Redbank Valley
Church Association

P.O. Box 75
New Bethlehem, PA. 16242
(814) 367-3331
[email protected]

About Us & History

handsMeetings of the Redbank Valley Church Association are typically held the first Tuesday night of September, November, January, March and May. Meetings begin at 7 pm and are held at different locations each month.

The Redbank Valley Church Association is made of up of dedicated members representing the various churches in the Redbank Valley community. Open to members of all denominations, we work faithfully to answer God’s call to celebrate diversity while providing opportunities to serve and worship.

Since 2008, the Redbank Valley Church Association, Incorporated is a para-church organization committed to fostering and supporting religious, charitable and educational pursuits that proclaim, promote, enhance and further the Kingdom of God through the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Redbank Valley community.

The Redbank Valley Church Association carries out its mission by engaging in the following activities: operating a food pantry for the Redbank Valley area, coordinating ecumenical church services among the participating churches, administering a scholarship fund for local high school students supported by various church donations, and organizing volunteers for general community support activities. The Redbank Valley Church Association may also provide other forms of religious, educational or charitable assistance, services, resources, and programs that tend to carry out its general mission as the Board of Directors should deem appropriate.

In working toward these purposes, we affirm the following:
1. We believe in the Triune God, who has revealed himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
2. We believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.
3. We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit to empower us for living, for ministry, and for service.
4. We believe that the law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul (Psalm 19:7) and the canonical scripture is God-breathed. (2 Timothy 3:16)

Our vision is to create a community where individuals from all denominations join together to answer God’s call to serve and worship. Our members organize worship services throughout the year to promote times of combined community worship opportunities. These opportunities include Lenten services held at 12 noon on the six Wednesdays of Lent, an Easter Sunrise Service at 7 am, a Baccalaureate Service for the graduating class at 7 pm, the first Sunday of May, a Community Hymn Sing at 7 pm, the second Sunday night of June at Gumtown Park, the Festival of Music at the Clarion County Fair, 6pm, the first Sunday night of the fair and a Community Thanksgiving Service, 7 pm, Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

Because a life of faith is a life of service, the association works together to provide aid for those in need in our community. Through our outreach programs; the Redbank Valley Food Pantry, our annual Scholarship Program, we help families of all shapes and sizes.

We are all members of the family of God. The Redbank Valley Church Association is the committed effort in this community to live into this wonderful gift that is life in faith together.


CoordinatorRev. Randy Hopper
Co-coordinatorRev. Doug Henry
SecretaryDebbie Silvis
Co-Treasurer(s)Debbie Green
Carman Hopper
Publicity CoordinatorDave Green


Meetings of the Redbank Valley Church Association are the first Tuesday night of January, March, September, and November. Meetings begin at 7 pm and are held at different locations each month. Each member church is encouraged to send one representative and pastor to these meetings. Other non-voting volunteers and guests are invited to attend as well.