Our community manifests itself in many ways! From Yoga classes to our community garden, from book groups to dinners, from the labyrinth to our music offerings -- St. Michael's offers many ways to connect, to get involved, to be together.
St. Mike's hosts two 12-step meetings throughout the week: Thursdays 8-9pm and Saturdays 7-8:30pm. Note that the schedule of these groups during the summer months may vary. Group meetings are generally held in the Little House lounge (adjacent to the chapel).
St Mike's is blessed to have two bunny companions. Albert (black and white) and Ms Nibbles (brown) are a matched pair. They like hopping, eating greens, and lounging in their pen.
A select group of people are designated caretakers of our beloved bunnies. This opportunity is available to students, non-students, experienced bunny trainers, and all lovers of God's creation. If you a…Read More »
Every Sunday of the school year after church, St. Mike's hosts a special 12:30 PM brunch in the Little House for UCSB and SBCC students struggling with issues of food insecurity. To learn more about this effort known as the "Café Picasso" program, including the opportunity to provide part of a prepared home-cooked meal or item for our student food pantry, email interns Monica an…Read More »
Monday through Friday 7-8am.
Join this faith sharing small group for people of all ages that meets monthly. Email Lillian Palermo ([email protected]) for more information.
Join us for a service celebrating the life and legacy of St. Francis of Assisi. Bring your animals or pictures of animals for a blessing. Bring anything that helps you connect with God and neighbor in nature (e.g. surfboards, bicycles, backpacks) or anything that empowers you to live into Francis’ call:
“Preach the gospel at all times—if necessa…
Join us for this spirituality book group which meets once a month before the morning service at 9:15am. Check the calendar for the next meeting. Books and summaries can be found on the back table in the chapel. Speak to Sally Hall ([email protected]) more information about the group. All are invited to join in - whether of not you've read the text!
Join us on Wednesday mornings at 7am at the corner of Del Playa and Camino Majorca. All levels of experience are welcome!
Surfing and Spirituality invites students to engage their love of nature and neighbor with their love of God. Every week, we explore different spiritual practices in order to delve more deeply into how surfing itself can be a spiritual practice. Whether you a…Read More »
Take a leadership position in our community garden by developing a series of projects that embody 3 components: Art, Education, & Community. 5-10 hrs/week. stipend provided *Send us an email to inquire more about these internship positions.
This no host luncheon for Episcopal faculty, staff and graduate students typically takes place once or twice a quarter. This is a wonderful way for Episcopalians on campus to get to know one another and to share a bit about their work and spiritual lives with each other. Please email our administrator if you wish to receive an invitation and be placed on the listserv.
Mindfulness on Mondays is a meditation group that is held on Mondays on 7 - 8:15 pm in the St. Mike's Chapel. The group offers carefully guided Mindfulness meditation, Loving Kindness and Compassion meditation along with talks and discussion. Weekly free group meditation sittings. Led by Radhule Weininger, Ph.D., who practices psychotherapy and teaches Mindfulness Meditation. Sh…Read More »
St. Michael's partners with the St. Brigid's Fellowship to offer a weekly meal for the homeless on the chapel lawn. The dinner takes place before dusk on Monday evenings. For more information and to volunteer email Diana Kennett ([email protected]).
Progressive Christian Students gather over a home cooked meal for conversation with invited guests and other student groups on a range of topics related to faith, peace & justice and spiritual practice. Join us for good food, conversation and friendship. Sponsored by Episcopal, Presbyterian, Lutheran, United Methodist and UCC campus ministries @ UCSB. All students or area young a…Read More »
Join the garden community! Sixteen raised bed plots on our property are available on a first come first served basis for those in the community who wish to grow organic vegetables, fruits and flowers. Email us ([email protected]) to inquire about garden plot availability. Cost of a plot includes a $15 non refundable one time deposit plus $5/month to help offset water costs…Read More »
Walk our student-designed labyrinth located behind the chapel next to the little parking lot. You can learn more about using a labyrinth as a meditation tool here.
People of all backgrounds in the community are invited to join a Zen meditation circle in the chapel Wednesday evenings. We will sit with moment to moment awareness, practise walking meditation and contemplate change and emptiness. Dress in comfortable, (preferably) dark clothing and bring your friends! Led by Zen practitioner Kim DeBacco ([email protected]). Every Wednesda…Read More »