03 Jan Summer
July 1st : Emerson’s Shadow,
Rev. Mandy Beal
Ralph Waldo Emerson is much revered in Unitarian Universalist congregations because of the important role he played in shaping our religious tradition. However, is it possible that some of his ideals might be holding us back?
July 8: Is God Just Another Guy? A Biological View of Religion
Dr. Margaret Polski
Dr. Margaret Polski looks at the evidence related to how the brain processes concepts of God, and offers us a chance to hear a sampling of “brain music.”
July 15: I Doubt It
Rev. Dr. Kathleen A. Green
The power of doubt can be an important part of the spiritual journey, wherever you may find yourself on the theological spectrum. Come and explore the connection between doubt, faith, and truth.
July 22: “If I Was Asked to Write an 8th UU Principle, It Would Be . .”
Capt. Tom Beall
Curious? Come find out my answer.
July 29: Everyday Happiness
August 5: Ram Mohan Roy: An Indian Unitarian?
Dr. Tom Howard
August 12: Wonder Woman 1942-2017, Nadia Comaneci and the Notorious RBG
Rev. Jeanette Bessinger
Anatomy of a cultural awakening
A profound transformation of beliefs about the social position, relative value and rights of women is taking place in our lifetime, both in ourselves as individuals and as a culture. This gradual awakening of consciousness is the result of a dynamic, ongoing interplay of individual and collective insights and actions. Wonder Woman’s 75-year evolution provides a unique lens for this unfolding, interactive, ultimately spiritual shift.
August 19: Silence
August 26: The Seven Principles: There is Theology Buried There
Rev. Bill Zelazny
The Unitarian Universalist’s seven Principles were once described as theology wrapped in ethical words. When we talk about our guiding principles we are really expressing profound theological positions on human kind and relationships. In this sermon Bill will explore the theological underpinnings of the Principles.
September 2: Sacred text and human values: Is there a connection, or are we all just cherry-pickers
Parking for Worship Services
Summer is busy in Newport! To make Sunday parking easier there are yellow maps available on the Sanctuary back table (next to the exit) showing parking spaces within walking distance of church. These spaces are available during the Sunday worship services only (ESPECIALLY AT THE ART MUSEUM!) . Don’t forget to put your map on your dashboard where it is clearly visible to identify you as a Channing Parishioner. Please note that parking is not allowed to us by the Elk’s lodge.