Poverty in our neighborhood

Our neighborhood has many needs that we serve. The immediate zip code has a median household income of around $10,000, which the lowest in the entire state of Pennsylvania, state average is $55,702.



Neighbors on our street include,  Erie City Mission, Mental Health Association, The Upper Room Homeless Shelter, Gaudenzia Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, New Directions Health Care (a methadone clinic), Salvation Army, and possibly most important, the McDonald's next door.  All of those resources are within a five block stretch that we've placed ourselves in the middle of to be a service to all people.

Give to the work at The Cross | Erie

Whether you are tithing in obedience to Malachi 3:10 or contributing over and above your tithe as an act of generosity, your money will help us minister God’s hope and healing to our community which is the most impoverished in NW Pennsylvania


We give in order to be blessed, not for fear of anything negative in our lives. We give out of gratitude and love! You can give your gift safely and securely online - this is one of the easiest ways to give to our church. Thank you.