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Ellicott City, Maryland

Sermons from January 2021

Liberation Theology: Creating a Way

By the Rev. Jane Smith at Channing Memorial Church in Ellicott City, Md. “Today we engage with those who do not find the holy in the ornate but instead who find the holy in the suffering. In the marginalized. Today we learn about Liberation Theology – a theology with Christian roots, created by those suffering from oppression. Partnered with this is Womanist…

Imagination of Pandemic Proportions

This Sunday we explore what lessons a global pandemic can teach us about Imagination. How can we use imagination to cope with challenging times? And how can we use challenging times to spark imagination?    (By Pam El-Dinary, Worship Associate)

Justice, Freedom and a Nonviolent Revolution

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called for justice and freedom for all in his work in the civil rights movement. He imagined a nonviolent revolution – a revolution that required active resistance, not passivity. That worked to convert, not defeat; that served to be against evil, not against persons; that respected the dignity of each person. As we reflect on the…

From Stillness to Imagination

In December we rounded off our year with an exploration of what it means to be a people of Stillness. Turning the page on the calendar year, we also turn our attention to January’s theme of Imagination. Join us this coming Sunday as we cross the bridge from Stillness to Imagination. (By Ostara Hollyoak, Worship Associate)