By serving as a community anchor for over 65 years, Elmwood Avenue Presbyterian Church has played a large role in Southwest Erie.  Throughout the years, we have served in many capacities–from mission trips to local events, we continue to be active in the following mission projects:


Food Pantry – still open during COVID-19 restrictions

Our food pantry serves community members through Second Harvest Food Bank.

We operate on the 3rd Thursday of the Month, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM.

Boundaries served are between West 20 to West 38; Cascade to Greengarden


Erie Free Store- currently open every other week – Open July 20, August 3, August 17, August 31

Erie Free Store is exactly what the name says–a FREE store.  From clothing to blankets, from household items to shoes, our assortment always changes.  We have only three rules: Be Kind.  Take What You Need.  Pay It Forward.

We are open on Mondays from 4:30pm until 7:00pm.

Donations are accepted on Mondays from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm at the Church Office and 4:30pm until 7:00pm when the Erie Free Store is open.  We cannot accept any furniture or large electronics at this time. Please call the Church office before bringing your donations. (814-864-4809)(Not always accepting donations)

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Other Mission Projects

Elmwood Avenue Presbyterian Church keeps other ongoing mission projects, such as:  Cellphones for Soldiers, Habitat for Humanity builds, and the Crop Walk.  If you have an idea for a mission or outreach activity, please contact our Church office.