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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.
We, the body of Christ, seek to serve the community, prepare for future
generations, and build a legacy of faith and worship.
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.
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
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
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
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.
"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
God is still speaking,
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5900 Portsmouth Boulevard • Portsmouth, VA 23701 • 757.488.6075