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, March 25 : "Falling Into Balance"

At the Unitarian Society we don't want to stay too comfortable, but neither do we want to be unsafe. How do we navigate the work we have to do together without sliding into the extremes of indulging ourselves or pushing past the boundaries of safety? How do we give up the illusion of control and accept that failing and failure are a part of the balance of life? This week we'll look at the lessons to be learned from a challenge rope course: about team work, taking chances, catching each other when we slip, and hearing each other's "ouch." This service will be led by Rev. Caitlin Cotter Coillberg and Worship Associate Ken Ralph.
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Emma's Revolution: Saturday, April 14

Refresh your resistance!

Saturday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: $20 in advance/$25 at the door Advance tickets available at USSB and online

Click to hear “Sing People Sing” from Emma’s Revolution’s latest release, “Revolution Now” and special release, “Vote (The Trump Rewrite)

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USSB Book Discussion Group meets Tuesday, March 20

For more information, contact Al Melkonian.

Science Night meets Tuesday, March 20

Come for the interesting presentations and the thoughtful discussion that follows. You don’t need to be any kind of expert on science to enjoy this.  Read more>>

Advance Care Directive Workshop Wednesday, March 21

The Alliance for Living and Dying Well continues with its monthly Advance Care Directive workshops. These free workshops provide trained facilitators and all the materials you need to get the job done. Read more>>

Great Decisions continues Wednesday, March 21

Our program runs through May 16. Questions? Email John. Or visit our Great Decisions page.  
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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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