Community. Courage. Love. Diversity. Generosity. Joy. These are the cornerstones of our congregation. Since 1876, the Unitarian Society has been a beacon of progressive religion in Santa Barbara. If you are seeking a religion that speaks to your mind as well as your heart, a spiritual community with doors wide open to the world, you are welcome here. To quote the poet Mary Oliver, "What will you do with your one wild and precious life?"


2019 Annual Meeting of the USSB Membership

On Sunday, June 2 at 12:30 p.m. we will gather in Parish Hall for our annual meeting. This is your opportunity to participate in the democratic process that governs our congregational life. We will be celebrating the past year, looking ahead to next year, and honoring the people who make this congregation what it is. Members of the congregation will be asked to elect Board of Trustees & Nominating Committee members, adopt the annual budget, and share in celebration of our work this year. For more information on the Annual Meeting agenda, ballot items, and voting information please click here.

Summer Camps 2019

In our Superheroes for Justice camp, kids find their own super power and become superheroes for change! Our social justice camp first helps kids learn to hear their inner voice of fairness. Then how to use those powers to be a heroes for change. Our Better than Sex Ed camp uses the values of respect, responsibility, and inclusiveness to provide comprehensive sexual education and an opportunity for teens to express their identities, confusion, and concerns. Click here to find out more!

USSB is Hiring!

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Next Sunday

Sunday, May 26

“A Curious Case of Gratitude" On a day that we offer thanks to all the volunteers that help make the Unitarian Society tick, we'll explore gratitude with a healthy dose of Unitarian curiosity. This service will be led by Ministerial Intern Nic Filzen.

services at 9:15 and 11:15 am


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Sunday services at 9:15 and 11:15 am end June 2

Single Service Sundays begin June 9, one service at 10:00 am all summer

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  • Jul 15 Monday
    Summer Camps 2019

    Superheroes for Justice -NEW Lower Tuition! 9:00-2:00, post care available Kids find their... Read All...

  • May 12 Sunday
    Secret Pals Comes to USSB this Summer!

    Open to children aged four to twelve, this fellowship program helps adults and... Read All...

  • Apr 9 Tuesday
    2019 WEF Grant Announced

    The Women's Empowerment Fund is pleased to announce that the 2019 grant has... Read All...

  • Jan 9 Wednesday
    Solidarity and Compassion Project Comes to USSB!

    The second Wednesday of every month from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in Parish... Read All...

  • Jan 2 Wednesday
    Drop-in Weekly Meditation

    Meditation Group Join us Wednesday evenings in the Sanctuary from 5:15 to 6:00 p.m.... Read All...


Generosity is the flower of justice.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

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