Who We Are & What We Believe
The River 
is a casual, contemporary church with modern worship and relevant, Biblical teaching. We welcome everyone no matter where you are in your spiritual journey. You won’t find any perfect people here, but you may find new and authentic friends. If you’re looking for a church where you don’t have to pretend to have it all together, come join us!
Our Mission is simple:
We exist to help people experience, know and 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 services on Sunday mornings that run from an hour to and hour and fifteen minutes and start at 9:30 and 11:15AM
-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 – A 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 Sunday @ 9:30am & 11:15am. We also launched our second campus, The River New Heights in the Sewickley area in 2013. The River has begun ministries and small groups that reach out to the community in many ways.
Where We Are
The River New Kensington is located at the corner of Freeport Road and Elizabeth Street across from Walker Funeral Home. Parking is available in the lot across Elizabeth Street or behind the church building.
200 Freeport Rd
New Kensington PA 15068
Sunday Services: 9:30AM and 11:15AM