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?"


USSB ANNUAL AUCTION October 26, 4-8 pm

Come to our annual auction! It won’t be a party without you. Dress in black and white, enjoy a free buffet, and bid on social events and services to fill up your calendar for the next year, all to benefit USSB. Free childcare. To learn more and view our online catalog, click here

Next Sunday

Sunday, October 20 at 9:15 and 11:15 am

“I Am a Unitarian Universalist!” | Student Minister Nic Filzen

What does it mean to belong to an intimate local faith community like the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara and to the larger Unitarian Universalist tradition? Do you feel a sense of belonging to both? Do you consider both to be a part of your identity in this world?


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  • Sep 26 Thursday
    A Call for Stories

    This past spring, our first "Live from the Heart" evening of stories was... 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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