we are open!

The Open Church is a safe and loving community.

We gather throughout the week for a variety of activities and on Sundays via Zoom. If you require access information...

We hope that you connect with us!

Why we exist

The Open Church is a sacred place where those who are hurting, confused, and in need can find healing and hope, regardless of color, culture, or creed.

It is a wide place where “Abraham’s family” – Christians, Jews, and Muslims – can dialogue with Buddhists and Bahá’is and where Hindus can dialogue with Humanists.

The Open Church is a joyful place where children, seniors, migrant workers, people experiencing homelessness, and scholars eagerly learn from and teach one another.

It is a safe place where varied ethnicities and capabilities, genders and sexual identities, social and economic groups gather in peace to break bread at Christ’s Communion Table, as we break down stereotypes.

As sacred siblings born to our Heavenly Father who is Divine Mother of us all, we practice radically inclusive love that proclaims and builds up the “kin-dom of God.”


At The Open Church we believe the act of giving is a tangible demonstration of our commitment to God's kin-dom.

Therefore, we give with open-handed generosity, because when we give, we are most like God.

happy hour

Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. via Zoom

Let's Check-in and Chat

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prayer call

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation by prayer and petition,

with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." - Phillippians 4:6 (NIV)

Every Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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A meditative practice that uses breath and sound to open the connection with the Divine life force that flows through all living things. The first Thursday practice is held in person at Unity Renaissance Center Chesapeake, Virginia and streamed at the link below. The third Thursday practice is conducted via Zoom; please find the link below.

1st Thursday link

3rd Thursday Link

Listen to previous meditations in our archive; search for 'Guided Meditation' under 'Series.'


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The musings of dr. brad r. braxton

Click here to check out the latest musings from Founding Senior Pastor, Dr. Brad R. Braxton