About Us

// Covenant Pastor


Morning Worship: 11:00 A.M.

The Rev. “Dr.” Mary Newbern-Williams is Honorably Retired from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (2020) and serves as the Covenant Pastor for the First United Presbyterian Church of Richmond, VA. In this capacity, she provides administrative and pastoral leadership, conducts worship and he sacraments, is active in community outreach, and leadership development. Rev. Mary began this position in September 2021 after serving as Transitional Pastor for Calvin Presbyterian Church in Norfolk, VA.

Church. Mary has always been active and deeply involved in community organizations and activities wherever she has served.


Her commitment to ecumenical, interreligious, and international activities has resulted in presbytery partnerships with international partners (Democratic Republic of Congo), funding for special programs, and opportunities for new and emerging
eadership. She serves and has served on boards and committees, which support and promote leadership, education, justice, and youth ministry, and that service abused women and children service abused women and children.

The Rev. Dr. Mary Newbern-Williams (lovingly called “Dr. Mary ” by several constituents) is the mother of three adult children, two sons and one daughter. She comments with pride that the family now resides in the same city. The family resides in the Virginia Beach Area, where they continue to enhance and build their careers.

Sharing And Caring

Are you feeling a need to stay more connected to your church family during this pandemic? If so, join us for a time of sharing and caring, mmediately following the benediction on Sunday. This will be a time to share your joys and sorrows, as well as to submit the names of persons and or situations you would like the intercessory prayer team to pray for or join us when we meet on Monday evenings by teleconference.


Our mission is to glorify God by being good stewards through witnessing, preaching, and teaching the unconditional love of God.


Our vision is to grow in our commitment to the Triune God, the Body of Christ, and the work of Christ in the World.


We believe we are claimed by love by the living God and called to be disciples by the Holy Spirit, and we are committed to making an effective witness in the name of Jesus Christ.



Elder Gregory McCallum


Ms. Carol Ormond

Clerk of Session

Elder Charlene Motley

Assistant to Clerk

Elder Linda Gueringer

Financial Secretary

Deacon LaVerne Carter


Mrs. Chandra Easter


Elder Evalyn Page


Deacon Bernard Haskell

Lead Prespreter for Vision & Collaboration

Rev. Dr. Floretta Barbee-Watkins


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prayer request

Submit a prayer request

Each Monday at 6:30pm, the Prayer Team at First United enters the church sanctuary to pray for the concerns of the people. We urge you to join us in praying for the prayer listing below.

If you would like to submit a confidential prayer request, please submit your request in the prayer request box or send it by email to info@fucprichmond.org

First United does not own the rights to the ecorded music or any music that is played. It is for worship and praise.

First United Presbyterian Church extends a heartfelt welcome to all visitors whether you are a first-time visitor or a regular visitor. Your presence at our worship service is deeply appreciated. We will keep you in prayer, and we extend an invitation to become a member of First United. If you are so led, please contact the Church Office at 804-321-5374. Elder Evalyn Page will connect you
with the Pastor, Rev. Mary Newbern-Williams.