Welcome, visitors, to East Liberty Presbyterian Church!
We welcome visitors to our church, and we invite you to come visit us at one of our many worship services. Choosing a church is an important personal decision, and we hope that you will consider worshiping with us and learning more about our community of faith. Our most important resource is the people in the church—our members, our visitors, our pastors and staff—and hopefully you, too!
East Liberty Presbyterian Church (ELPC) is a warm, progressive, diverse, inclusive family of faith, transcending all boundaries of race, class, ability, culture, age, gender and sexual identity to become one in Christ. We are a PC(USA) affiliated congregation, and we offer something for everyone—from a traditional 11:00 Sanctuary worship service to after-school homework help; music opportunities and spiritual classes for all ages, a weekly Taizé service, a Stephen ministry, centering prayer, youth and young adults programs, summer bible school for children, retreats, dinners, and more. View our monthly newsletters, our weekly NewsFlashes, or the calendar for examples.
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. Following worship, we also usually offer a clase de escuela Dominical en Español. Nos reunimos cada semana para descubrir lo que la Biblia nos dice. Por favor únete a esta jornada con nosotros.
We offer an Inquirers’ Classe several times a year in which people can learn more about Presbyterian history, theology, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and what it means to be a member of ELPC. These sessions are usually held after Sunday worship, including a shared meal and time for questions and conversation.
Here are a few words from our senior pastor, the Rev. Dr. Randy Bush:
There are many doors that lead into our church building. Most people enter through the Highland Avenue entrance, while others come through the main sanctuary doors on Penn Avenue or the side sanctuary doors on Whitfield Street. Our church is almost always open, so people regularly come in to see the beautiful architecture, to enjoy a special concert, to volunteer as a tutor, to serve a meal in the homeless shelter, or to find a quiet place for prayer as a break in a busy day. Churches are places where people can encounter the gospel of Christ; however at ELPC it is also true that the gospel of Christ (through our worship services and ministry programs) invariably takes the initiative and directly encounters all who enter our doors. We welcome you to the special convergence of faith and daily life that greets you once you enter through our church doors.
The photo at the top of the page shows a sample of panels