We are a local church for the people of Richmond Virginia. At United Church, we believe church is about us discovering and learning how to have a loving, authentic relationship with God and with one another. We believe Jesus Christ is God and proved His amazing love for this city by dying on the cross to take the punishment for our mistakes and pride—giving us His righteousness as a free gift. He rose again to give us hope that death is not the end but just the beginning of all that God has in store for us. We believe by the Holy Spirit we now have the fullness of His love living in us and flowing through us for the sake of others. We believe the church exists for the blessing and the welfare of the people and city it's planted in. We believe the church is both big and small, having a vision to reach many people with the love of Christ, preaching the gospel in larger worship gatherings and staying small through groups and personal relationships.
LAUNCHING FEBRUARY 2017 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
MEET THE MARTINO FAMILY
Adam grew up in a "church start up" in Staten Island NYC. As a native New Yorker, diversity and outreach are in his blood. Adam and Leslie met at the age of 13, riding the city bus to school, and from that point on they have been inseparable. Both Adam and Leslie attended Elim Bible Institute.
In the late 90's Adam returned home to assist his family with the church in Staten Island. As he began to preach, teach and lead worship on a regular basis, Adam immediately knew - this is what he was created to do.
Adam and Leslie married in 2001 and knew God was calling them to full-time ministry. In 2004, after the birth of their first child, they relocated to Richmond, Va. Twelve years and two more children later, they have been called to plant a church in the community where they have lived their entire time in Richmond-building relationship, loving their neighbors, and growing a passion to see a diverse community help change a city.
UNITED BY GOD
UNITED IN THE GOSPEL
UNITED THROUGH GRACE
WE WANT TO BE KNOWN FOR WHAT WE ARE FOR
WE HONOR ONE ANOTHER TO GLORIFY GOD
WE EAT THE FISH AND LEAVE THE BONES
GIVING WITH PASSION
WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS, NOT CONSUMERS
WE WILL NOT
WE DON'T MAINTAIN,
WE CAN DO
THE CODE AT UNITED CHURCH
To unite a diverse community. United by God, in the gospel, and through grace.
We implement our vision with a focused strategy. To create intentional environments that encourage and equip believers to passionately pursue intimacy with Jesus Christ, community with believers, and influence with unbelievers. Our goal is to make every ministry environment a step toward becoming a faithful follower of Jesus. There are 4 basic environments that make this possible:
United Church- Forest Hill Corridor
City of Richmond, South of James River
Aug & Sept Interest Hangouts. Anyone Welcome.
Oct & Nov Launch Meetings. Catch the Vision.
Dec & Jan Launch Training. Specific Areas.
Jan 29 & Feb 5th Practice Service. Soft Opening.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
WHAT WE ARE ABOUT.
Pray for us. We believe in the power of prayer and the more people we have praying alongside of us the better.
Give. Give by mail: Our parent church is receiving all giving for us, so checks can be made payable to-
Clover Hill Assembly of God
12310 Bailey Bridge Rd 23112.
In the Memo Line please put United Church.
or online, go to: cloverhillag.org/give
Add a note that your gift was for United Church.
Join Us. Be a part of our team! If you live in Richmond or are considering moving here, we would love for you to be a part of our team!If you feel like God is leading you in this direction, email us!
WAYS TO HELP.