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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 Rev. Robert Renjilian.

Click here for more information about Rev. Bob.








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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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  • Sunday Service  Feb. 26th - "Held by a Mission"

     By Reverend David Pyle, Central East Region, UUA.   All are welcome.  At Channing Memorial Church at 10:00 a.m. on February 26th.


    Workshop to follow at 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. We will explore Channing's identity with Rev. Pyle, and the world we want to create. 

  • Conversations for Change about  racial justice with Jamelle Bouie,  chief political correspondent for Slate magazine.   At Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, Thursday, March 2,  6-8 p.m.  Register at:  conversationsforchange.