We are proud to be of service to Edmond and North Oklahoma City. Nestled back in a serene and wooded pastoral setting, Channing has a more homey feel to it than that of most traditional churches. Entering through its kitchen door is more like walking into someone's home. And to many of its members, it is a home away from home.
Unitarian Universalists (UUs) believe in complete but responsible freedom of speech, thought, belief, faith, and disposition. We believe that each person is free to search for his or her own personal truth on issues like the existence, nature, and meaning of life, deities, creation, and afterlife. UUs can come from any heritage, have any sexual orientation, and hold beliefs from a variety of cultures or religions.
Concepts about deity are diverse among UUs. Some believe that there is no god (atheism); others believe in many gods (polytheism). Some believe that God is a metaphor for a transcendent reality. Some believe in a female god (goddess), a passive god (Deism), a Christian god, or a god manifested in nature or one which is the "ground of being". Some UUs reject the idea of deities and instead speak of "universal spirit" or "reverence for life". Unitarian Universalists support each person's search for truth and meaning in concepts of deity. We like to use a Wizard of Oz analogy: all the characters are on one path but each is in search of something different. Channing’s members don’t just talk the talk; we are constantly learning how to walk it. Channing's members and friends also host a variety of activities. We are involved in supporting the civil liberties of the GLBT community.
Our choir blends their voices to bring us beautiful music for our Sunday service.
And our members frequently find an excuse to congregate outside of church just to enjoy each other's company at get-togethers like barbecues and house parties.
Channing is a wonderful place full of both spiritual and human values, and warm, caring friends.