Welcome to Channing Memorial Church, a congregation that believes everyone matters, everyone has the freedom to express their faith in the way that is right for them, and everyone has something important to contribute. As a Unitarian Universalist congregation, we proclaim a life-affirming faith that lifts us to greater awareness of who we are and what we can become.
No matter where a person is in their life journey, they’ll find at Channing Memorial Church opportunities to grow, get connected and give back to the community.
Come! Experience spiritual growth, new relationships, and make a positive impact on others.
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Sunday service is at 10:00 a. m. in the Church Sanctuary and Fellowship Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall following the service are important elements in Channing Memorial Church life. All people are welcomed just as they are as they come through our door.
All ages gather together for the first portion of the Sunday service. Religious Education (RE) is offered for children ages four to thirteen in the Parish Hall. Children four and younger are invited to spend the entire church service with their families in the sanctuary or in our Childcare Room in the Parish Hall.
May Worship Services
Sunday, May 7
Happiest People Give More, Not Get More
Christine Laudon and Rev. Bill Zelazny
Research has shown that service has physical, emotional, as well as spiritual benefits for people. Service changes people. It refines, purifies, gives a finer perspective, and brings out the best in each one of us. Service is the expression of true charity. Chris and Bill will discuss the practical and spiritual benefits of volunteering. We will also honor the members of our congregation who have volunteered in many ways this past year to help our church function and connect with the larger world.
Sunday, May 14
Parenting is Applied Spirituality
Rev. Bill Zelazny
On this Mother’s Day Sunday Bill will look at parenting with a focus on the spiritual aspect of this great calling and how we, whether we have children of not, can be spiritual parents to others.
Sunday, May 21
“My favorite service of the year!”. “I always feel so uplifted”. “So much joy and so much beautiful music!”. These are just a few of the comments the Choir hears after each year after the Choir Sunday service. Be sure to attend Church on May 21 when the Channing Choir presents its annual service of beautiful music and inspirational thoughts and readings. You will hear music from the Classics, the Romantics, Gospel, Broadway, Disney and the Beatles. You’ll be glad you came!
Sunday, May 28Reflection on Memorial Day
Rev. Bill Zelazny
Each May, the United States celebrates a day called Memorial Day. The word “honor” is regularly used in speeches on Memorial Day. Bill has been thinking about honor and what it means, especially when people are politically and emotionally divided. On Sunday, he will reflect on the meaning of Memorial Day and honor.