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!


Become part of a community

whose spiritual paths call them to:

  • Gather for fellowship, prayer, music, silence and a sermon during Sunday worship;
  • Explore the meaning of the “big questions”, 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 discussion groups;
  • Provide stimulating religious education for children and youth.

Our 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.



We are Unitarian Universalists, people of many backgrounds who have different beliefs, but shared values. Get to know us in this short animated video. Click here: UUA "We are Unitarian Universalists"








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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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Upcoming Events

  • Sunday Service on July 23 at 10:00 a.m.- Our sermon topic, "A Conversation on Race", will be co-presented by Channing Worship Associate Jodi Davidson and special guest Pastor Derren Thompson.  All are welcome. 

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  • Quest Discussion Forum

    Bring your spirit to Quest, an adult discussion group.  Join us on Wednesday, July 19, from 7:00 - 8:30 P.M. We will discuss "Creating Community Across Difference  Bring a friend.  No charge.  Everyone is welcome here.