What the Mission Board Does

ELPC’s Mission Board is broadly engaged across our local and global communities. This page lists many of our projects.

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The Rev. Patrice Fowler-Searcy, ELPC’s associate pastor for mission ministries, oversees the day-to-day operations of the Mission Board and three committees of dedicated members of the congregation who volunteer their time and energy. Please prayerfully consider becoming involved in or financially supporting these ministries.

For more information about ELPC’s mission ministries, contact the Rev. Patrice Fowler-Searcy by email or calling 412.441.3800 x130; or Kate Carlson, administrative assistant, by email or calling 412.441.3800 x116.

Feeding

Neighbors Committee

  • Garfield Community Farm

Mentoring

Neighbors Committee

  • Homeowners support, Housing Ministry/Open Hand Ministries

Serving

Justice Committee

  • Women and children’s issues
  • Human safety and dignity issues

Neighbors Committee

  • Housing Ministry/Open Hand Ministries
  • Garfield Community Farm
  • East End Cooperative Ministry (EECM) / Council of Congregations
  • East Liberty Development, Inc. (ELDI)
  • East Liberty Gardens Apartments
  • EECM Community House Volunteer Service Teams

Peace Committee

  • Malawi Sister Church Partnership
  • Sialkot Hospital (Pakistan) support
  • Foreman College (Pakistan) support
  • South Sudan Partnership

Advocating

Justice Committee

  • Full inclusion
  • Racial justice
  • Environmental issues
  • Human safety and dignity issues
  • Women and children’s issues

Neighbors Committee

  • Community Development Engagement
  • EECM Council of Congregations, “Off to College” donation drive in support of youth programs
  • East Liberty Gardens Board of Directors

Peace Committee

  • Anti-war efforts, Thomas Merton Center
  • Various events working to foster peace

Mission Responsibility Through Investment

ELPC has a church endowment that is invested prudently and from which resources become available to support our wide-ranging ministries. These investments follow the guidelines set forth by our denomination, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), through the work of the Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) program.

Click here to review the most recent list of MRTI guidelines, which may be of use as you make personal investment decisions. For more information, visit PresbyterianMission.org.


Unbound

Unbound: An Interactive Journal of Christian Social Justice is an online journal and community that examines, expresses, and provokes social justice as inspired by the prophetic gospel of Jesus Christ. As both a journal and a forum for conversation, action, and community building, Unbound is at once the inheritor of the print journal Church & Society (98 years running) and the innovator of an interactive approach to support social ministry. Learn more at JusticeUnbound.org.