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?"
Sunday, May 27 : "Welcoming Transience"
In 1841, Rev. Theodore Parker preached about "the permanent and the transient," holding up and celebrating the things he viewed as permanent--ideas and values that ring throughout the ages. On this Sunday, Caitlin begins to say goodbye to us with a service exploring the theme of transience and impermanence--what we can find to celebrate in the connections that don't last forever. This service will be led by Rev. Caitlin Cotter Coillberg.
June 3, 2018 12:30-1:30 p.m. – Annual Meeting of the Membership
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 and 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 two new board members, and adopt the annual budget. Childcare will be available during the Annual Meeting!
QUANTUM FIELD THEORY AND CONSCIOUSNESS AFFINITY GROUP MEETS MONDAY, MAY 21
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>>
POTLUCK GAME NIGHT FRIDAY, MAY 27
What could be more UU than board games and a potluck dinner? Bring a dish to share and your own tableware. Read more>>
ALLIANCE MEETS FRIDAY, JUNE 1
Join us for our last meeting before the summer break. Alliance welcomes the Assistance Dogs Program, which rescues dogs from animal shelters and Humane Societies for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, or to be service dogs for combat veterans with post-traumatic stress. Read more>>