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

Sunday, July 22 : "Meaningful Lives in Difficult Times"

"In this troubled and worrisome political environment it is easy to slip into despair. In order to keep this existential anxiety at bay, our task is to perceive our lives as meaningful in spite of the chaos all around us. How can we do this? Some find deepest meaning through the maintenance of close relationships. Others find meaning in acts of kindness to strangers. Still others find meaning in the battle to change conditions which cause suffering. Join us as fellow congregants share  some of the ways they've created meaning and purpose to carry them through difficult times." This service will be led by worship associate Ken Ralph.

10:00 am SUMMER SERVICES

We have one 10:00 a.m. service each Sunday until Labor Day. We will return to two regular Sunday services on September 9.
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WOMEN’S GROUP MEETS MONDAY, JUly 9 and July 23

We focus on general interest subjects and activities of interest to women. We have a variable format, including topical discussions, speakers, group book readings, and open topic meetings. Read more>>

USSB BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP MEETS TUESDAY, JULY 17

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

ADVANCE CARE DIRECTIVE WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY, JULY 18

The Alliance for Living and Dying Well continues with its monthly Advance Care Directive workshops. Read more>>

POTLUCK GAME NIGHT FRIDAY, JULY 27

What could be more UU than board games and a potluck dinner? Bring a dish to share and your own tableware. Read more>>

QUANTUM FIELD THEORY AND CONSCIOUSNESS AFFINITY GROUP MEETS MONDAY, AUGUST 20

There is NO Meeting in July. Next gathering is August 20 , and we will meet in September. Read more>>

SCIENCE NIGHT TAKING A SUMMER BREAK

We are taking July and August off. After that we will resume meeting on the third Tuesday of every month... Read more>>

 
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SERVICES

Sunday service is at 10:00 am

Summer services Run through September 2.

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Generosity is the flower of justice.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

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