This Sunday is Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. It seems fitting that we take time on this Sunday to reflect on the window in our sanctuary with the most troubling legacy: Thomas Jefferson. How do we … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Julia Hamilton
“Ambitious people climb, but faithful people build.”
– Julia Ward Howe
Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910) was a poet, abolitionist, suffragist, and peace activist, who threw her talents into the work of building a better, freer world.
This is the sixth installment of our “Window Series” — taking a … read more.
Bring a flower to share this Sunday, as we celebrate our Flower Communion. This beloved annual ritual honors the way our community is made more beautiful by the presence of each and every person, and how even in the midst of hardship, love and beauty … read more.
The Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara is beautiful, but not just because we have a nice building across the street from a gorgeous park. The radiance comes from within – from the human beings gathered here who shine their love out for all to … read more.
Our relationship to the concept of “mothering” is multi-faceted and complex. This Sunday, we will be recognizing the joys, sorrows, and complexities that come with this holiday, and sharing about one facet that is often overlooked: Birth Mothers (also called biological mothers or first … read more.
We humans seem to have a spiritual longing for wholeness in a broken-hearted world. Approaching our anti-racism work as an outgrowth of that longing for wholeness transforms it from a “task for a sub-committee” into a spiritual practice for the whole congregation. UUs across … read more.
In our response to the climate crisis, we are moving from “conservation” towards an environmental justice model. As we celebrate Earth Day, how do we move beyond a simple appreciation of the beauty of our environment and into a deeper awareness of our kinship with … read more.
Easter is here—Springtime, renewal, bunnies and eggs, birds and flowers . . . but these arrive after winters of loss, hibernation, and self-reflection. How do we resurrect a Hallelujah?
The April 17 service will take place both in-person and online.
Masks are required in the sanctuary. … read more.
“And every one ‘neath their vine and fig tree
Shall live in peace and unafraid.”
This is the Passover vision—of a liberated world, where everyone feels at home and at peace. How can we be inspired by this vision of peace in a war-torn … read more.
March 31 is Transgender Day of Visibility, and with all the recent political attacks against trans lives, it is more critical than ever that we affirm loudly and proudly that people of all genders and gender expressions are beautiful and sacred. We will not … read more.