Commuity members are invited to participate in a talk, Our Spiritual Connection to Mother Earth by Art Cisneros, a Chumash Elder, that explores who we are and why we are here, noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, March 8 at the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara parish hall, 1535 Santa Barbara St.

Presented by ECOFaith of Santa Barbara County, the talk focuses on the idea that: In the beginning, we all knew our existence depends on our relationship with everything in nature that sustains us. Everyone on Mother Earth gave thanks and offerings in reciprocity, to help create health, happiness, peace and harmony for everyone who lives here with us.

We all come from these “first ceremonies” around the world, these first spiritual connections.

For more information or to register directly, email Kenny Chism,, or Jeffrey Young,, or click here to register.