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About Us

Since our founding in 1955, we at Little River United Church of Christ (UCC) have been called by God to celebrate diversity, independent thought, and faithful action. This call led us to become racially integrated in the segregated Virginia of the 1950s. That same call led us in 2001 to become open to and affirming of LGBT folks, including full access to the rites of ordination and marriage. Today, we build on our heritage of proclaiming God’s radically inclusive love to our congregation, neighborhood, and world by nurturing individual and congregational spirituality, serving our community, and advocating for all God’s creatures and creation. We’d love to have you join with us in these sacred tasks!

We gather as Little River United Church of Christ to experience and express the love of God in Jesus Christ. As a community of faith we:

  • • Develop our relationship with God through worship, prayer, education, and fellowship;
  • • Care for and nurture individuals, the community, and the wider world;
  • • Recognize, accept, and celebrate the diversity of all God’s people, and
  • • Build on our church’s history and traditions while adapting to the needs of our time and place.

Conversation On Membership -- New Members
Those who are considering membership in the congregation of Little River UCC are invited to attend two sessions of the Conversation On Membership to be held periodically in two conseutive weeks. Session A deals primarily with Little River UCC while Session B deals primarily with the United Church of Christ. Prospective new members are encouraged to attend both A and B sessions (in any order or time of their choosing) before joining. For additional information, please speak to one of our pastors.

Who Are We at Little River United Church of Christ?
Read the Little River UCC Vision and Governance Power Point Presentation, as well as our 2015 Annual Report.

For more information about the United Church of Christ, please visit these sites:

United Church of Christ
Still Speaking Initiative
Central Atlantic Conference
Potomac Association

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