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 Channing Memorial Church Unitarian Universalist, where the focus is on the question, not the answer. If you are searching for a religious community to which you can bring your whole self, and are open to being challenged spiritually, this congregation may be for you!


 Join with a community whose spiritual paths call them to:


  • Gather for fellowship, prayer, music, silence and a sermon during Sunday morning worship;
  • Explore the meaning of the “big questions” in a complex world, such as the reconciliation of religion and science, the nature of humanity and the existence of God;
  • Nurture companionship on their journeys with adult and youth conversation groups;
  • Provide a stimulating religious education program for children and youth;
  • Live out our Unitarian Universalist Principles


Channing's Vision: We are a church of liberal religious worship that:

  • Inspires its members on their spiritual journeys,
  • Derives a common spiritual center from Jewish and Christian roots while drawing inspiration from other world religions, 
  • Promotes religious education for all ages,
  • Creates a welcoming, supporting, and caring community,  
  • Works together to build a better world.


“Our mission is to invite seekers into spiritual community, connect souls in mystery and wonder, and ignite compassion into action.”


  Welcoming Congregation Rainbow RibbonEveryone is welcome at Channing Memorial Church.




Sunday Worship and Fellowship at 10 A.M.


Welcome newcomers! For more about our worship service, click here.


Child care for infants and religious education for children and youth is provided during worship services.



Meet Interim Minister Bob Renjilian - First service in September

More information at:   Interim Minister








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Where we are:


Channing Memorial Church

3220 Corporate Court
Suite C
Ellicott City, MD  21042
(410) 203-0474

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  • Service on Sunday August 28

    Our sermon topic this Sunday will be "Taking Off the Mask - Being Pagan at Channing Memorial."  Presented by Deanna Grabelle and Worship Associate Ostara Hollyoak.

    Services are from  10 A.M. - 11 A.M. Visitors are always welcome. 

  • Channing Men's Group

    Please join us on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 10 A.M. - noon to join our interim minister, Rev. Renjilian, in some group discussion.  Spread this notice to your friends.  


    The meeting will be held at Channing.  Hope to see you then!

  • - Interim Minister -

    Rev. Robert Renjilian will be our interim minister this fall! Get ready to welcome Rev. Bob the evening of Sept. 7th and hear his InGathering service on September 11.  You may now reach Rev. Bob via email using This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Click on Interim Minister for more information.                             

  • Summer Services at Channing

    During the summer months, join us for worship services at our regular time, 10:00 a.m. on Sundays.  Our worship associates will provide lay-led services, often in partnership with other lay leaders. Children are welcome at our Sunday services.