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?"



“Sounds of Song & Silence” This Taizé-like service is designed to open our hearts and minds gently, with music as the primary worship vehicle. Come join us for a quiet musical embrace that will enlighten and refresh.

Summer Camps 2019

In our Superheroes for Justice camp, kids find their own super power and become superheroes for change! Our social justice camp first helps kids learn to hear their inner voice of fairness. Then how to use those powers to be a heroes for change. Our Better than Sex Ed camp uses the values of respect, responsibility, and inclusiveness to provide comprehensive sexual education and an opportunity for teens to express their identities, confusion, and concerns. Click here to find out more!

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Next Sunday

Sunday, June 23 at 10:00 am

“Practicing Beauty" Cultures around the world teach us to find, appreciate, and cultivate beauty as a key to create and sustain human flourishing. As we face increased environmental degradation, we also face the loss of beauty. How are the two connected? Join Rev. Lora Young as she reflects on how practicing beauty is an important aspect to saving our world in the midst of climate change. Chancel Choir will sing.


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Single Service Sundays begin June 9, one service at 10:00 am all summer

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  • Jul 15 Monday
    Summer Camps 2019

    Superheroes for Justice -NEW Lower Tuition! 9:00-2:00, post care available Kids find their... Read All...

  • May 12 Sunday
    Secret Pals Comes to USSB this Summer!

    Open to children aged four to twelve, this fellowship program helps adults and... Read All...

  • Apr 9 Tuesday
    2019 WEF Grant Announced

    The Women's Empowerment Fund is pleased to announce that the 2019 grant has... 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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