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

 

Volunteer at the Warming Center

There is nothing quite like the feeling of being able to do something concrete and tangible to help our community. Cooking a good meal and sharing it with our guests at the Warming Centers is now a part of our culture of caring here at the Unitarian Society. We need about 80 volunteers each year to make this happen! I look forward to having you as part of the team! You can sign up here.

Next Sunday

Sunday, November 25 : "Feast of the Senses"

Kicking off the holiday season brings up a wellspring of memories tied to tradition, family, and events that shaped us. Join us in exploring how music, smells, and tastes hold some of the strongest ties connecting our present to our past. This service will be led by worship associate Koreen Pagano.

services at 9:15 and 11:15 am

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Coming Up at USSB

FINAL MALE-IDENTIFIED CONFIDENTIAL DISCUSSION Monday, November 19

Over the last month and a half, male-identified folks have had three great conversations around our feelings and responses to the #metoo movement following the events that happened during Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination and the misbehavior of a former USSB minister.  Read more>>

Quantum Field Theory and Consciousness Affinity Group meets Monday, November 19

Beginners QFT&C meets the third Monday of the month. Videos will explain String Theory, cultural belief systems, and the Gaia Hypothesis. Read more>>

USSB Book Discussion Group meets Tuesday, November 20

This group meets the third Tuesday of every month. Read more>>

MEDITATION GROUP WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Join us Wednesday evenings for a weekly opportunity to participate in a facilitated sitting meditation session. Read more>>

Vegan Thanksgiving Thursday, November 22

We’re having a special Thanksgiving Vegan Potluck! Read more>>

Vegan Film Night Friday, November 23

Our November film is Got the Facts on Milk? (aka "The Milk Documentary"). Read more>>

SONG & SILENCE: TAIZÉ STYLE, tUESDAY, dECEMBER 4

For anyone who needs a break, a breath, a chance to go deep into the quiet within: give yourself the gift of a Taizé-style service. This is a candle-lit evening of meditative singing, a few reflective words, and deep, nourishing silence. Read more>>

ALLIANCE MEETS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7

Alliance presents a Hanukkah celebration! Claire, Julie, and Nancy are preparing a Hanukkah party to help us balance the excesses of Christmas. Read more>>

VEGAN POTLUCK SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9

The commitment for participation is to contribute food that is totally plant-based, i.e., totally vegan. Read more>>

6TH ANNUAL VIGIL FOR VICTIMS OF GUN VIOLENCE Sunday, December 9

Our USSB congregation and the Coalition Against Gun Violence will co-host a vigil for the half-million Americans who have been killed or injured by guns since the mass shootings in Sandy Hook Elementary School six years ago.

SOLIDARITY AND COMPASSION WEDNESDAY, December 12

We are thrilled to be partnering with Radhule Wieniger, who has been running the “Solidarity and Compassion Project” since 2016. This is a monthly gathering of guest speakers from the community, joining together to discuss ways of community healing during difficult times and to spend time in meditation and reflection. Read more>>  

 

SERVICES

Sunday services are at 9:15 and 11:15 am

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News



  • Dec 9 Sunday
    Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence

    6TH ANNUAL VIGIL FOR VICTIMS OF GUN VIOLENCE On Sunday, December 9 from 5:30... Read All...

  • Nov 18 Sunday
    Cyber Sunday Arrives November 18

    Who: All USSB visitors and members What: A Celebratory Kick-Off of USSB’s Social... Read All...

  • Dec 4 Tuesday
    Song & Silence: Taizé Style

    Tuesday, December 4, 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary For anyone who needs a... Read All...

  • Nov 14 Wednesday
    Solidarity and Compassion Project Comes to USSB!

    Wednesday, November 14, 7:00 to 8:30 pm in Parish Hall We are thrilled... Read All...

  • Oct 30 Tuesday
    Drop-in Weekly Meditation

    Meditation Group Begins Wednesday, November 7 Join us Wednesday evenings in the Sanctuary... Read All...

  • Nov 19 Monday
    Male-Identified Confidential Discussion Group

    Final Male-Identified Confidential Discussion Over the last month and a half, male-identified folks... Read All...

  • Apr 10 Tuesday
    2018 WEF Grant Winner Announced

    Announcing the Winner of the Women's Empowerment Fund Grant for 2018 Catherine Callahan's... Read All...

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