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


NOVEMBER 26 at 9:15 and 11:15 am

“Enough” | Worship Associates Jack Rief and Kir Zecher

In this season of overindulgence, how do we know how much is "enough"?

Music by Members of the USSB Music Ministry

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Quantum Field Theory and Consciousness Affinity Group Meets Monday, November 20

Gatherings will open with an understandable video describing quantum mechanics and consciousness by leading physicists and metaphysicists, followed by intellectual discussion. Read more >>

Science Night Tuesday, November 21

Come join us to view and discuss DVDs on science, nature, space, and more. All are welcome to attend. Come for the interesting presentations and the thoughtful discussion that follows. Read more >>

USSB Book Discussion Group Tuesday, November 21

Meets the third Tuesday of every month. Read more >>

Monthly Vegan Potluck Meets Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving

The commitment for participation is to contribute food that is totally plant-based, i.e., totally vegan. Read more>> 

20s/30s Game Night Friday, November 24

Back Home for Thanksgiving? Never left? Come relax at the 20s30s Friendsgiving game night! Read more >>

Alliance Meets Friday, December 1

Join us the first Friday of each month from October to June for a stimulating presentation and the tea which follows. 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.”

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