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, organized by the following: feeding, mentoring, serving, advocating, and housing.

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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

The Director of Mission Ministries oversees the day-to-day operations; the Mission Board and four 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 L. Fowler-Searcy, director of mission ministries, by email or phone, 412.441.3800 x30; or Kate Carlson, administrative assistant, by email or phone, 412.441.3800 x16.