Upcoming Events

Quantum Field Theory and Consciousness Affinity Group Meets Monday, August 21

Join us promptly at 7:15 p.m. in Blake Lounge. Gatherings will open with an understandable video describing quantum mechanics and consciousness by leading physicists and metaphysicists, followed by intellectual discussion. We meet the third Monday of each month.

Potluck Game Night Friday, August 25

What could be more UU than board games and a potluck dinner? Bring a dish to share and your own tableware. Potluck Game Night is held in Parish Hall on the fourth Friday of every month, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. All are welcome!

Sing – and Picnic – With Us! Sunday, August 27

We’re celebrating the transition from Summer to Fall. “Sing With Us,” a special music service on Sunday, August 27 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. will be followed by a Congregational Potluck Picnic on the grass (and tables) after the service. There will be a sign-up on Sundays August 13 and 20, two weeks prior to the potluck. Let’s stretch summer out as long as we can!

Women’s Group Meets Monday, August 28

Women’s Group meets every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. We focus on a wide range of general interest issues and topics that are also of interest to women. As well as developing a small group community, we have speakers; members present topics; we read and discuss the occasional book or article, discuss USSB and current events.

Family to Family Class Begins Wednesday, September 6

Family to Family is a free 12-week course designed specifically for family members of adults living with mental illness. The class provides information on major mental illnesses (including depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, OCD, and PTSD), brain biology, and medication aimed at the lay person. Learn to better understand and support loved ones dealing with the challenges of major mental illness. Taught by USSB members Joan Ariel and Ellen Broidy. E-mail rwinner@mentalwellnesscenter.org for more information and to register for this free class.

Monthly Vegan Potluck Sunday, September 10

Our next USSB vegan potluck will be Sunday, September 10 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.

Science Night Tuesday, September 19

Come join us for the first Science Night of the 2017-2018 year on Tuesday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Blake Lounge. We meet on the third Tuesday of every month to view and discuss DVDs on science, nature, space, and more. All are welcome to attend. 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. This month we continue working our way through “The Universe: The Mega Collection.”

USSB Book Discussion Group Tuesday, September 19

Meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in La Paz Lounge. For information about what books are being read, contact Al Melkonian.

Advance Care Directive Workshop Wednesday, September 20

The Alliance for Living and Dying Well continues with its monthly Advance Care Directive workshops. It’s all happening the third Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Parish Hall. These free workshops provide trained facilitators and all the materials you need to get the job done. Click here for more information and to register or call the Alliance for Living and Dying Well at (805) 845-5314.


Join us the first Friday of each month from October to June 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 at our next meeting on Friday, October 6 at 2:00 p.m. in Parish Hall.

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

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