An integral element of Channing as a Welcoming Congregation is Interweave, an active group for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) individuals and allies that works within the congregation on education, support and advocacy.
Our Social Action Committee works to enact the social justice and human rights aspirations of our congregation and the Unitarian Universalist Association’s principles through service, advocacy, education and political action, both locally and in the larger community. The Margit Baum Fund provides a resource for Channing to assist marginalized and economically disadvantaged individuals in Newport.
Our Learning Center provides for adult enrichment and education for Channing members and the larger community through lectures, discussions and field trips—part of our ongoing effort to seek the truth and grow in knowledge.
That’s not all that happens at Channing. There are spiritual exploration groups, fellowship and music events, social groups and community service programs and more. A reading of our monthly Catalyst newsletter furnishes a wealth of information about our activities.