Worship Services 

Sunday, October 6: Rev. Bill Zelazny

Faith Needs Trust

A person’s faith is a way toward commitment and ultimately action.   But to live our one’s faith a person needs to have trust – trust in oneself, trust in others, trust in tomorrow, trust in the universe.  For some people that is easy, for others that is something very hard.   This Sunday Bill will look at the concept of trust and how it plays into a person’s faith.

Special Service!

Celebrating National Coming Out Day

Wednesday, October 9, 7:00pm, in the Sanctuary

Honor and celebrate who you are with music, singing and spoken words at a special interfaith service for the LGBTQ community and allies. A reception to follow in the Parish Hall.

Sunday, October 13: Rev. Lark d’Helen

From There to Here. . .   

. . . the round-abouts that brought a midwestern, conservative Baptist preacher’s daughter to a service marking National Coming Out Day at Channing Church.

The Rev. Dr. Lark d’Helen is currently striving to be retired-ish. She spent many years as a pastor, hospital chaplain, teacher of University students.  She served at Channing Memorial Church for two years. Lark is a Fellow in Death, Dying and Bereavement and works for Memorial Funeral Homes.  She lives with her spouse, Joyce, and amazing dog, Boomerang. 

Sunday, October 20: Rev. Bill Zelazny

Liberal Religious Mind-set: Being Deeply Religious and Fully Modern

Current politics have made the word “liberal” verbum non grata in many quarters, including our churches. We are afraid to use that word to identify Unitarian Universalism.  But we are, in religious lexicon, a “liberal” religion.  In his sermon, Rev. Bill will explore what religious liberalism means and how it orients us toward the world.

Sunday, October 27: Rev. Jeannette Bessinger

Celebrating the Light, Honoring the Dark

An Exploration of Diwali and All Hallow’s Eve

At this time of year, religious and pagan traditions have celebrated both the light and the dark for millennia.  Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, symbolizes the triumph of good over evil, of light over darkness. All Hallow’s Eve, popularly celebrated as Halloween, is a Christian holiday marking the eve of All Souls Day. Throughout human history, the ritual honoring of the light and the dark has helped us navigate life’s continual, often bewildering movement between brightness and bounty and darkness and loss with more ease and grace.