Grief Share

Grief Share is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life after the loss of a loved one.  Groups meet for 13 weeks and are open to the public,  We know it hurts, and we want to help. Our next program begins February 3, and ends May 6, meeting at the church from 1:30- 3:30 PM.  This program is free and open to anyone in the community.  Contact the church office to sign-up.

Summer Youth ministry

The summer youth ministry began in 2014.  Each summer we live out the gospel by providing free lunch and recreation to area children and youth.  Volunteers from Calvin serve meals, play games, and form meaningful relationships with families of the neighborhood.  This ministry provides a context in which we can speak grace and truth to our neighbors, sharing Jesus Christ and his good news..

Stop Hunger now

Supported by the mission funds of Calvin Church, and with the help of volunteers in the church and the Elwood City community, we have purchased and packed nearly 36,000 meals since 2015.  Call the church office to find out how you can participate in our next STOP HUNGER NOW event.

MOPS (Mother's of Preschoolers)

1st and 3rd Tuesday, 9:30-11:30 AM,  September- May.

MOPS is a group designed to help moms grow and flourish as they connect with other moms.

We have coffee and brunch, we talk, we make fun crafts, and we learn from inspiring speakers!  Childcare is provided on-site.

Who is MOPS for?

MOPS is for mothers of children birth-kindergarten.


Our Deacons carry out the ministries of compassion and care to the congregation of Calvin and the community of Ellwood City.  Their ministries include delicious funeral dinners, community meals, meal deliveries, cards, devotional material for shut-ins, and distribution of financial aid.



Ministry Partners

The Calvin Presbyterian Church is proud to partner financially, prayerfully, and as volunteers with the following ministries and organizations.


Missionaries Shelvis & Nancy Smith-Mather

The Smith-Mathers are committed to building peace in the world's youngest nation of South Sudan.  Along with their 3 children, they bravely live out the gospel in this war-torn region.

Shelvis is the Principal of the RECONCILE Peace Institute (RPI). The RPI equips leaders to initiate sustainable peace in places of high conflict and trauma. Nancy is the Project Manager for the South Sudan education and peace building project, developing peace and advancing education in collaboration with the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan, Across, Yei Teacher Training College and RECONCILE International.

Click the  button below for their latest updates, more information, or to make a donation to their ministry.

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Holy Redeemer Ministerium Social Services

Together we provide food, utility assistance, and other social services to residents of Ellwood City, PA.  Food donations can be placed in the barrel in the back of the sanctuary


Missionary Claire Zuhosky

Claire works with the youth of Niger, building life skills and vocational education.  Her official role is as a development specialist in a youth center, with the Evangelical Church in the Republic of Niger.

Click the button below for more information, current newsletters, or to make a donation to her ministry.


Pine Valley Bible camp   (nehemiah project)

Located just outside Ellwood City, PA, this ministry provides Christian nurture through summer camp for urban children and youth. 

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Meals on wheels- ellwood city

Ellwood City Meals on Wheels delivers meals at a generous discount to homebound people.  This ministry began in Calvin Presbyterian Church many years ago, and is now run out of the Ellwood City Hospital.