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?"

Ken Ryals (1960-2020)

Pajama party & annual auction 2020

Learn more about this fall's online fundraiser at To donate, visit our auction website.

Statement of Conscience Supporting Black Lives Matter

At the 2020 annual meeting, the members of the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara voted overwhelmingly to adopt the following statement of conscience:

"USSB supports the five demands of Black Lives Matter SB. We urge the Santa Barbara City Council and the County Board of Supervisors to condemn police brutality and declare racism a public health emergency. USSB further supports and affirms Black Lives Matter and will renew and strengthen our commitment to anti-racism work and to dismantling all systems of white supremacy."

The vote was brought to the annual meeting as a piece of new business in response to continued violence against black people and in support of racial justice worldwide.

Covid-19 Information

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Virtual Events Calendar

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online service every Sunday

Pre-service greetings begin AT 9:55 AM

Join us online for our services at 10:00 a.m. every Sunday. We are hosting our services in our "Virtual Sanctuary"  -- use this Zoom link to join our service. Afterward, we host a virtual coffee hour for conversation and connection. Use the same link and join us in our Zoom breakout rooms.

PLEASE NOTE: Services during the month of October are being led by a different congregation each Sunday (rotating between Goleta, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and SLO) and are being shared through Ventura UU's YouTube channel. We will return to our regular streaming Facebook services in November.

If you miss the service or have trouble connecting live, the video will be available on our Facebook video archive page soon after the service concludes. We also post all videos on our past services page.

  We Are Unitarian Universalists from Unitarian Universalist Assoc. on Vimeo.


Sunday services at 10:00 am online only

Join our live stream on Facebook from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. If you can’t watch live, videos will be archived here and available to watch whenever it’s convenient for you.

audio files
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Generosity is the flower of justice.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

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