|COVID-19 UPDATE: The Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara is complying with all Santa Barbara County and California State regulations regarding Covid-19. Our ability to have in-person events will depend largely on the current colored tier our county is in. You can always review the Santa Barbara County Public Health website to see the current status for indoor and outdoor events. Thank you for your understanding.|
Coming of Age
In this class, eighth graders reflect on their lives, their relationships, and their evolving spirituality. Teens participate in campouts, a vision quest, and weekly Sunday gatherings. They wrestle with beliefs about God, death and dying, and living an ethical life as they move from childhood to adulthood. The program culminates in a Coming of Age worship service for the whole congregation in May.
Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU)
In YRUU, high school students gather to explore and share their questions and answers about life, relationships, spirit, and social justice. Activities include campouts, retreats, social outings, guest speakers, worship, and involvement in church and community service projects. An annual mission trip is a highpoint of the year. When not under Covid-19 restrictions, YRUU meets on Sundays at 11:15 a.m. in the Blake Lounge. We can’t wait for you to join us!
Our Whole Lives
Our Whole Lives is a sexuality education program for youth that models and teaches caring, compassion, respect, and justice. It’s a holistic program that moves beyond the intellect to address the attitudes, values, and feelings that youth have about themselves and the world.
Unlike many other sexuality curricula currently available, this program is comprehensive and progressive. Although the curriculum was developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ, this volume is completely secular and free of specific religious doctrine or reference. However, the underlying values of the program reflect the justice oriented traditions of both denominations.
Please email Christina Boardman for our most current schedule.