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Norfolk, VA

Sunday's @ 9:15am, 11am & 6pm ---------- Easter Service Times! @ 8am, 9:15am & 11am

Thank you so much for visiting the Upward Norfolk campus page. You will find a relaxed casual atmosphere as soon as you walk into the door. We envision a new way of doing church. A place where anyone can come and discover what it means to have a real and vital relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ. A place without a high-pressured environment and a list of religious rules. We want to inspire and motivate people to become all that God wants them to be. We can't wait to see you there!

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Apr 19th

Easter Egg Hunt

Bayville Farms Park Shelter 2 4132 First Court Rd. Virginia Beach, Va 23455

Apr 27th

Newcomers Coffee

3230 Sewells Point Road. Norfolk, VA 23513

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Breaking Free Mondays at 6:00 pm

Location: Upward

Join Beth Moore in a Bible study that examines the scriptures of Isaiah, a book about captivity, the faithfulness of God, and the road to freedom. This study will help to identify spiritual strongholds in your life, one of the first steps in obtaining the life of freedom you’ve always wanted. Childcare will be provided. The transforming power of freedom in Jesus Christ can be yours today!

Cooking for the Community Wednesday at TBD

Location: Upward

Do you have a heart for cooking, serving others, or sharing the love of Jesus? If so, this outreach ministry is for you. Join Chef Scott Simpson's team as they organize food drives, invite people to dinner, and prepare food for the hungry.

The Gospel Project for Adults Tuesdays at 6:30 pm

Location: Upward Church

Yearning to know more about the Bible? The Gospel Project for Adults is a Christ-centered overview of the Bible showing how God, the ultimate Author of Scripture, has been pointing to Jesus Christ as the ultimate fulfillment of the Old Testament stories and prophecies since the very beginning of time. Learn more about the Bible and the history of God’s redemptive work throughout the world. Childcare will be provided.

Financial Peace Tuesdays at 6:30 pm

Location: Upward

Financial Peace University is a 13 week program that will teach you how to manage money God’s way. Through small group discussion and quality teaching from Dave Ramsey, class members will experience positive behavior change, accountability, and support. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! $109 materials fee. Childcare will be provided.

Marriage on the Rock Tuesdays at 6:30 pm

Location: Upward Church

From communication to money to sex, this DVD series based on Jimmy Evan’s best-selling book deals with all the major issues a couple will encounter. Evans discusses real-life challenges and offers easy to understand solutions for all couples. Spend some quality time learning and talking with other couples and invest in your marriage! Childcare will be provided.

Changed Tuesdays at 6:30 pm

Location: Upward Church

With your decision to accept Christ as your Savior, you have been forever changed. The old is gone and the new is here. Through this Changed video series, you will explore what new life in Christ truly means and looks like. You will uncover not only who you are in Christ, but also what it means to be a fully devoted follower of His. Join this group and take the next step in your new life in Christ! Childcare will be provided.

Daniel: Spiritual Living in a Secular World Mondays at 7:30 pm

Location: Newman Residence

The book of Daniel tells the story of a man who remained true to his faith in the midst of a godless, self-indulgent, power-hungry nation. This Bible study examines the book of Daniel to see how he accomplished this feat, and suggest ways that we, too, might live out our faith and positively impact others in our current society.

Mom to Mom Fridays at 10-11:30 am

Location: Hershberger Residence

Motherhood is one of the most important jobs we moms do, but it can be difficult! Consider joining other moms for a restorative morning of discussion and prayer. The group will be reading Becoming Myself, in which Stasi Eldredge explores why the most important journey you can take is the one into becoming your true self through the love of God. Childcare will be provided.

Men's Breakfast Saturdays, monthly at 8:00am

Location: Golden Corral

Looking to get to know other Christian men? Come out to the monthly men’s breakfast! A great way to start the weekend, this is your chance to strengthen your bonds with others over food, coffee, and prayer.

The Mix Saturdays at 7:00pm

Location: Upward Church

The Mix is a group comprised of young adults of different ages, backgrounds, and stories with a common goal of fellowship with one another and growth in our relationship with God. Through books, speakers, and discussion, this semester we will focus on different topics and issues faced in today’s culture. Spend your Saturday nights with The Mix, as we experience the love of Jesus in real, relevant, and relatable ways.

URun Saturday at 10:30am

Location: Upward

It was once said that “running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.” Whether you run because you agree or simply because it’s a good form of exercise, why not do it in a pack? Help form URun, Upward’s own running/walking club! All levels and abilities are welcome!

Flag Football Saturdays at 11:00am

Location: Norfolk

Football is a great way to get outside, run around, and have fun. All ages and abilities welcome.

Getting a Grip on the Basics Saturdays at 7-8pm

Location: Upward church

Are you a new Christian who's interested in deepening your understanding of and relationship with God? Maybe you are mature in the Lord and wish to be refreshed by GOd's character and promises for His people. This workbook will provide a framework in which to explore the fundamentals of the Word of God, obedience, love and forgiveness, the Holy Spirit, prayer, and a host of other essential Christian topics that will aid you in your journey of faith.


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Christian Walker

Worship Leader

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Jesse Melendez

Campus Pastor

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Laura Hershberger

Children's Ministry Director


Sarah Simpson

Media Director


Shannon Bellanca

Host Team Coordinator


Sara Hanna

Community Group Coordinator


Sarah Johnson

Events Team Coordinator