"Training Believers to Transform the World"

Welcome to our Website  

We livestream our worship service each Sunday morning at 10:45am on Facebook and YouTube.

We have a task and a mission:  to "Train Believers to Transform the World." That means we are passionate about helping one another become more devoted followers of Jesus Christ. We invite you to join us as we bring the Good News of Jesus to more people in the Deering neighborhood, as well as to more people in the Greater Portland Area.

We are a growing church located in the thriving area of

Deering Center in Portland, Maine. We are a unique church; we are multi-cultural, multi-generational and multi-ethnic. Most importantly, we are a passionate church. We are passionate about the Good News of Jesus Christ. Consequently, our dreams and vision are simple: get the incredibly Good News of Jesus to as many people possible in the Deering area, as well as to as many people possible in the Greater Portland area. 

If you are passionate about Jesus and do not have a church home, we encourage you to check out

our church family. 

If you are seeking and searching, we are especially interested in you. 

We invite you to take a risk and give us a try. You have questions and so do we. 

Join us on our journey as we follow the amazing man called "Jesus of Nazareth."

Spiritual but not Religious

This year we are devoting ourselves to being spiritual, not religious.

The fastest growing segment of the United States population calls themselves; "Nones." They are people that have no religious affiliation. They declare themselves "spiritual not religious. "Many of these folks have been harmed by organized religion. Jesus said in the gospel of John 4:24; "God is Spirit, and His worshipers must worship Him in Spirit and in truth." Jesus was spiritual and not religious!

We are devoting ourselves to seek the presence and the power of the Holy Spirit in our church family. Jesus said to His disciple in Luke 24:49; "You are witnesses of these things. I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high." God the Father promised them the Holy Spirit. 

We invite you to join us in this coming year. Join us as we discover and experience what God the Father promised: the Holy Spirit.

For more information about our worship service and messages please go to our "Livestream" page. We would love to have you join us Sunday mornings at 10:45 am.

celebrate recovery

Celebrate Recovery meets every Saturday night in the Fireside Room at Deering Center Community Church from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step Christ Centered recovery community. If you want freedom from these controlling issues; join and share in God's Hope and Grace.

FMI please go to the "More" button on top

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Theme for 2022

The Father's Love: 2022

Sunday Morning Worship - this will introduce you to what happens in our worship service.

I'm New - this will give you some idea of what to expect when you visit. 

sunday morning worship

Sunday Morning Worship: 

Summer Worship: 10:45 am

4 Brentwood St., Portland, ME


We look forward to meeting you soon! 

Please take a look around and get a taste of what Deering Center Community Church is about. No matter who you are, or where you are - you are welcome here. If you have never been to church, or, if you have been away from your faith for a while and want to "reconnect," we are glad you have taken time to visit. Exploring the links above will introduce you to who we are, what we believe, and the ministries we pursue. It is our desire to serve you. 

We are living in extraordinary, and some would say, rather challenging times. In the midst of turmoil, we all need a place to belong. Sort of like the old “Cheers” program; “a place where everybody knows your name.” For 2000 years God has offered his church as a place of refuge and solitude; particularly in times of distress. 

Deering Center Community Church is a gathering of ordinary people who are discovering peace in tumultuous times. We are people with many different challenges. We consist of different nationalities, but have many similarities. One being, our desire to learn more about the Sovereign God of the universe. We are growing, and as we grow we are being knit together by God’s all encompassing love and peace. We invite you to join us this Sunday. You need a place to belong.  

Join us this Sunday at Deering Center Community Church at 10:45 AM. For more information follow this link:

We are located in the middle of the Deering Center Community. We are across the street from the Quality Shop, and right beside Longfellow school.  

We invite you to join us this Sunday morning.

When you arrive, here is what will happen: 

  1. Welcome: you will be greeted by ushers, welcomed, and you will receive a bulletin. The bulletin will spell out the order of the service. 
  2. Announcements: we begin with announcements. 
  3. Reading: we share a reading together (from the Bible) out of the bulletin.
  4. Singing: we will sing several songs. The words to the songs are on a large overhead.
  5. Prayer: there is a brief prayer time; the Pastor will pray for the needs of the community as well as the needs of the congregation
  6. Song: we will sing a song to prepare us for the Message.
  7. Message: the Pastor will offer a Message out of the Bible. He will explain the meaning of the passage including helpful illustrations. 
  8. Song: the Message will be followed with a closing song. 
  9. Community Time: after the service we are invited into the Fireside room beside the sanctuary for coffee and a time see how everyone is doing. 

There is more of what you can expect when you visit us if you will continue to scroll down,

Weekly e-mail updates: if you would like to receive weekly e-mail updates on church activities please click here: updates@deeringcenter.org

first time visitor


Sunday Morning at 10:00 am (summer worship time)

4 Brentwood St. Portland, ME 207-773-2423, 


What to expect when you visit us: 

Sometimes showing up to church is intimidating. Our church, in particular, is intimidating; It is large and built with stones!

It may seem cold on the outside but it is warm on the inside. We strive to make sure you feel at home while at

Deering Center. We hope the following information will help ease the tension and allow you to "take a peek" 

into a normal Sunday. 

Here are some "What to Expect"

"What to Expect"

(beginning with our primary purpose for which we exist).  

Our first purpose as a church is to worship God. He designed us to experience his love by worshiping Him. The Psalmist said; "Declare His glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples." Psalm 96:3. Jesus said; "Love the Lord with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength" (Mark 12:30). God delights in communing with His people. Here are some answers to some of these helpful questions. 

 What Should I Wear? 

Our attire ranges from dungarees to dresses, suits and ties to shorts. We are much more concerned about what is going on in the inside of a person than the clothes they wear on the outside. 

 What is the music like? 

Our music ranges from contemporary Christian music to traditional hymns. We are led by a worship band consisting of drums, guitars, keyboards, saxophone and singers. 

 What Are the Messages Like? 

Our pastor delivers 30-35 minute messages that teach sound Christian doctrines from the Bible. The messages have immediate and powerful impact on our daily lives. You can listen to his sermons by simply clicking here on "Messages." We use a "fill in the blank" outline that helps us put the message into practice. 

 Do My Kids Sit With Me? 

We offer children services from birth to 5th grade during the Sunday morning gathering. The creative teachers will help your children learn about God in a relevant way, as well as offer fun experiences that will help the teaching come alive in their hearts. We provide "Junior Church Program" for children in kindergarten through

5th grade. 

 Will I Be Asked to Give Money? 

The answer is "No." Giving in our church is for the members who have dedicated themselves to the Lord and His church. You are a guest and we ask that you keep your money and enjoy the worship. 

Will I Be Bored? 

We sure hope not. A life connected to Jesus should be fulfilling and rewarding. We strategically plan weekend gatherings to engage your heart, mind and soul. We use music, video, powerful teaching and other experiential elements to help you connect to God in a meaningful way. 

 What is the Overall Environment Like? 

We want to make you feel welcome as you put yourself in a position to connect with God. We even provide fresh coffee, pretty comfortable seating, and casual environment that will set the tone for you to be more focused on God, and less concerned about the atmosphere around you. 

Join us this Sunday morning (see schedule below). If you have questions please call 773-2423 or e-mail questions@deeringcenter.org

For directions put in 4 Brentwood St. Portland, Maine at: mapquest.com. 

 Sunday Schedule: 

Deering Center Community Church

4 Brentwood St.

Portland, Maine 04103

                 10:45am Worship Service