Our Mission is simple:
We exist to help people experience, know & share the love of Jesus.
 
Jesus is at the center of everything we do at The River, and we simply want people to find Him and experience and share that love with the world.
 
Some things to know:
– We have two campuses with services on Sunday mornings that run from an hour to and hour and fifteen minutes
-There are coffee and pastries served before the service
-There are nursery and kids ministries available for your family during the service
-The service contains singing, teaching, multi-media, humor, and prayer.
-We provide an outline for the message and scripture passages are shown on screens and included in the outline. Of course, you are always encouraged to bring your own Bible.
-Dress is casual
-We welcome everyone no matter if you have gone to church your whole life, given up on church or this is your first time in a church.
 
Where We Began:
Early in 2004, a handful of people met together in the living room of Dean & Leslie Ward’s home in New Kensington. We considered what it would be like to begin a new church in our community—a church dedicated to helping people on their journey back to God—a church that reaches out and runs deep. The River – Community Church was born and held its first service on Sunday, December 5th, 2004. Since then, The River has been growing. We now have 2 weekend services available Sundays @ 9:30am & 11:15am at our New Kensington Campus. We also launched our second campus, The River New Heights in the Sewickley, PA in 2013 which holds service Sundays @ 11:00am. The River has begun ministries and small groups that reach out to the community in many ways.