack from their government for reasons of religious identity. The church has been attacked, ransacked, and robbed. Church members, including the minister the Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana, have been jailed, threatened, and forced to flee for safety. Unitarians and Unitarian Universalists around the world are taking action – from the Philippines to Canada, South Africa to the USA, Romania, the UK and beyond. For more information on how you can help, click here.

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  • Join us for a service! The best way to find out more about the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara is to join us for a Sunday service, at 9:15 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. We are located at 1535 Santa Barbara St., on the corner of Santa Barbara St. and Arrellaga St.
  • New to the Unitarian Society? Here is a bit more information about Unitarian Universalism.
  • Want more details before you visit? Visit New to USSB to find out more and read our FAQ!
  • Click here for information on upcoming services.
  • Click here for our sermon archive.


  • Nov 23 Monday
    2016 Architecture Calendars Are Here!

    The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara's 2016 Kids Draw Architecture calendars are here!... Read All...

  • Nov 23 Monday
    December's Outreach Offering: ICUU Helps Burundi

    We are responding to an emergency appeal from the International Council of Unitarian... Read All...

  • Nov 12 Thursday
    Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

    The annual Interfaith Thanksgiving service at First United Methodist Church will be on... Read All...

  • Nov 12 Thursday
    November Outreach Offering: The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

    USSB gives away 25% of our weekly offering to support special projects and... Read All...

  • Nov 8 Sunday
    New Yoga Teacher

    Moira Casey is leaving as USSB’s afternoon yoga teacher, but she is leaving... Read All...

  • Nov 8 Sunday
    Women's Group Meets Monday Nov. 9

    Transitions and Changes Women's group meets 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in La Paz... Read All...

  • Nov 5 Thursday
    Warming Centers Need You!

    El Niño is coming! And the Warming Centers need you! Cooking a good... Read All...



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

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