Where Do You and Your Family Change the World Together?

At the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara our mission is to inspire families to create the world we dream about. We want our children and our families to move the larger culture toward justice and compassion.  We do this through bold individual and congregational activities. Once a month, our families and congregation take part in… Read more »

Welcoming Transience

May 27, 2018 | Rev. Caitlin Cotter Coillberg When I was a sophomore in college I did a maritime studies program based out of Mystic Seaport in Connecticut. As part of that program I joined with classmates on a research project studying the eating habits of cormorants — it was mostly very stinky work identifying… Read more »

Understanding Children’s Faith Development

Age Group Wonderings… Faith Development   Preschool Aged Child  Ages two to five         “Who made the trees?” The preschool child is the center of their own thinking. They learn about religion and faith through everyday life experiences and rituals. Receptive to spirituality, they are not afraid of “big questions” and are… Read more »

Other Programs for Families and Youth

Fabulous Fridays is a monthly social time when families and their children enjoy a meal, play a few games, enjoy an outing and otherwise build community.  Watch your weekly church email for information and to sign up to participate. Parents Plus is a weekly group that meets to discuss faith topics, parenting and includes not only… Read more »

Gifts of Stock

How to Make a Gift of Stock The Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara USSB welcomes gifts of stock for one-time donations or pledge payments. To complete such transfers simply follow the instructions and review the conditions detailed below. 1. Notify Erin Wilson, USSB Director of Administration, via e-mail at erin@ussb.org of what stock you are planning… Read more »

Ways to Give to USSB

There are many ways you can practice generosity! Make an online gift or donation Click here to be directed to our online merchant donation page. Make a contribution by Check or Cash Cash gifts can be submitted to the USSB Office and checks can be mailed or hand-delivered to the USSB Office. Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara Attn:… Read more »

Town Hall Meeting on Proposed Endowment & USSB Bylaws Revisions

Sunday, May 24th, 10:15-11:00am Town Hall Meeting on Endowment and USSB Bylaws Revisions USSB, Parish Hall Boards and ministers work together best when they know what their roles are. When they work well and  effectively together, everyone benefits!  Let’s the guesswork out of leadership responsibilities and how decisions get made, and empower all of us… Read more »

Town Hall Meeting on 2015-2016 FY Budget

Sunday, May 31st, 10:15-11:00am Town Hall Meeting on 2015-16 Fiscal Year Budget USSB, Parish Hall Staff and Leadership have been working to compile a 0-based budget that will fit the needs and priorities of our Congregation. Click here find out more about the budget for our coming Fiscal Year

Annual Meeting June 7

Sunday, June 7th, 12:30-1:30pm Annual Meeting of the Membership USSB, Parish Hall We hope you join us for our Annual Meeting of the Membership, to vote on USSB Bylaws Revision, Endowment Bylaws Revision, Annual Budget, Board of Trustee Members, and Nominating Committee Members. You can find more information on voting guidelines, ballot measures, Annual Meeting agenda,… Read more »