MISSION AND SERVICE
But seek the welfare of the city... and pray to the Lord on its behalf,
for in its welfare you will find your welfare. (Jeremiah 29:7)
Those words from Jeremiah mean something. Our welfare is in the peace and welfare of our city.
Most of our mission work happens right here where we live. We love Pittsburgh. We love the North Side. And we love our neighborhood. Let's work together to make it a place where we all grow together.
Riverview partners with several local mission agencies to serve our community. We are partner member of the National Black Presbyterian Caucus and the LGBTQIA+ Affirming Ministries of Pittsburgh (LAMP).
We can go further if we go together.
THE THING THAT HAPPENS EVERY TUESDAY
We believe God love the whole world, and that God loves the world enough to save it through Jesus. We also believe, that with Jesus as our model, we should be servants of love and hope right where we are. Most of our mission work happens right here where we live.
MINISTRY WITH THE HOMELESS
More than 30 years ago, Riverview helped found Northside Common Ministries. Today, we serve meals, provide food and basic living essentials, help clean camps and apartments, visit shelters, and partner with Northside agencies to build community with our homeless neighbors.
Riverview provides spiritual support to our incarcerated neighbors, and their children and families in a number of ways. We collect books to for incarcerated parents to read to their kids, we support gift drives, we package and deliver Christmas gifts to inmates, we teach and mentor, and we provide support and community for people coming home.
They started out as liturgical decorations during the Season of Peace. But Peace Cranes quickly became a way that we prayerfully respond to mass shootings and violence in our own community and beyond. We've folded, prayed over, and sent thousands of cranes to communities devastated by gun violence. We hope we never have to send another. But if we do, we'll prayerfully and lovingly fold each one and hope it touches the heart of someone who needs Christ's peace.
Community House serves a diverse neighborhood with a wide range of resources and needs. The Blessings Box is a way for our community to share with those who need some extra help.
The Salaam Medical Center outside of Cairo, Egypt is an amazing place. It was started by a 30 member Presbyterian Church in the community, but now serves more than 6,000 people every year, regardless of income or religion. It's a place of medical healing and it's also a place of healing and reconciliation between Egyptian Muslims and Christians. We are proud to support their work.