North Church of Portsmouth, United Church of Christ, invites you to worship, fellowship and mission. At every age and stage of our lives each of us is on a faith journey. We at North Church would like to be your companions on the journey. As the world in which we live changes, so does this uniquely blessed family of faith. Come and travel with us as we seek to follow Jesus the Christ in discovering and living the ministry God has given us.
At its Annual Meeting on May 4, 2014, the membership of North Church voted to become
Open and Affirming Church!
On May 11, 2014, the church was officially registered by the UCC Coalition for LGBT Concerns.
Open and Affirming Statement
We, the members of North Church of Portsmouth welcome all people to be faithful followers of God
and the teachings of Jesus Christ with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We believe we should reach
out and be open to all people. Therefore, this Open and Affirming statement expresses that which is
accepted by our congregation.
“The first [commandment] is … ‘You shall love The Lord your God with all your soul, and with all your mind, with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:29-31).
Therefore, we work together to support our members, the community and those seeking a place in God’s family with the understanding that each is unique. We welcome people of any race, creed, age, gender identity and gender expression, sexual orientation, economic status, marital status, physical, emotional, mental capacity and those in relationships recognized under God’s law.