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 conversation groups;
  • provide a stimulating religious education program for children; and
  • motivate beliefs and compassion into action to build a better world.


Sunday Worship and Fellowship

10 A.M.

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

We provide child care for infants and religious education for children and youth during worship services.


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Channing Memorial Church is a Welcoming Congregation. We welcome

everyone seeking a spiritual home regardless of religion, race, gender

or sexual orientation.



Our mission is to

invite seekers into spiritual community,
connect souls in mystery and wonder, and
ignite compassion into action.



Want to Learn More About Unitarian Universalism?





Channing Memorial Church

3230 Bethany Lane
Suites 3 & 4
Ellicott City, MD  21042
(410) 203-0474

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  • Men's Discussion Group

    More stimulating discussions on Thursday, May 1, from 11 A.M. - 1 P.M. with the men.  Bring a topic to discuss or just ask a question on a topic about which you've been thinking.

  • Drum Circle

    Come for the joy of drumming!  Friday, May 2, 7:00- 8:30 P.M.  No experience necessary.  Bring a drum or other percussion instrument if you have one.  If not, extras are available.

  • Joseph Campbell's The Power of Myth is coming on Monday, May 5, so stay tuned to this space for more information.

  • Contemplative Conversations

    What can an ancient tale of wisdom say to you?  With guided meditation & discussion, you can experience a spiritual deepening with a small group of sharing UUs. 7:30 - 9:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 7.

  • Ethics for Our Time 

    This course is about the ethics choices we make as we navigate life.  Please join us as ALL are welcome.  Next session is Wednesday, May 14, 7 - 9 P.M.  This six-session course is designed to elicit thought, reflection, and discussion about how we integrate our spirituality, or theology, with our ethics as we navigate through life.  Rather than beginning from a particular code of ethics, we will examine where such codes originate, and then explore how they can help shape our decision-making (or not!).