SEPTEMBER

Sunday, September 3: Rev. Tom Schade

Our Golden Calf: The mechanism of injustice in contemporary America.  

Rev. Tom Schade returns to lead his third service at Channing.  Rev. Schade retired in 2012 after serving for 13 years as minister of First Unitarian Church of Worcester, and lives in Providence.


Sunday, September 10: Rev. Bill Zelazny

Creating a “WE”

This is In-gathering Sunday and what better way is there than to take a look at who we are in our faith tradition and congregations.  Yes, Unitarian Universalism is the religious home for fiercely independent individuals, free to explore and follow their own spiritual paths.  However, it is also all about community. Bill will discuss building and maintaining community, our “we”, while also honoring our belief in radical individualism in religious expression.

As part of this service we will conduct our traditional water ceremony. All are invited to bring a small container of water from a place of importance to you—home, vacation site, hiking trail—to blend with the water of other Channing members to represent the forming of our special community.

The annual congregation potluck picnic will follow the service  


Sunday, September 17: Rev. Bill Zelazny

We Were That, But Now We are Different

This sermon continues Bill’s exploration of Unitarianism Universalism that started with his August 27 sermon. Unitarianism has experienced several theological paradigm shifts. Bill will look at the five major theological paradigms that guided Unitarianism during the past 200 years.

Channing Community Fair (after the service): Meet the many faces of the the Channing community, sample a few delicious snacks, and join in to add your skills and talents to the mix of activities, service, and programs that make up the “we” of Channing Memorial Church.


Sunday, September 24: Rev. Bill Zelazny & Irene Glasser

Let us celebrate Rosh Hashanah  

Channing member Irene Glasser and Rev Bill will lead the service in honor of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Join us through music and words as we greet the year 5778 and wish for a sweet New Year for ourselves and for peace for the world. Our fellowship following the service will feature some Jewish pastries that are traditional for Rosh Hashanah.