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Emma’s Revolution April 14: Save the Date

Saturday, April 14 at 7:00 pm #Resistance Concert from Award-winning Activist Duo Emma’s Revolution   Photo: Irene Young   Saturday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m. Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara 1535 Santa Barbara StreetTickets: $20 advance/$25 door Advance tickets available at USSB and onlineClick to hear “Sing People Sing” from Emma’s Revolution’s latest release, “Revolution Now” and special… Read more »

“Taking Custody of Our Dying” New Start Date: January 12

THIS IS A CHANGE: please note this class will begin on Friday January 12 in Jefferson from 1:00-2:30 pm.  We are mortal beings; we are all going to die and despite the dominant view, death is more than a medical event. To quote Frank Ostaseski, “What if we regarded dying as a final stage of growth… Read more »

Gun Violence Vigil Postponed

Postponed: GUN VIOLENCE VIGIL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14 This year alone, over 38,000 lives have been lost to gun violence. That is why we invite you to join the National Vigil and Day of Action Against Gun Violence on December 14, 2017, the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. In solidarity with the… Read more »

Women’s Empowerment Fund Announces 2017 Pick

ANNOUNCING!! [Drum Roll Please] The Winner of the  Women’s Empowerment Fund of 2017 is: Mujeres Appollando Mujeres – Women Supporting Women Proposed by Charla Bregante Description: Low-income Latina women face a number of stressors, particularly in today’s hostile political climate. Many Latina women living in low-income housing work more than one job in addition to… Read more »

“Religions and Other Worldviews” Begins January 21

If you are interested in examining different religious and humanist worldviews as a source of ethical and spiritual inspiration as a Unitarian, then the new program on Religions and Other Worldviews is for you. This novel USSB program will be led by our own Ann Taves, a UCSB Professor of Religious Studies. Each session will… Read more »

DACA Congressional Postcard-writing Event

Come join the Unitarian Society Immigration/Refugee Response Team (IRRT) in a call to action in support of the 800,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The IRRT will be leading a congressional postcard-writing event and potluck 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday October 1 in Parish Hall at the Unitarian Society. We will join together… Read more »

September is National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month and this year’s theme is “Strengthen Families and Communities.” The Unitarian Society Addictions Ministry will host a table at a Recovery Month event sponsored by The Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics (SBNC) and Sanctuary Centers of Santa Barbara. “Recovery, We Get Better Together” Thursday, September 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00… Read more »

Community Town Hall Meeting On the California Values Act

Community Town Hall Meeting On the California Values Act, Thursday, September 7 Come learn more about SB54, a bill on its way to Gov. Brown that will ensure state and local resources are not used to fuel mass deportations in California. The Interfaith Sanctuary Alliance (of which USSB is a member) is hosting a forum… Read more »

This is the Church of the Helping Hands

This week our families will respond to the crisis in Houston. We will learn about the flood, consider what might be needed by children whose families are the victims of flooding and prepare Kids Kits. Parents, please show these photos to your children and begin the discussion at home. Ask your child: what would you… Read more »

Sign Up for a Connection Circle

Connection Circles are small groups that meet twice a month, September through May, to practice structured sharing and deep listening on the monthly themes. The theme this month is Welcome. Over the eight-month period, Circle members get to know one another on a deeper level by sharing what is important to them. Sign-ups continue in… Read more »