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?"

EVENTS

Sunday, June 24 : "view from the top of second mesa"

The relationship between our congregation and our friends on the Hopi reservation deepens with each new group of people who visit. Come and see what your support has made possible, and why we return to this special place year after year. This service will be led by Rev. Julia Hamilton and members of the 2018 Hopi service trip.

10:00 am SUMMER SERVICES BEGIN JUNE 24

On Sunday, June 24 we move to single services for the summer: one 10:00 a.m. service each Sunday from the end of June until Labor Day. We will return to two regular Sunday services on September 9.
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QUANTUM FIELD THEORY AND CONSCIOUSNESS AFFINITY GROUP MEETS MONDAY, JUNE 18

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. Read more>>

USSB BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP MEETS TUESDAY, JUNE 19

This group meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in La Paz Lounge. For more information, contact Al Melkonian.

SCIENCE NIGHT MEETS TUESDAY, JUNE 19

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.  Read more>>

ADVANCE CARE DIRECTIVE WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20

These free workshops provide trained facilitators and all the materials you need to get the job done. Read more>>

POTLUCK GAME NIGHT FRIDAY, JUNE 22

What could be more UU than board games and a potluck dinner? Bring a dish to share and your own tableware.  Read more>>

WOMEN’S GROUP MEETS MONDAY, JUNE 25

Women’s Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month and focuses on general interest subjects and activities of interest to women. We have a variable format, including topical discussions, speakers, group book readings, and open topic meetings. Read more>>

MONTHLY VEGAN POTLUCK MEETS SUNDAY, JULY 1

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... Read more>>

 
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SERVICES

Sunday service is at 10:00 am

Summer services begin June 24, one service only every Sunday at 10:00 AM through September 2

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