Upcoming Events

Women’s Group Meets Monday March 27

Join us on Monday, March 27, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in La Paz Lounge, as we revisit our group purpose. Come and share with us what you’d like to see in our group going forward and how you can be a part of the energy that keeps the discussion alive.

Unitarian Universalist History Film Series Sunday, april 2

Rev. Caitlin presents a movie series on the first Sunday of each month in Parish Hall at 2:00 p.m. 

The next film in our series is Wilderness Journey, a documentary about the black empowerment controversy that rocked the Unitarian Universalist Association in the late 60s. This is a sobering and relevant piece of our history (particularly as we consider what it means to declare “Black Lives Matter” and support UU Black Lives Matter). Please note that due to light patterns in Parish Hall we are changing the time to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 2. See you there!

Monthly Vegan Potluck Sunday, April 2

Our next USSB vegan potluck will be Sunday, April 2 at 6:15 p.m. in Blake Lounge. The commitment for participation is to contribute food that is totally plant-based, i.e., totally vegan. Please bring a dish that serves 10-12 people, and bring utensils, dishes, cups, and napkins. Space is limited to 20-25 people, so be sure to RSVP if you plan to come, and update your RSVP if your plans change. Click here to visit the Vegan Potluck web page, or email Cathy Albanese for more information and to RSVP.

Immigration & Refugee Task Force Meets Tuesday, April 4

Please join the Immigration and Refugee Task Force (IRTF) on Tuesday, April 4, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in Blake Lounge for an open forum on ways that USSB can engage with the ongoing struggle to protect immigrants and refugees in our community. We will provide updates on actions already underway in Santa Barbara, with a focus on what our congregation might do to provide concrete assistance to our neighbors living under the threat of deportation. For further information, please contact: Joan Ariel, Ellen Broidy, or Gary Welterlen.

Foreign Policy Discussions Wednesdays, April 5 and 19

Come check out our Great Decisions series! Mike and Betty Noling are the program leaders for the Wednesday, April 5 discussion of “Petroleum and U.S. Security,” focusing on the realignment of the US-Middle Eastern priorities. On Wednesday, April 19, Bill and Sandy Grasso-Boyd will lead the program on Latin America and the dramatic political changes in Brazil, Venezuela, and Cuba. We meet at 7:00 p.m. in Parish Hall. If you have any questions or want access to the printed material described on www.greatdecisions.org, contact John Warnock.


Friday, April 7 at 2:00 p.m. in Parish Hall Alliance will present Lynelle Williams, founder and CEO of Willbridge, a group that works with our local homeless community, and Willbridge resident Sandra MacKinnon.

Join us the first Friday of each month for a stimulating presentation and the tea which follows. All are welcome: USSB congregants, friends. neighbors, men and women of all ages. Your contribution of some goodies to share make our tea a delicious afternoon treat. We look forward to welcoming you.

Girlfriends! The Fashion Fling is Saturday and Sunday, April 8-9

Join the women of our congregation to exchange clothing, eat goodies, and share the joy of Girlfriend Fun on Saturday, April 8, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Jefferson Hall. Go through your closet and find the clothing, jewelry, hats, purses, and shoes that don’t give you pleasure anymore  and bring them to the Fling, where you will find lots of new-to-you replacements. To join the set-up team (and get first choice of the clothing) e-mail Sally Hamilton. The Fling will be extended and opened to the public the next morning, Sunday April 9, from 10:00 to 1:00. Advance donations will be accepted the week before the Fling; otherwise, bring everything with you to the Fling.

Transitions Into and From “The Evening of Life” Wednesday, April 12

This class, led by USSB member Sue Fisher, starts Wednesday, April 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Blake Lounge. We’ll meet biweekly and discuss the following books:

One copy of each book is available in the Bookstall for borrowing; otherwise, copies are available locally at Chaucer’s, or online from your favorite bookseller. For more information, call Sue at (207) 522-0771.

Spirituality Series Wednesday, April 12

“Transcending the Times to Live Our Values” is a curated series of spiritual practices designed to help us find rejuvenation and resiliency in this difficult times. Join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Ongoing: our “Meditation for Activists” led by Rev. Ken Collier, which is a sitting meditation practice meeting which this month will be meeting in Parish Hall.

This month: a “Music Meditation” led by Marisa Pasquini and Charla Bregante will be meeting in our Sanctuary. This is an opportunity to really sink into singing and music as a contemplative practice.

Feeling discouraged?

Refresh and renew with guided movement to music led by Dr. Jean John. We next meet on April 12, from 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. in Parish Hall, and continue meeting on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.

USSB Book Discussion Group Tuesday, April 18

Meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in La Paz Lounge. The next meeting will be April 18.

Science Night Tuesday, April 18

Meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in Blake Lounge to view and discuss DVDs on science, nature, space, and more. All are welcome to attend. Join us in Blake Lounge Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. Come for the interesting presentations and the thoughtful discussion that follows. You don’t need to be any kind of expert on science to enjoy this. We are enjoying the series from the History Channel entitled, “The Universe: The Mega Collection.”

Click here for a basic calendar of each month’s events at USSB.

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