About East Liberty Presbyterian Church, “The Cathedral of Hope”
Mission Statement (2011): We are... As a diverse community of believers, we strive to follow God: the Creator who calls us, Jesus who teaches us, and the Spirit who empowers us. We show God’s unconditional love by providing a refuge for spiritual growth, ardently pursuing justice, and extending Christ’s radical hospitality to all. Read our full vision and mission statement.
We are... a PC(USA) affiliated congregation with many worship, prayer, and learning opportunities: three Sunday morning worship services, after-school homework help, Christian Education classes, spiritual development, a weekly Taizé service, young adults programs, dinners, and more. View our monthly newsletter, our weekly E-News, or the calendar for examples.
We are... engaged locally and globally in mission, with close relationships to our East End communities, and national and international mission efforts.
But, our most important resource is the people in the church—our members, our visitors, our pastors and staff—and hopefully you, too! We invite you to come visit us for one of our many worship opportunities during the week, or listen or read some of our sermons online. We regularly offer membership classes as well. Or if you have a specific question, please contact us. We look forward to getting to know you!
Christ’s radical hospitality is something we live every day. Aside from our “regular” community involvement (read more on our Mission Activities pages), ELPC also welcomes a wide range of community and non-profit organizations for meetings, singing, reading, playing, and more, including (among others), Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, Black & White Reunion, Children's Festival Chorus, East End Cooperative Ministries, East Liberty Development, Inc.; Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, Grow Pittsburgh, Kuntu Repertory Theater Board, Mendelssohn Choir, Persad Center, Inc., Pittsburgh Gospel Choir, Renaissance City Choirs, and 12-Step Groups including AA, Al-Anon, FA, NA, and OA.
Se habla español
In seeking to be inclusive and welcoming, aspects of our 11:00 Sanctuary worship service are available in both Spanish and English. A congregation member provides instantaneous translation of the sermons. Each week during the school year, we also usually offer a clase de escuela Dominical en Español.