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Interfaith Pride Celebration

Sunday, July 12th @2pm in the Sunken Gardens As part of Santa Barbara’s Pacific Pride Festival, the first ever Interfaith Pride Celebration will take place on the afternoon of Sunday, July 12th. The celebration will feature members of faith groups who stand up for the dignity of all people, and on this day particularly for the LGBTQ community. An… Read more »

Flower Communion

Bring a flower with you on Sunday, June 7th The “Flower Communion” is an annual Unitarian Universalist ritual that celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community. Originally created in 1923 by Unitarian minister Norbert Capek of Prague, Czechoslovakia, the Flower Communion was introduced to the United States by Rev. Maya Capek, Norbert’s widow. In this ceremony, members of… Read more »

Earth Day Festival Sign Ups!

USSB at Earth Day Festival –Sign up Today! On April 18 & 19 (Sat & Sun) USSB will be hosting a table at the Earth Day Festival to share the good work that we have done in divesting from fossil fuels!  We will be providing information about divestment and asking others to join us in this… Read more »

Assistant Minister Search Underway

The search is on for our Assistant Minister for Congregational Life and Learning.  Read all about it on the Assistant Minister Search page! Our fabulous search team consists of Charla Bregante, Ken Ralph, Chris Shorb, Keith Strohmeyer, Jody Thomas, & Rev. Julia Hamilton.

Warming Center Volunteers Needed

Sign up to volunteer on a Hospitality Team! USSB will once again be host to many cold and hungry people looking for shelter when the weather is bad with cold temperatures that threatened the lives, health and well-being of some our communities most vulnerable. We will be on-call here at USSB starting on Sunday November… Read more »

Mardi Gras Silent Auction Raises over 40K!

Thank you to all who were able to donate to, enjoy, and bid at our latest Annual Services Auction! Great entertainment, food, dancing, and donations from members made the auction a special and fun community event, which allowed us to raise over $40,000 for USSB!