Photos & Video
There’s always something fun happening at East Liberty Presbyterian Church. A picture says a thousand words. View some of our images below, or check us out on:
- ELPC Facebook Page;
- ELPC’s YouTube channel;
- ELPC Young Adults’ Facebook Page;
- Hope Academy’s blog;
- Hope Academy on Facebook
As part of Pride Month, ELPC once again participated in the annual PrideFest, a wonderful witness opportunity for the church. We carried an eight-foot banner with several members walking with us showing the LGBTQ community that our church truly stands for radical hospitality. We also had a booth set up to provide information and to answer questions about our church. Learn more about East Liberty Presbyterian Church’s stance on welcoming the LGBTQ community and being an inclusive church.
Many Pittsburgh area churches, synagogues, and faith-based organizations participated in Circle of Faith, a new Pride Month event to show support for inclusion of LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, asexual persons) in all aspects of religious services and activities. The free, interfaith public event took place at the Highland Park reservoir. Participants walked around the reservoir with their banners and signs identifying groups and their welcome to all into their faith communities. The Renaissance City Choirs performed at the finish line, and ELPC’s Justice Committee sponsored an event at the reservoir.
ELPC’s Cathedral Concerts series continued with a ground-breaking choral collaboration. The East End Choral Festival brought together the choirs from ELPC, Shadyside Presbyterian, Calvary Episcopal, and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Churches. Our special guest was British conductor David Hill, renown as Chief Conductor of the BBC Singers, and Musical Director of The Bach Choir from London. The Choral Festival featured music written by Benjamin Britten, Gerald Finzi, and Randall Thompson.
Six members from East Liberty Presbyterian Church joined with 16 volunteers from the Carlisle Presbytery for work with residents of Point Pleasant, N.J., through Lend A Hand, a PC(USA) mission. Participants on this mission trip worked to help rehabilitate homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
Here’s a brief (30 seconds) video overview of our church:
In this next video, hear the Rev. Dr. Randall K. Bush, a classically-trained pianist, playing Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2. He is joined by Hope Academy instructor Suzanne Polak and former Associate Director of Worship Jon Tyillian. Six hands, one piano rendition. Performed on February 14, 2009 at East Liberty Presbyterian Church for Hope Academy’s benefit performance, “Love and All That Jazz.”
In this next video, the Rev. Dr. J. Richard Szeremany, former Director of Worship, Music and the Arts, explains “How come the organ has so many keys?” One in a series of videos where Dr. Szeremany discusses and plays ELPC’s Aeolian Skinner organ. In this video, Szeremany introduces himself and the organ, including where the pipes are located, why there are four keyboards on the console, and the range of pipe sizes and sounds.