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!


 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.



 Check out the insights you'll find in our sermons. 

Sermons Past and Future








 Want to Learn More About Unitarian Universalism?




Where we are:


Channing Memorial Church

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

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

View Map




  • Flower Communion on Sunday May 29

    On this day we have our Flower Communion and we say goodbye to our cherished minister Reverend Susan LaMar as she retires from Channing Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church.


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

  • Rev. LaMar's Last Channing Service - Sunday, May 29

    We welcome  all Channing members and friends to mark this very special day for a very special minister.  Your attendance is welcome and encouraged.


    "Treasure the Memories" - a sendoff for Reverend Susan LaMar.

    10 a.m.- 11 a.m. Service

    11:15-1:00 p.m.  Potluck (Bring finger foods to share)

  • Channing Men's Group

    Please join us on Thursday, June 2, from 10 A.M. - noon for some stimulating discussion.  The group will meet at the Bagel Bin in the Enchanted Forest shopping center.