Channing Unitarian Universalist Church

45 Webster Street
Rockland, Massachusetts 02370
Worship and Religious Education 10:00am Sunday

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The members of Channing Church welcome you to our web-site. We are located in Rockland, Massachusetts, a small town between Boston and Cape Cod. Find out who we are. Join us on Facebook


After many meetings, much reading and significant discussion we have found our new Sunday Preacher!

Please join us in welcoming Gwendolyn Howard, D.Min, MSW, LICSW to Channing Church!

Gwendolyn Howard is from Providence, Rhode Island– originally from the midwest.

She is currently employed as a therapist, an adjunct professor at Johnson & Wales, and Community Minister at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Providence.

She has taught philosophy, psychology, world religions, and ethics on the college level, is a clinical social worker, providing therapy and guidance for individuals, families and groups.

Her sermons are compelling, heartwarming and smart. She will cause us to think and feel, deeply!

In her spare time, she likes to read, likes all kinds of music except pop country, enjoys exploring microbreweries, and watches obscure independent films. She also has a great sense of humor – she wrote: “I play the tuba, and a sense of humor is mandatory for such an instrument”.

Channing Church, a Unitarian Universalist Church located at 45 Webster Street, Rockland, MA is a welcoming and active congregation supporting the Rockland community for over 130 years. For more information about Channing Church, please find us on Facebook at To learn more about Unitarian Universalist beliefs, philosophies, history and contributions locally, nationally and globally, please visit

Please also note that Channing Church is now handicap accessible.

Channing Church offers its members a rich children’s religious education program, a fun and focused youth program, and a wide variety of adult education programs throughout the congregational year. Additionally, Church members organize multiple fund raising events directly benefiting the local community including a monthly musical Coffee House, Yard and Bake Sales, Holiday Fairs, Plant Sales, and the Annual Chocolate Auction. Channing Church also participates in a variety of organized community and fund raising events such as the annual Rockland Stroll and the Walk for Hunger. These events support local community organizations such as the food pantry and the ongoing good works of the Channing Church.

Please join us in 2014 as Channing Church enters its 131st year of service to our community. Sunday services begin at 10:00 a.m. and includes coffee hour from 11:00 a.m. to noon. Everyone is welcome regardless of race, creed, color, sexual or social orientation. For questions or information about membership or events, please contact Channing Church at 781-878-0650.

Important info!

  • Gardening for the Rockland Food Pantry
  • Blue Moon Coffee House Web Site

    Peace Quilt made by the children of Channing Church

  • Channing Church Affirmation

    Love is the doctrine of this church
    The quest for truth is its sacrament
    And service is its prayer.
    To dwell together in peace;
    To seek knowledge in Freedom;
    To serve humanity in fellowship;
    To the end that all souls shall grow
    Into harmony with the divine.
    Thus do we covenant with each other
    And with God.