"Training Believers to Transform the World"

Welcome to our website.  

We continue our live worship services Sundays, come and join us. 

We are living in extraordinary times. We are continuing to "Livestream" our worship service on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deeringcenterchurch/ and here on our website each Sunday: click here

Please join us this Sunday morning at 10:45 am and watch our worship service live.

  Simply click here: 

Thank you for taking a moment to visit our website. 

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."

Advent Season

This is Advent Season.

It's Christmas time! This is the time of year we celebrate two dramatic acts God did in His Creation. First, He promised the Messiah would enter into His Creation to rescue His Creation. The Prophet Isaiah said, "for to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Jesus has fulfilled all of God's amazing promises about Messiah's first coming. 

We also celebrate that God promised someday His Messiah would return to His Creation. In Acts chapter 1 the two angels assure the disciples; "This same Jesus, who has been taken away from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven." We celebrate that at any time, Jesus will return. 

We invite you to join us for worship each Sunday during Advent. there is a theme for each Sunday of Advent. This Sunday is "Hope." We will talk about the certain hope we have through faith in Jesus. 

We invite you to join us at 10:45 am. If you would like more information on this Sunday's message, please click here.

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Theme for 2021

Kingdom Living 2021

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: 

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.

We are following all of the CDC guidelines for safe gatherings of 50 people or less.

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 10:45AM. 

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


What to expect when you visit us: 

We have adjusted to COVID. We are following the CDC guidelines to insure our gatherings are safe as possible. When you enter we will take your temperature and ask you fo follow safe procedures. We have cordoned off the seating so you can sit with your family while keeping a safe distance from others. We all wear masks during the worship service.

It is our heart's desire that you feel safe while enjoying the worship experience.

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

9:30am The Greatest Journey Discipleship Program for children 5-11 years of age (begins August 29th)

                 10:45am Worship Service  Nursery