Welcome to . . .

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!


Here you will join with others whose spiritual journeys call them to:

  • derive a spiritual center from Jewish and Christian roots as well as personal experience and reason;
  • draw on myths and traditions of other cultures and religions;
  • 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 your spiritual journey with adult and youth conversation groups;
  • provide a stimulating religious education program for children; and
  • motivate beliefs and compassion into action to build a better world.


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Everyone 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.



 Come and explore the March theme of enthusiasm 

 with us.








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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 on March 1


    Theme: Enthusiasm

    Title:  Ashes to Ashes: The Circle of Our Lives

    By:  Michael Brown,  UU Seminarian and guest preacher


    New to UU  class noon to 2 P.M.

  • Discussion of Paul Rasor's book "Reclaiming Prophetic Witness: Religious Liberalism in the Public Square"

    Second meeting of Friday group on Friday Mar. 6 at 1:00 pm.  First meeting of Saturday group on Saturday March 7 at 9:30 a.m. Call/email Ken H or Diana M for more information.

  • Contemplative Conversations

    What can an ancient tale of wisdom say to you?  With guided meditation & discussion, find spiritual

    deepening with a small group.  Please join us from 7:30 - 9:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 4.

  • Channing Men's Group

    Please join the men on Thursday, March 5th,  11 a.m. - 1 p.m. We are meeting at Paul G's house to view the Valentine Road video about Larry King.

  • "Two Who Dared: The Sharps’ War”

    Another Date Change:

    Channing will show the film after services on Sunday, March 22.  If you missed the initial showing,  take the time for this viewing.  The film tells the story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, a Unitarian minister and his wife, whose bold life threatening mission in Europe helped save imperiled Jews, dissidents, and refugees at the onset of World War II.