>

Social Action


Social Responsibility Calendar

 

Supper at the Westside Shelter, Catonsville

  • 4th Friday of the month
  • Where: West Side Shelter, 55 Wade Ave., Catonsville
  • Why:  A shopper is needed to buy and deliver groceries for the monthly meal using funds from three special congregational collections per year. 

 

 

 

Social Responsibility


 

Social Responsibility at Channing:  A Wheel of Social Justice and Opportunity

 

Serving Others:  Everyone's Job

 

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.  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. Our children's social justice ministry involves all ages in meaningful activities to support those in need. 

 

Please click the links below for more information.

 

Social Responsibility: Projects

 

Social Responsibility: Calendar

 

 

 

 

 

Social Responsibility: Where We've Been

 

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 serve the greater community, inspired by the Unitarian Universalist principle of justice, equity and compassion in human relations. 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.

 

Helping At Westside Shelter

 

Channing Memorial Church regularly provides meals, pantry items, and personal care items for  residents at the Westside Shelter, a men’s homeless shelter operated by the Community Assistance Network of Baltimore County. We also  visit the shelter to carol at the holidays, provide holiday cookies, or stuff chocolate in Valentine's Day cards made by children  in our Religious Education classes.

 

In addition, the congregation recognizes that the human spirit must also be fed. We  have also offered a book group for Westside residents. We have participated in fascinating discussions of both modern and classic literature.

 

 

 

   

Children's Social Justice Ministry

 

As an example of an emergency to which we responded quickly,  in November 2013 the congregation collected “care” kits to send to the Philippines after the devastating typhoon Haiyan.  Our “Loving Hearts, Helping Hands” children's ministry initiated this effort, and then packed in individual packages the supplies donated by the congregation.