Worship Services 


Sunday,  March 4: Like Flowers-Individual and Community

Rev. Bill Zelazny

In a few weeks the daffodil beds will be blossoming in Newport.  I think they are magnificent – all those individual flowers making a beautiful garden, a community of flowers, if you will. This Sunday, Bill will look at the importance of the individual, who is like the individual flower, unique and beautiful, and the importance of the individual in community, where the individual adds their unique qualities to create beauty of a different kind.

Daylight Savings Time Begins! 

Sunday, March 11: Planning for the Unthinkable and Inevitable! 

Guest Minister: Rev. Dr. Lark d’Helen

What makes it so hard to plan for death?  We will discuss how to have those talks of a lifetime and to put our lives in order for those beyond our lives.

Sunday,  March 18: A Gutsy and Complicated Act: Proclaiming “#MeToo”

Rev. Bill Zelazny

1 in 6 women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape. 1 in 33 men has been in the victim of an attempted or completed rape. 65% of women and 25% of men report having experienced street harassment.  It is empowering for a person to self-declare “Me Too”.  It is also complicated for the individual and society.  On this Sunday in the middle of Women’s History month, Bill is going to step into a potential minefield to explore this history-making social phenomenon.

Following the service there will be a “Talk About” in the Channing Fireplace Room to discuss this societal issue. 


Sunday, February 25: This is Our Story -The Haggadah

Guest Minister: Rev. Claire Bamberg

In this time of 23 & me and Ancestry.com, and at an age when exploring one’s roots carries more interest, my parents went searching. What they found took our family on a journey to spiritual roots that bore new meaning. This journey is our journey. Come, let’s begin the Passover experience together!


The Rev. Dr. Claire Bamberg, LMFT, PCC is no stranger to Channing. She is delighted to be returning. An ordained minister, licensed mental health professional, certified mediator and Certified Professional Coach, Claire uses sacred and secular texts, story and song to weave the service theme throughout the morning’s experience. She lives in Connecticut and works all over the nation as a consultant and coach.