01 May May
Sunday, May 5: Lessons of Ramadan for Non-Muslims (and Muslims too)
Rev. William Zelazny
Observance by Muslim of the holy month of Ramadan will begin this evening. Ramadan is so central to Islam that it is considered one of the “five pillars” of the faith. While non-Muslims tend to only see this religious observance as a requirement for strict fasting, as with all great religions this Islamic ritual has lessons for all people. Bill invites us to learn about Ramadan this Sunday.
All are invited to join us in the Parish Hall at 11:30 this Sunday to hear more about “Vision 2025,” an exciting restoration and development plan for our sanctuary building. Find out what needs to be done, what our church will gain, and how we’ll pay for it. Ask your questions and get some answers.Here is the link to the report: Vision 2025: Campus Development Plan for Channing Memorial Church If you have time, please read it, and if you don’t, check out the FAQs at the end. We’ll begin right after fellowship, so come, hang onto your coffee mug and take a seat. We look forward to seeing you there!
Sunday, May 12: Open to Changing
Rev. William Zelazny
When a person decides to take on the task of mothering they must be willing to be curious and change. Many parents have told Bill that they really had no idea how much their life would change. “It wasn’t curiosity itself that killed the proverbial cat. What really got him in trouble was his inability to deal with the new situation. And when it comes to learning about new environments, curiosity is key,” says Kate Berardo, strategic development coach. On this Mother’s Day Bill will look at curiosity and change, not only for mothers (and fathers) but everyone.
This Sunday we will hold our annual Flower Ceremony. Everyone is invited to bring a flower (or perhaps a few) which we will gather before the service. At the end of the service everyone will be invited to take a different flower as a symbol of our sharing of the beauty of this congregation.
Sunday, May 19: Choir Sunday
May 19 is CHOIR SUNDAY!! This is Channing Choir’s annual service of beautiful music and inspirational thoughts. Always a favorite service, be sure to attend!
Sunday, May 26: Reflections on Memorial Day
Members of Channing Church
Each year the country honors its military veterans on this weekend. This Sunday several members of our congregation will share short reflections on how their military service shaped their lives.