Sunday Services

10:00am: Live Zoom Worship/ 10:30am: Live Zoom Fellowship

The Worship Service will also be live streamed on Channing’s YouTube channel:   YOUTUBE Channing Memorial Church Newport RI and will be available for viewing afterwards. 

10:45am: Channing Chimes Play, listen from Touro Park (masked and socially distanced)

December 6: Four Spiritual Paths

Rev. Bill Zelazny

Unitarian Universalist minister, Peter Tufts Richardson, identified four primary paths through which people express their spirituality.  People’s psychological make-up tends to drawn them to a particular path. Bill will explore the core elements of each type of spiritual journey and will look at why one path feels more right than with another for individuals.

This is our Fun First Sunday and Bill invites us to show each other our most meaningful holiday decoration.

December 13: Music and Spirituality

Lois Vaughan

Jazz pianist Lois Vaughan will talk and play about her personal experiences with spirituality and music.

This is Channing’s Community Service Second Sunday for which we collect non-perishable foods and other items to be taken to a local food pantry. Donations can be dropped off at the Channing House front door on Friday, December 11, before noon or on Sunday morning before noon. 

December 20: Holiday Lessons and Carols

Janet Grant, Rev. Bill Zelazny, and Guests

A celebration of the Holidays with words and music. Music by the Newport String Project, Janet Grant and Channing Church members.  Readings for the season presented by Rev. Bill and several Channing Church members.  We will also exercise our voices by singing some Christmas carols.

December 24: A Quiet Christmas Eve

Bill and Channing Church staff will present an informal Christmas Eve service to be broadcast on YouTube, with the reading of the traditional nativity story, candle lighting and carols.  Carol lyrics will be sent out by email ahead of time. 


December 27: And on the Seventh Day They Rested

An opportunity for everyone to sleep in late on a Sunday.  There is no service on Sunday, December 27.  

Holiday Chiming

Christmas Eve:  3:00-4:00pm, Cynthia Skelton and Janna Pederson Chiming

 Christmas Day: 11:00am-11:45am, Christine Ariel and Linda Beall Chiming

 Please stop and listen, masked and socially distanced, from in and around Touro Park.