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Ellicott City, Maryland

Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility at Channing:  Social Justice and Opportunity

At Channing Memorial Church, we believe that all have a responsibility to serve the community around us. We actively promote social responsibility in many ways. We recognize that we are all connected, one to another, within our congregation and throughout the world, and that no individual is worth less as a human being because he does not have a job or a home.

 We move outward from the congregation to serve the greater community, inspired by the Unitarian Universalist principle of justice, equity and compassion in human relations.    We work to support multicultural community through the principles embodied in our 8th Principle Resolution.  Members of Channing Memorial Church give time and money in a variety of ways to support persons in need in the Howard and Baltimore County communities.

Channing Social Justice Team

The Channing Social Justice Team offers our members, friends, youth and children many opportunities to make “good trouble,” to work for justice, to make a difference in the world, and to live our values and our UU Principles.  Check out this website for much more information on the church’s social justice activities.

Adopt a Drain Project

Channing has adopted, and sponsored financially, two drains near the church office on Park Avenue with the Howard County EcoWorks Adopt a Drain project. Keeping these drains clear helps to prevent flooding in Old Ellicott City after heavy rainstorms.  More information about this project may be found at: https://www.howardecoworks.org/adopt-a-drain

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Channing offers financial support for NAMI – Howard County. Speakers from NAMI have come to broaden our awareness, educate us and discuss with us the challenges of mental health issues.