Where Can I Serve?

Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of this church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. Church members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as washing the church vehicles, to preparing the church bulletins.


Welcome Area & Greeting Ministry
Be a face of The River. Welcome our guests and church family, provide assistance and share what makes The River special.  Energize Guest Central to be a welcoming area of the church on Sunday mornings, especially for first time visitors and new members.  To get involved, contact Nicky Fowler in the church office at 724.337.4837 or email her here

Media & Technology

Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of this church. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes. Our sound team supports our praise band on Sunday mornings. Audios of our weekly sermons are recorded and uploaded to our website weekly and we design and run the slides for worship and the message. To get involved, contact Nicky Fowler in the church office at 724.337.4837 or email her here
Office Administration & Online Media
Bring people closer to Jesus and The River by reaching out to them through our website and social media throughout the week. Help our behind the scenes in the office during daily activities and large church events. To get involved, contact Nicky Fowler in the church office at 724.337.4837 or email her here

Youth & Children’s Ministries

You too can be positive role models and providers for our youth and children during our various weekly groups.
The River’s Edge Youth Group (grades 7-12) meets every Wednesday from 6-8 and on the 2nd and 4th Sunday at the 11:15 service.  Contact Pastor Brian Baker at 724.594.7394 or email him
here to learn more or see how you can get involved.
KidsQuest (grades preK-6) meets every Sunday during both services and is led by Shelby Wlodarczyk, our volunteer children’s ministry coordinator. Lessons geared specifically towards each age group are taught along with crafts, games and other fun activities.  Contact Shelby at 412.720.3279 or email her here to learn more or see how you can get involved.
The Nursery (newborn-24 months) is open during both services on Sundays and is led by Brian and Rebecca Lewandowski. If you would like to help entertain our youngest children, contact Brian and Rebecca at 724.337.4968 or email them here.
Good News Club (age 5-grade 5) meets on Wednesday nights at the same time our Community Groups and The River’s Edge Youth Group from 6:30-8pm.  Good News Club teaches our younger children in a fun, interactive environment, providing a place for the whole family on Wednesday nights.  Cathy Sloan teaches Good News Club and welcomes volunteers who would like to get involved.  Contact her at 724.544.6953.
Mercy Meals Ministry
The meals ministry is an excellent way to serve others, share Jesus and make a difference in someone’s life.  The purpose is to help someone in need by providing a ready-made meal to their homes.  In times of need, it is an incredible blessing to see a friendly face and receive a meal.  If you would like to sign up to make and deliver a meal when the need arises, contact Missy Fry at 412.951.5491 or email her here.


Hospitality & The Kensington Cafe

Support our hospitality team in providing food beverages and a welcoming gathering place on Sundays and during weekly events in the Kensington Cafe. Volunteers pick up Panera Bread and pastries Tuesday through Thursday to provide for our church family on Sunday.  To get involved, contact Walter Oliver at 724.681.0615.

Grounds Ministry

The River New Kensington is blessed a grand piece of New Kensington’s history for our church.  Nick Sylvester and our grounds team work hard to maintain the building we have been entrusted with.  If you enjoy spending time outdoors and would like to make a difference at The River, contact Nick at 724.882.4987 or email him here.