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Two Services, 9:15 and 11:15 A.M., EVERY SUNDAY

1535 Santa Barbara Street, at the corner of Arrellaga

The theme for the month is “Identity”

Afraid that our inner light will be extinguished or our inner darkness exposed, we hide our true identities from each other. In the process, we become separated from our own souls. We end up living divided lives, so far removed from the truth we hold within that we cannot know the “integrity that comes from being what you are.” 
~Parker Palmer

February 5

“Keeping It Real” | Rev. Julia Hamilton

Let down your guard and lift up your spirit this Sunday as we kick off the theme of “Identity” and explore what it means to “keep it real” — to allow ourselves to be ourselves, imperfectly perfect.


“Speaking Justice in the Language of Our Faith” | Rev. Kathleen McTigue, Director of the UU College of Social Justice

We are living in troubled times. Fearfulness and uncertainty can make us want to batten down the hatches, or dash from one thing to the next without really making headway. But our faith has something to say in these difficult times: it calls us back to the power and possibilities of kinship.

USSB Chancel Choir will sing


“Tact, Identity, and the Words We Say” | Rev. Caitlin Cotter

What does it really mean to be tactless, and why does that matter? Join Rev. Caitlin for a service exploring why it is important to pick our words carefully and think about what we say. We’ll reflect on the ways language shapes our reality, and how the words we use can hurt or heal, cause harm or lead towards liberation.

USSB Women’s Chorale will sing


“All Souls Accounted For: Heritage Sunday” | Rev. Julia Hamilton

“Universalism” is grounded in the idea that the fate of one person is inseparable from the fate of all people — like a flock of birds, we rise and fly together. On this Heritage Sunday, come and celebrate how we are connected, each and every one of us, with all the beautiful souls who have nested here over the years, and how we fly onward and upward with all those still arriving through our doors. You won’t want to miss this celebration!

USSB Chancel Choir will sing

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