Channing Unitarian Universalist Church

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

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September 15, 2012

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 120 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

Channing Church welcomes our new Sunday Minister, Reverend Danielle Dibona, to lead the congregation on alternating Sundays through mid June, 2013. Reverend Dibona brings over twenty years of ministry experience in the Unitarian Universalist church. She received her AB in Religious Studies and Biblical Literature from Smith College, her Masters in Ministry from Ursuline College and performed both her CPE Internship and Residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Reverend Dibona was ordained at the Unitarian Universalist congregation of Canton Ohio, and received final fellowship from the UUA. Additionally, Reverend Dibona serves on the nominating committee of the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly.



Channing Church also welcomes Melissa Sturdy, our new Director of Religious Education on September 16, 2012. Ms. Sturdy will be managing the religious education program for children ages four to eighteen years. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts, in Management of Human Services, and Masters Credits from Wheelock College in Program Administration. Ms. Sturdy has a long history of teaching and directing educational programs on the South Shore including working as a substitute teacher for pre-school through seventh grade students in the towns of Pembroke and Marshfield, and as a site-coordinator for an after-school program at the Jenkins School in Scituate. Additionally, she has both taught and directed at a small child care program in Marshfield Hills Village. Ms. Sturdy is certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as Teacher/Director.

Please also note that Channing Church is now handicap accessible. As of the week of September 17th, our new handicap bathroom will be complete making Channing Church a more accessible building for congregants and visitors alike.

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 2012 as Channing Church enters its 123rd 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.


Harnessing Love’s Power
to Stop Oppression  




There is great power in collective action - 

Thirty Days of Love calendar offers daily actions of love for the whole family!

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,

committed citizens can change the world. 

Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead

June 8th: Chasing Blue

On Saturday, June 8th, the Blue Moon Coffeehouse in Rockland closes out its season of music with the exciting, young bluegrass band, Chasing Blue. Chasing Blue plays a mix of original and traditional bluegrass material with unique arrangements and hard-driving style. They have played at some of the most prestigious music festivals and venues, including Club Passim, the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Podunk Bluegrass Festival, Laurie Blue Bluegrass Festival, Berklee's International Folk Festival, The Music Barn and a Sponsored Showcase at the International Bluegrass Music Awards. Between sets by Chasing Blue, there will be an open mic. Tickets are $7 at the door, children 12 and under are free. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. The address is Channing Unitarian Universalist Church, 45 Webster St., Rockland, MA, located just beside the post office. For more information, visit

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.