Christian Ed special events
Club One Sixteen
Walk the Labyrinth
Vacation church school (VCS)
We welcome all adults in their 20s and 30s--married, single, partnered, with or without children--to take part in our Young Adult Ministries. Throughout the year, we offer a range of opportunities to come together, share, learn and grow as Christians. For questions on any of the Young Adults programs,
, our Young Adults Ministry Coordinator. We invite you to join our warm and dynamic group for faith and fellowship! Also, read more about TRAIL, the new interdenominational group.
The fair-trade coffee “Café Justo” is now being offered at ELPC during its hospitality times, and is also available for purchase (by the pound) in the bookstore. Café Justo is farmer-owned cooperative based in Mexico, formed to address the causes of labor migration from Mexico to the U.S. The ELPC young adults are partnering with ELPC’s Mission Board and its Youth and Young Adult Committee to offer Café Justo. We believe in and support Café Justo’s main goal of maintaining a Mexican-owned cooperative with economic incentives for people to remain on their family land and, hence, keeping families together.
For questions about any of the events below, or to RSVP, please contact Wil Forrest, Coordinator, Young Adult Ministry, by or (412) 441-3800 x14.
Sunday, June 16 | Show your pride! ELPC participates in the Pittsburgh LGBTQ Pride Parade
We will head down together in the church van to march as a church in the Annual Pittsburgh Pride Parade as our church does each year to show our support for our LGBTQ sisters and brothers. Afterward we can enjoy the booths and entertainment at the Pride street fair.
Week of June 24-June 28 | Volunteer for Church School, any day, 8am - 3pm | Special YAM event on June 27, 1pm - 3pm
In our summer-long quest to reach out to different age groups, all young adults are encouraged to volunteer during VCS along side older adults while serving younger kids. To volunteer, contact Pastor Heather. All YAM hands on deck as we plan and host the afternoon prayer activity for all kids on Thursday the 27th from 1:00-3:00pm. Come to the planning meeting June 23 at 9am in the Pastor’s Conference Room and also make sure to attend the Child Safety Policy training on June 16 or 23.
July 5 | First Friday @ Station Street Hot Dogs, 7:00pm
What could be more American than a talking about freedom over a good ole hot dog? Come join us at the historical Station Street Hot Dogs, reopened in 2012 as a Kevin Sousa eatery, for a fun, intentional conversation and fellowship while enjoying one of these specialty dogs with fresh cut fries. Check out their delicious menu.
July 14 | Youth and young adults go kayaking! Meet after the 10am (summer) worship service
ELPC youth and young adults unite for afternoon together of kayaking on the three rivers with Kayak Pittsburgh. No previous kayaking experience necessary. Bring a change of clothes and money for kayak rental (rates on their website). Meet in the Game Room for lunch before we head out together in the van. RSVP to Wil required by July 12. (Parents, check out the FAQs for kids in kayaks)
July 20 | ELPC Happy Wanderers and Young Adults at Phipps Conservatory
ELPC’s Happy Wanderers and Young Adults will enjoy s trip to Pittsburgh’s great treasure, Phipps Conservatory. Meet at ELPC at 10am in the Harambe Room for a ride in ELPC’s van, or meet us at Phipps at 10:30. Exhibits in July include Glass in the Gardens, Butterfly Forest, Tropical Forest India, and more. After Phipps we will grab lunch together locally. Bring money for admission and lunch.
August 2 | First Friday @ Prayer Walk, 7pm
We will begin and end at ELPC, but spend the rest of our time doing a prayer walk all over the city. While we will ride together to experience, learn about and pray over different parts of our hometown, we will also do some recreational and contemplative walking too. Come ready to walk and pray!
August 18 | At This Point in My Life: An Intergenerational Roundtable, after the 10am worship
Folks of all ages are invited to this fun, interactive event where we together across the generations will explore some of the most important questions in life. What have I learned? What makes you an adult? What is the meaning of life? We will have a simple lunch while sharing our life experience and stories with one another. Room 234.
August 25 | Get to Know Kim, Chicago Style, after the 10am worship
Come get to know Kim better as we explore her Chicago roots and learn more about her upbringing. Together with Kim, we will talk about sports, including talks about her attending school with Derrick Rose and the late Benji Wilson. Additionally, Kim will discuss the impact of being raised in a city where politicians such as Barak and speakers such as Oprah resided, and how that impacted her life course. So bring your gym shorts and empty stomachs, while we dribble a little b-ball and enjoy refreshment as Kim take us down her Chicago memory lane. In the Game Room.
When the ELPC Young Adult Ministry group attended a local Friday evening worship, it left us hungry for more young adult fellowship. After some praying, thinking and planning we invited neighbors to join together to have a Drum Circle group consisting of individuals from three different denominations and six different churches. It was a good beginning.
And now, this group has spawned a new creation: TRAIL, “Three Rivers Adult Interdenominational Links”: chosen to stress our scope of being broad in area (of all Pittsburgh) and in tradition (of all denominations). We are also all about making links/connections with each other. While we will drum periodically, feedback resoundingly indicated that we want to also break bread together (go out to eat and potlucks), engage in mission and community events, have fun and worship. Who knows what else? If you are a young adult this group is for you! We are open to all, and invite you to bring friends of all denominations and locations. Check TRAIL out on Facebook
To RSVP or for questions, or (412) 260-2554.
Now is the time to get involved with your faith life and with TRAIL and ELPC’s young adult ministries!