Service Information

Join us at 10:00 A.M. EVERY SUNDAY

1535 Santa Barbara Street, at the corner of Arrellaga

SINGLE SERVICES run from June 25 to September 3

The theme for August is “Outreach”

August 6

“The Question Box” | Rev. Julia Hamilton

This Sunday’s sermon is not a sermon! Instead it will be constructed in-the-moment by the questions that you bring and by Rev. Julia’s responses. What have you always wanted to ask a minister? What burning theological concerns keep you up at night? What wonderings might we explore together? Children’s questions will be answered during the Time for All Ages, so encourage your kids to bring questions as well!

Summer Singers will sing.
Everyone is invited to join the Summer Singers! You don’t have to be a choir member, just arrive at 8:45 am to rehearse for the 10:00 am service.

August 13

“Word of the Summer: Gemeinschaftsgefühl” | Rev. Julia Hamilton

This summer I learned a new word! It’s German, and it means “the sense of community feeling and mutual care for the well-being of others that characterizes spiritual and psychological health.” According to the late Rev. Dr. William R. Murry, one of the leading humanist thinkers in Unitarian Universalism, gemeinschaftsgefühl is at the core of what we try to create here each week. Now I just need to find a German speaker who can help me pronounce it!

Summer Singers will sing.

August 20

“Love and Resistance” | Rev. David Moore and Rev. Julia Hamilton

Our guest preacher, the Rev. Dr. David Moore, is a pastor of two Pentecostal congregations, an ecumenical teacher and author, a passionate justice leader, and a longtime resident of Santa Barbara. Rev. Julia has collaborated with him on many occasions and is thrilled to welcome him to our pulpit! Following the service, there will be a time for conversation and questions in Parish Hall.

Summer Singers will sing.

August 27

“Sing With Us!” | Choral Director Ken Ryals and Our Choirs

Music for worship is no easy task! A service that’s timely and fits the message of the day can be hard work to put together. On this Sunday, we are going to explore the elements that allow art and spirit to meet, and how our faith and our ability to be in the moment are elevated by music, and why — even if we don’t know the songs — it is still important to join in the singing.

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  • Jun 14 Tuesday
    A Message from Rev. Julia in the Wake of Orlando

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