FIND A CHURCH
Thank You for visiting us online on the Find-a-Church internet site provided by the United Methodist Church. We welcome all to share with us our family friendly worship service each Sunday from 09:00 AM through 10:00 AM as part of Our Lord's Worldwide fellowship.
If you are in search of a church to call your spiritual home or just passing through the area we would be delighted to have you fellowship with us in worship.
If you are looking for a church home, please consider the First United Methodist Church of New Kensington, 130 Ridge Avenue in New Kensington Pennsylvania. Our phone number is 724-335-1804. Our doors, hearts, and minds have been open in service to the Lord Jesus Christ and the Allegheny Valley since 1869.
We welcomed Sharon Waltenbaugh as our pastoral shepherd on July 3, 2016 shared as part of the Tri- City Charge with our neighboring Arnold and Braeburn, PA United Methodist Churches.
What To Expect
Methodism began in the New Kensington area in 1843 with the local charge being established in 1869. A small frame structure was erected in 1889 and a new brick facility was erected in 1898. Internal improvements were completed and the building was enlarged again in the 1930s. An educational wing was added and a complete interior remodeling began with ground breaking on March 19th 1961. The “new” First Church was dedicated in June 1962. The sanctuary looks today much as it did upon being remodeled in the 1960s. A major architectural feature of the First Church is the exquisite craftsmanship of tiffany-style stained glass windows on the northern and southern exposures which were originally installed in the early 1900s.
First United Methodist Church of New Kensington, Pennsylvania
130 Ridge Avenue
- Worship 9:00 AM
Food Bank activity coordinated with Westmoreland County
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Greeters assigned weekly from congregation attendees
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Contact Church Office @ 724-335-1804 for deatils; Greeters assigned weekly
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Tri Communirty Methodist Men Fellowshiop Breakfast held @ King's Restaurant in New Kensington, PA
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FROM PA TURNPIKE (I-76):
1) Take Allegheny Valley Exit(#48) (formerly Exit #5).
Follow signs off ramp to travel to Cheswick / Springdale, PA.
2) Freeport Road becomes Pittsburgh Street – 2.0 miles.
3) Pittsburgh Street becomes Freeport Road – 1.3 miles.
4) Take 1st right onto PA-56 (East) onto C.L. Schmidt / New Kensington Bridge. – 0.3 miles.
5) PA-56 / C.L. Schmidt Bridge becomes 9th Street – 0.2 miles.
6) Exiting bridge, proceed straight past 3 stop lights.
7) Turn Right onto Constitution Boulevard – 0.1 miles.
8) Take first Left onto Ridge Avenue – .02 miles.
1st UMC New Kensington, PA – 130 Ridge Avenue is on the right.
Appox Travel from PA Turnpike Exit (#48) = :12 min / 5.0 miles.
Our Mission Statement: ... To proclaim the Word of God, to witness to the saving grace of Jesus Christ, and to make disciples of all people through our prayers, presence, gifts, and service.
130 RIDGE AVE
Tuesday through Friday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM