What’s New

“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 »

Continental Imperialism and the U.S. Way of War

Lecture by Professor Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. Reception to follow. Friday, Sept 29, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, 1535 Santa Barbara Street (at Arrellaga) (805) 965-4583, ussb@ussb.org. Free. A community gathering around the US genocide of indigenous peoples; its pervasive and on-going ramifications including collective trauma; and possibilities for healing. Professor Dunbar-Ortiz… 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 »

Sermon Writing Workshop Announced!

SermonCraft: A Sermon Writing Workshop Led by Rev. Julia Hamilton Wednesdays, August 16 to September 6 (4 sessions) 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Parish Hall and the Sanctuary “In our Unitarian Universalist tradition, we speak of shared ministry – the embodied belief that everyone, not just the ordained minister, takes part in the ministry of… Read more »

Women’s Empowerment Fund

You have until Sunday, October 15 to get in your application to fund your project. Applications are available in the office, or contact Rachel Aarons with your questions. You can make a difference for women. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Are you a woman in our congregation with a project benefiting other women?… Read more »

2017-18 Board Nominations Announced

CANDIDATES FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AT THE USSB ANNUAL MEETING, JUNE 4, 2017 The Nominating Committee is charged by the congregation’s bylaws to submit a slate of candidates for vacancies on the USSB Board of Trustees prior to our Annual Meeting. We are very pleased to present the following candidates for your vote on June 4…. Read more »