Service Information

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.

Theme for March : Wisdom

March 1

“Sugar on Snow” | Rev. Julia Hamilton
In Hartland, Vermont, the First Universalist Church has a unique annual celebration: “Sugar on Snow” Sunday, where maple syrup is poured over the freshly fallen snow for a sweet treat. While we here in Santa Barbara may not have much snow, the idea of finding something sweet in the midst of a long winter can still resonate. What does our Universalist heritage have to teach us about Love in a cold world?

March 8

“Wisdom & Music” | Choral Director Ken Ryals
It is so easy to compartmentalize music today. Our music is often perceived as performance but church music is different. All good things need to be acknowledged but sometimes I want the congregation to bask in the feeling that makes us want to applaud. Wisdom and music are not as easy as listening to the words. Sometimes we have to listen deeper.

March 15

“Social Distancing” | Rev. Julia Hamilton

It’s what’s been recommended in response to the coronavirus, and why we are not holding hands at the end of the service. But what does it mean for us to be a welcoming congregation in a world of social distance? How do we connect in these days of separation and alienation? Join Rev. Julia online for our live Facebook streaming at 10:00 a.m.

March 22

Join Rev. Julia online for our live Facebook streaming at 10:00 a.m.

March 29

Join Rev. Julia online for our live Facebook streaming at 10:00 a.m.

This Sunday, we will be trying something new! We will be hosting our service in our “Virtual Sanctuary” on Zoom! You can follow this link at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday and join us:

We will also be live-streaming to Facebook (on our main USSB page) but sometimes the Facebook stream has been spotty, so we are hoping this will provide a stable alternative if the live-stream is not working. Click through anytime between 10 and 10:30 to join our service! Followed by a virtual coffee hour for conversation and connection. See you then!

Meeting ID: 487 192 554

Call-in number:1-669-900-6833

Or join us for our livestream on Facebook. If you miss the service or have trouble connecting live, the video will be available soon after the service concludes on our Facebook video archive page and will be posted here, too!

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