Nestled into the rolling hills of Western Pennsylvania, sits the Kiski Valley Presbyterian Church. Its white steeple stands amid the surrounding trees as a beacon – calling true believers to the veracity of scripture, reformed theology, expository teaching, Christ-centered living, and compassionate evangelism.
Come early and say Hi!
You can come in the building any time really, but Sunday School starts at 9:30 and worship at 10:45. If you’re just coming for worship, arrive around 10:30. Then you can meet a couple people and get a feel for us before the service starts. Adult Sunday School meets in the sanctuary, but we try to end by 10:30 and people are always coming in and out. During the summer months (June-August), there is no Sunday School, and worship begins at 10:00. We won’t judge, we promise.
Come as you are
On Sunday you’ll find people in suits, in ties, in jeans, in camo pants, and in shorts. There’s no dress code when it comes to drawing near to God. We encourage you to dress appropriately for worship. That means different things to different people, but we would encourage modest and respectful dress for men, women, and kids.
Where do I enter the building?
Funny, this is a common question. We have a ramp entrance that comes directly into the front of the sanctuary. If you’re running late and need the ramp, we promise, no one will be looking at you when walk in. You can also enter through the main entrance at the front of the building. It comes into the lobby and is less conspicuous. You’ll also find the powder room just off the lobby. Or, you can enter through the basement stairs behind the ramp. Coffee is always available in the kitchen, and men’s and women’s rooms are located there as well.
Each Sunday morning KVPC gathers to glorify God. Acknowledging His truth through reformed theology and the Westminster Confession of Faith, His people reply with offerings and joyful praise. Both traditional hymns and worship songs lift congregational voices to declare Christ Jesus as King of kings and Lord of all.
KVPC remains submissive to the will of God for discernment and direction – seeking to teach God’s truth, enable people to grow in faith, provide fellowship and support, and reflect Christ in this hurting world.
In 1983, several families departed from other doctrines, recognizing a common conviction to the timeless truth of God’s Word. Beginning as a home Bible study, three years of devoted prayer and supplication resulted in a new congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. The Kiski Valley Presbyterian Church held its first morning worship service in July 1986. Acknowledging God’s glory and His providential leading, the church continued to flourish, drawing others to grow in the admonition of the Lord.
From its inception, the Church has embraced a diverse congregation from many walks of life and denominations. Seeking the solid foundation of reformed faith, seniors, married couples, families with children, and single believers worship together. Some children of the church attend the 6 nearby public school districts, some attend private Christian academies, and some are home–schooled. Variety also characterizes the neighboring vicinities with boroughs, towns, small urban municipalities, and rural villages.
Sunday School classes for all ages, Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies, Women’s Outreach Ministries, Home Growth Groups, Youth Group, Women’s Prayer Ministry, and Fellowship Dinners define the agenda of church members. Each year we collect items for Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox projects.
We seek ways to serve locally as well. We help a local pregnancy center in Lower Burrell, Try-Life Center, with donations and collecting money for them in the annual “baby bottle collection”. There’s also a ministry to a local nursing home, several members and an elder or two or three go and lead a worship service one Sunday a month and stick around to visit for a while. At Christmas the youth group leads the congregation in making Christmas cards for the saints at the nursing home as well. We would love to have you come and join in serving our great King Jesus with us!