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, July 2
Rejoice and Resist: Reflections from General Assembly 2017
General Assembly is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association, where Unitarian Universalists from all over the world gather to worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through a democratic process. This year's theme is Resist and Rejoice. It will take place in the historically- and culturally-rich city of New Orleans! On this Sunday following General Assembly, join Rev. Caitlin S. Cotter and USSB delegate (and youth group member) Maggie Dobson, who will be sharing some of the experience and major events of General Assembly 2017.
Summer is here and single services have begun! Join us Sunday 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.
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 >>
IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITY OF CONNECTION AND FREEDOM
Movement is medicine! We use the rhythms to practice surrender, learning to be open and to grow. Join Kiaora Fox, a certified 5Rhythms teacher, in Parish Hall. Read more >>
MONTHLY VEGAN POTLUCK SUNDAY, JULY 16
The commitment for participation is to contribute food that is totally plant-based, i.e., totally vegan. Read more >>
QUANTUM FIELD THEORY AND CONSCIOUSNESS AFFINITY GROUP MEETS MONDAY, JULY 17
Gatherings will open with an understandable video describing quantum mechanics and consciousness by leading physicists and metaphysicists, followed by intellectual discussion. Read more >>