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The National UCC website is rich with information about our church. There are several links within the site to help you understand more about the broad mission and work of this ALL INCLUSIVE church.
Vision Statement
We, the body of Christ, seek to serve the community, prepare for future generations, and build a legacy of faith and worship.

Mission Statement
Our mission is:
• to commit to education to provide opportunities for spiritual development
• to present programs for youth and growing families
• to identify needs and provide services for the community
• to form partnerships with churches, businesses and/or city
and, thereby, accomplish our legacy of faith and worship.

Our Roots
Portsmouth United, as the church came to be known, is an inclusive, multi-racial and multi-cultural congregation, in the Eastern Virginia Association of the Southern Conference, United Church of Christ. We seek to embrace and empower all people through the love and peace of God through Jesus Christ.

The church was officially organized in December 1958, and moved into its new building the following summer. A few years later, First Christian of downtown Portsmouth sold their property, and we merged with them to form one church family. Portsmouth United is presently located at 5900 Portsmouth Boulevard, in Portsmouth, Virginia.

In our Worship
We are an inclusive community, a family of faith which, through prayer, song, the sacraments and liturgy, seeks to feel closer to God, to praise God, to give thanks to God, and to seek forgiveness from God in order to grow in discipleship.

In our Christian Education
We seek to develop a community of people with a mature Christian faith: a faith which leads us to care for others; that opens our hearts to service; an evolving faith that is the product of critical thinking and questioning. Our education is for all ages and is conducted in places both inside and outside the church facility.

In our Missions
We seek to share the excitement of our Christian faith without judging others. In our missions, we seek to take our faith and beliefs from the inside out, and knowing that our missions require that we must also bring the outside in. We take Christ's command to go forth and share the good news—which we strive to do in word and deed, both locally and globally.

About Us
"No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here." --The United Church of Christ
Portsmouth United Church of Christ
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