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

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

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 5PM-7:30PM.

Donations are accepted on Mondays from 9AM-1PM, 5PM-7:30PM.  We cannot accept any furniture or large electronics at this time.

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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.