Connection Circles

Sessions offered February through June and September through January. Contact Carol Schwyzer ( or Becky Blake ( for more information about joining a Connection Circle group.

These small groups create meaningful connections with other folks in our congregation. Together groups reflect on a different theme each month, using a practice of deep and respectful sharing and listening, which creates a safe, confidential, and welcoming space. Each group is guided by a facilitator and meets twice monthly. In person or online – we have two ways to gather! Join us for our next session, meeting twice a month. Each meeting is an hour and a half long. 

Journaling Hour: Journaling as a Spiritual Practice

Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:00 PM on Zoom. Contact Director of Religious Education, Charla Bregante at to join.

The journaling hour is a way to carve out time and space to write with intention in the comfort of your own home, while in the company of other writers. Journaling Hour is not about the finished product. There is no requirement or expectation to create something finished and polished. This time is about the process of being fully present, mindful noticing, and writing about what comes up for you. 

Good Things Growing

A speaker series that explores what’s right with our Santa Barbara community in a wide variety of sectors including social justice, environmental, the arts, business, and more. Open to the whole community. Check out the events calendar or contact Charla Bregante for the date of our next Good Things Growing event.

More About Adult Religious Exploration

Opportunities for adult classes and affinity groups are always opening and evolving. Do you have a class or group you might want to offer? We’d love to hear your ideas. Contact Director of Religious Exploration Charla Bregante at for an up-to-date list of offerings, or visit the events calendar to find out what’s going on this week.