River's Edge UMC
PO Box 287

10 North Main St.

Portville, NY   14770

If you are considering a new place of worship or a relocation to our area, we would love to have you be our guest.

When you visit our church, you will find:

  • A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you
  • Preaching/teaching that is centered on the Word of God
  • Ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age
  • Somewhere to call if you need anything

Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our fellowship.  If you have any questions, please call the church office 716-933-6397.

We are one of the 70 churches in the Cornerstone District of the Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church.  The Cornerstone District of the United Methodist Church is located in the Southwest corner of New York State. The District takes in all of Chautauqua County, Cattaraugus County and part of Allegany County.

The Cornerstone District is one of the twelve Districts in the Upper New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Our resident Bishop is Mark J. Webb. 

Thank you for visiting our website!  

Please join us on Facebook Live Sunday mornings @ 9:30 a.m. and worship with us!!

Peace and Grace to you and yours!



Drive-In Worship

Great news! As our region of NYS has moved into reopening, we have been given the go-ahead to hold drive-in worship! We will begin THIS SUNDAY, June 7th at 9:30 AM. We’ll continue to use Facebook Live as well,

Below is a list of answers to questions you may have about how this will work. For the well being of all who gather, we must follow these safety protocols. We understand that some of these precautions may feel restrictive, but we have been asked to comply with them for the time being.

Parking Lot Worship Guidelines:

  • Before we gather, find the worship lyrics and offering verse posted on our website if you’d like to print or download the lyrics to the songs we will be singing.
  • Only your household can occupy your car. Please do not pick up anyone on your way to church.
  • Entry to the church parking lot begins at 9:00 am through the driveway by Jonah’s Attic only.
  • Look for parking attendants for parking directions.
  • Cars will be parked at least 6ft apart.
  • No one may exit their vehicle. This includes no sitting on tailgates or in pickup truck - beds.
  • The church building is not able to be opened for any reason, including bathroom use.
  • The offering can be sent by mail to River's Edge UMC, PO BOX 287, Portville, NY 14770
  • We will meet rain or shine. If the weather is just too bad to meet, we will make that call by 8:30 AM on Sunday and will announce that by Facebook and our website.
  • Bring your phone or tablet for FB live. That is how you will hear the service.

As timelines and directives regarding reopening are now beginning to change more rapidly, we are able to make more plans regarding how and when we reopen as a church, both in our building and our activities. We will keep all of you informed as decisions are made about our life together.

In the meantime, know that we are praying for all of you, and we look forward to seeing you all soon!

Have a blessed day!  Stan Scoville

Use the following link to join us on Facebook Live as we worship the Lord!






The Upper Room

Use this link to The Upper Room for your daily devotional:  https://www.upperroom.org/devotionals.  The Upper Room has granted permission for us to use this site through June 30, 2020.

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