Mountville Presbyterian Church
Perry Twp., Portersville, PA
Since 1807 when Thomas Jefferson was President, Mountville Presbyterian Church has been reaching out to the world with the love and saving grace of Jesus Christ our Savior. Our congregation began in the closing years of the 18thcentury when this land became safe from Indian attacks and Scots and Irish immigrants settled in this land and other settlers received land grants for their service in the Revolutionary War.
Through our years as a church, pastors and elders have served the people of our area well. For most of our history we have been a rural church supporting the faith of farm families. These people were evangelistic in faith and Mountville became the root which sponsored many other congregations in the area. Not only did they build well physically (it is said the current building is from 1820, greatly remodeled in 1840 and changed many times over the years as needs changed) it has supported missions all over the world with members going themselves into the world, as written in our church history, “for God’s honor and the joy of His children.”
Mountville church may seem old but it has always had a young heart especially for children. In fact in 1957 it was a youth missionary group from around the country who converged at Mountville to remodel the whole building when a basement was dug out, plumbing added and the decorations of the 19th century were updated to the 20th.
Mountville is known as a church that loves children. We faithfully honor the Lord and give joy to His children with an annual Vacation Bible school at which we have many children from Portersville all the way through Ellwood City and much beyond. This year our Vacation Bible School will begin on Sunday, June 14th with a picnic dinner and end on Thursday, June 18th with a closing program. We will be using Group’s “Everest – Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power”. If you want to enroll your children call 724-368-3385. We also have Youth Group that meets regularly with bible learning and fun activities. Our children’s sermons have the front of the church greatly crowded but we can always find room for many more kids because that is the heart of our church’s’ desire from oldest time “To honor God and to give joy to His children.”
Our Mission team will be up in Grove City this Memorial Day weekend giving out coffee and cookies to tired travelers. We have gone many places; in recent years we sent many of our members to Mexico to build houses for the very poor, to Jamaica to run a VBS, to Pinion, AZ reaching to the Navajo with a VBS and not only far away but we support the Carpenters Project in Ellwood City with food and workers.
As members of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church denomination we are strongly working to lead Moslems to Christ having a mission in Fintonia, Sierra Leon where we opened a school, dug a well so girls could attend (instead of spending their days hauling water for their families) and are in the process of building a church building for the every expanding congregation who have given their lives to Jesus Christ. We have been involved in Sierra Leon’s effort to help them in the Ebola Crisis.
Each Lord’s Day we meet to glorify and enjoy our Heavenly Father in worship, hear about the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and go out in the Holy Spirit in our daily mission praising the one Triune God each hour of the day. We would welcome you to come and join us as we go into our future with hope and joy until the Lord comes again. We are located right off of RT 488 at 2795 Mountville Road, Portersville, Pa. Our telephone is 724-368-1102