Radically inclusive, social justice centered, spiritually alive.
Bucket Brigade & COVID-19
Events + Programs
Welcome, and thank you for visiting Channing-Murray Foundation. We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of events and programs available. Please feel free to read more about our campus center on this site, or come in for a visit. We look forward to providing you unique opportunities to explore the Unitarian-Universalist values of inclusion, social justice, and community-building.
The Red Herring Vegetarian Restaurant has been serving up delicious vegan/vegetarian food to the Urbana-Champaign community for over thirty years. We've often struggled to keep it afloat and are now working on a new sustainable model that keeps us in tune with our activist roots! We are seeking donations to make capital improvements and improve our operations!
Every week Channing-Murray members and friends work to serve the most vulnerable in our community during this global crisis via our food delivery program- the bucket brigade. If you live in Champaign-Urbana, and are having difficulty securing food; bucket brigade brings 3 bags of groceries, and 3 local, ready-made meals from the Red Herring- straight to your doorstep. This is our call to action; we live out our mission by meeting the basic needs of our neighbors.
Due to COVID-19, we have canceled our regular event programming. We are taking guidance from our local Public Health Department and the Unitarian Universalist Association and have closed our doors to the public until we can safely meet again. Until then, there are safe ways to volunteer in the community. Sign-up for our newsletter to see the latest offerings!
During COVID-19, Channing-Murray Foundation brings groceries and meals to the doorstep's of those who need it most.
Our center relies on the generous donations that members of our community make to keep providing vibrant programs and events--please donate here.
The mission of the Channing-Murray Foundation is to provide educational opportunities to explore Unitarian-Universalism spirituality, reflect our concern for social justice, and affirm diversity through outreach to the campus community of Urbana-Champaign.
The tradition of Channing-Murray is not only to provide artistic, social, educational, and religious programming, but also to be a haven for those who dream of a better world, who try to make a better world, who need a place to express and discuss their ideas and to understand the spirituality of Unitarian-Universalism.
Racial Stereotypes Dehumanize
Channing Murray stands in solidarity with the Indigenous People of this land and does not permit anyone to wear or display images of native mascots in this building or on our grounds. Individuals in violation of this policy will be asked to cover or change out of attire displaying such images. Anyone who does not wish to follow this policy will be asked to leave.
Channing-Murray Foundation is now a Covenanting Community!
A covenanting community:
- Claim Unitarian Universalist Principles and Sources, advance UU values
- Committed to being in covenant with the larger UU movement,particularly surrounding
- Following the patterns of our polity, communities are self-governed and freely associate
with the UUA