Sunday worship at 10:00am in the Sanctuary followed by Fellowship Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall

Services are also live streamed on the CHANNING YOU TUBE CHANNEL and available for viewing afterwards.

Sunday, November 6: What to do When the World had Gone Crazy         

Rev. Bill Zelazny

By nearly every objective measure, the world is a better place than it has ever been in modern history.  So, why does doesn’t it feel that way? It seems as though the world is spinning out of control.  People of all ages are saying and doing stupid things.  So is the world really worse, or is it just that we’re more aware of all of the bad things than ever before?  And, regardless of which it is, what can we do to make our lives seem less like we are living in the world of the Mad Hatter?  Let’s talk about this on the Sunday before the mid-term elections.

Sunday, November 13: Relationships are Essentially a Spiritual Matter

Rev. Bill Zelazny

We are about to enter the annual traditional six weeks with family and friends of merriment and congeniality or tension and potential minefields – the holidays where we are often with many people, some of whom get on our nerves. Let’s take a little while this Sunday morning to think about making and keeping healthy relationships, whether for the holidays or all year.

The second Sunday of the month is our Nonperishable foods collection for local food pantries.

The Social Action Committee (SAC) is pleased to announce our annual Brunch for the Bus will be held following church on Nov 13th.  Come enjoy a delicious brunch with all donations raised going to support bus transportation for four agencies serving the homeless, Lucy’s Hearth, McKinney Shelter, Housing Hotline and Turning  Around Ministries.

 Sunday, November 20: The Discipline and Ethics of Gratitude

Rev. Bill Zelazny

The Rev. Galen Geunerich, senior minister at All Souls Church (UU) in New York City, written that he has a problem with how we often define or describe Unitarian Universalism by emphasizing the secular concept of freedom and not believing in things that orthodox Christianity holds to be true. Rather, he thinks Unitarian Universalism should be defined and described by the term gratitude. Rev Bill thinks this is an interesting perspective and will explore this idea that our faith should be based on the religious idea of a discipline and ethic of gratitude for “all that is our life”

Sunday, November 27: Poetry: Emotions, Memories, Experience

Linda Beall & Others

Poetry expresses emotions, evokes memories, opens the heart to a spiritual or religious experience, or can draw a person into a sensory experience.  Last year’s poetry service on Thanksgiving weekend received so many nice comments that we wanted to do it again this year!  On this Sunday, members of the congregation will share their favorite poems and why those poems are meaningful to them.   Come to a Channing Church Sunday poetry fest.

Poetry readers are welcome. If you are interested in participating, contact Linda Beall