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Christmas Eve Services

Rev. Julia will be leading two online services from our beautiful candle-lit Sanctuary at the Unitarian Society. You are invited to join us from home—feel free to wear your Christmas best or join us in your pajamas!

Christmas Eve On Zoom: tinyurl.com/UnitarianSocietyChristmas

Zoom Meeting ID: 925 4467 7539

Facebook video: www.facebook.com/unitariansocietysantabarbara/videos/

5:00 PM: Lessons & Carols

The choir will sing, the candles will glow, and the story of Christmas will be shared—virtually! Rev. Julia Hamilton (USSB) and Rev. Nica Eaton-Guinn (Chalice UU in Thousand Oaks) are bringing our congregations together for this special evening. Music from the USSB and Chalice combined choir, along with carols to sing along to at home. Join us for this classic Christmas Eve service—don’t forget your candles for “Silent Night.”

8:00 PM: Jazz Christmas

Our beloved late-night service is online! Join Rev. Julia and our jazz combo to put a little swing into the season and bring some joy into our hearts. Dim the lights, light some candles, sing along at home and let the warmth of community hold you close this Christmas Eve.

Winter Vespers

Wednesday, December 16 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM

Restore your spirit with an hour of music, readings, and time for quiet reflection. Join the UU ministers from our area (including Rev. Julia Hamilton and USSB Minister Emeritus Ken Collier) as we gather for a special winter service. No Christmas carols—just good company, wise words, and beautiful music. Turn your lights down, get comfortable, and let the quiet glow of candlelight create a sanctuary wherever you are. In collaboration with our local UU congregations: Live Oak in Goleta, USSB, Ventura, Santa Paula, and Chalice in Thousand Oaks. Vespers service link: zoom.us/j/92577302445


Sunday services at 10:00 am online only

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” and you can use this Zoom link to join our service, or watch live on Facebook. Afterward, we host a virtual coffee hour for conversation and connection. Use the same Zoom link and join us in our breakout chat rooms.

If you miss the service or have trouble connecting live, we post all videos on our Service Audio & Video page and they’re also archived on YouTube and Facebook.

Sunday Services in December: Advent, Hanukkah, Solstice

Three Sundays, three different holidays that celebrate light in the darkness. Services led by Rev. Julia Hamilton.

Sunday, December 6: “Advent: Awaiting the Light”

Sunday, December 13: “Hanukkah: Sustaining the Flame”

Sunday, December 20: “Solstice: Welcoming the Sun”

Sunday, December 27: “A Year of Good Things”
Service led by Anna Fortner & Kir Zecher
Every Sunday for a year we have collected and reflected on the Good Things in our midst. We had no idea how important this practice would become when we started it in January! Join us for this service as we look back on what the year has brought us, even in the midst of all the hardship.

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