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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.



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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 May 8

    On this Sunday our sermon is "The Mystery of Beauty" presented by Reverend Susan LaMar.   Our sermon theme for May is Beauty.  


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

  • Drop-in  “Teas”

    You are invited to drop by the church at any of the following times for an informal chat with Reverend Susan as her departure date approaches. Light refreshments will be served.


    Friday, May 13 @ 5 PM

    Saturday, May 21 @ noon

  • Union Sunday – First Unitarian Church of Baltimore

    May 1st, 4 PM

    Rev. Susan will be the speaker this year at the annual commemoration of Rev. Channing’s sermon on “Unitarian Christianity.” The title of her sermon will be “Above the Harbor: Religious Freedom Rings.” The sermon will explore a dimension of Channing’s famous 1819 sermon not previously recognized – the Roman Catholic/Unitarian connection. 

    Jillian Finnamore will sing the soprano solo from "Panis Angelicus" with a full choir behind her.  

  • Attention Members: Annual Congregational Meeting

    After worship service on Sunday, May 22, the annual meeting will be held.  Review budget, vote for leaders, explore plans and definitely celebrate the past year.


  • 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)