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?"

EVENTS


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Sunday, August 27

"Sing With Us!"

On this Sunday we are going to explore the elements that allow art and spirit to meet, and how our faith and our ability to be in the moment are elevated by music, and why -- even if we don't know the songs -- it is still important to join in the singing.
Join us Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
Summer Singers will sing 
Everyone is invited to join the Summer Singers! You don't have to be a choir member, just arrive at 8:45 a.m. to rehearse for the 10:00 a.m. service.

A Congregational Picnic following the service will begin at 11:30.  Please bring a dish to share.

 

USSB Is Hiring for Our Children's Programs!

Love children? Love exploring big questions? We are looking for dynamic, outgoing, compassionate, creative, justice-oriented individuals to provide leadership in our Children’s Religious Education programs. If that sounds like you, click here to find out more.


Potluck Game Night Friday, August 25

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

Sing – and Picnic – With Us! Sunday, August 27

We’re celebrating the transition from Summer to Fall. “Sing With Us,” a special music service on Sunday, August 27 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. will be followed by a Congregational Potluck Picnic on the grass (and tables) after the service. Read more >>

WOMEN’S GROUP MEETS MONDAY, AUGUST 28

Birdie Newborn will be speaking at the next USSB Women’s Group, drawing upon titles she has published involving the period of our country’s history when we were breaking away from the reign of King George III of England [1760 to 1820]. Read more >>

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.”

SERVICES

SINGLE SERVICES HAVE BEGUN: ONE 10:00 AM SUNDAY SERVICE FROM JUNE 25 TO SEPTEMBER 3

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