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

Sunday, June 25

Border Reflections

At the beginning of April, Melinda Staveley and Jared Dawson participated in the District Assembly held in southeast Arizona, with the intent to meet, and experience the work of, social justice groups involved with immigrants along our border with Mexico. Come and hear their reflections of this timely social witnessing. PLEASE NOTE Single services begin this Sunday with one service at 10:00 a.m.

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.”

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, June 23

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

Women's Group Meets Monday, June 26

On June 26, we will have our final discussion of Dream Tending with USSB member Diana Platt. Newcomers welcome - you don't need to have attended previous sessions to participate and enjoy this discussion. Read more >>


SERVICES

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

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