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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 June 26

    Our service topic this Sunday will be  Passing the Torch, by outgoing president Pam El-Dinary, with Worship Associate Ostara Hollyoak.  

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

  • Pathways

    This summer you are invited to walk the path toward self-knowledge.  On MondayJune 27, there will be part 4 of 5 on this Self-Assessment journey. Please join us from 7:00 - 8:30 P.M. for this search where you will explore What does it mean to feel loved…by an individual, family, or community? Does each person have a personal list of those requirements? 


    You can attend one or both of the remaining two meetings of this five part series.  One discussion is not dependent upon the rest. Being aware of these lessons leads to self-understanding and helps us grow.  Please join us for our 90 minute discussion on Monday, June 27th. You are welcome to bring a friend.


     Last Session of Pathways: Know Thyself 

    June 29.  Meeting 5: How Are You Viewed by Others?

  • - Interim Minister -

    The Interim Search Team is thrilled to announce that Rev. Robert Renjilian will be our interim minister this fall! We are excited to begin this new chapter of our church life. Get ready to welcome Rev. Bob on September 4 and hear his InGathering service on September 11.  Click on Interim Minister for more information.