Who We Are
We are a NJ based
“EUPC is a worshiping community that is committed to equipping, empowering and engaging God’s people into relevant ministry. View our website to see how you can get involved in our work.”
Elmwood Churches traces its beginning back to 1961 when Mount Carmel Presbyterian Church of Newark merged with Elmwood Presbyterian Church of East Orange to form Elmwood United Presbyterian Church of East Orange. Today Elmwood is one church in three locations with one unified budget, one session and one God-given vision.
Elmwood's two other campuses are Elmwood West and Elmwood Central. (For information about Elmwood's East Campus, click East Orange Campus). Elmwood West is located in West Orange, New Jersey and is a church plant which grew out of a bible study fellowship in 2001. Elmwood @ St. Cloud is a growing worship and ministry site with young families, children, youth and young adults. The rapidly growing Township of West Orange provides the St. Cloud Campus with unlimited opportunities for growth and new ministry initiatives. (For information about Elmwood's St.Cloud Campus, click West Orange Campus). Elmwood Central is located in Newark, New Jersey and resulted from the 2007 merger of the former Central Presbyterian Church of Newark and Elmwood. Elmwood Central is now a mission-minded, Christ-centered congregation with a growing membership and a heart for the City and its inhabitants.
Elmwood also has several signature ministries including Harambee Community Development Initiative, Inc. which is located in East Orange, New Jersey. Harambee is a 501 (3)C corporation birthed by Elmwood in 1985. The Harambee Center, as it is called, houses the Harambee Family Academy, the Harambee Wellness Center, the Harambee Recording Studio, and many other ministries designed to address some of the needs of East Orange and the Essex County area. (For more information about The Harambee Community Development Initiative, Inc, click Harambee Ministry). Collectively, Elmwood is a predominantly African-American church with over 1,000 members. Elmwood seeks to serve all people regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, or national origin. We delight in the privilege of representing the Kingdom of God in our worship, fellowship and service and extend an open invitation to all who would be led of the Spirit to join us.
Elmwood East. 135 Elmwood Avenue, East Orange, NJ 07018