Programs and Services


The Campus Ministry Cooperative program provides many great opportunities, programs and services that engage our students and strengthen their faith as they make new friends.

Opportunities All Year Long

Please join us every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Van Houten South (on the side opposite Pogue Student Center). Spend time growing strong relationships in community and hear from speakers on topics relevant to college students. Come check out the relaxed environment and connect with friends. We look forward to seeing you!

The Ecumenical Spirituality Center in McNerney Hall features private rooms for prayer, counseling and meditation, office space for campus ministry organizations, and a nondenominational worship space.

Campus Ministry reaches out to first-year students by participating in Freshmen Orientation. Members assist with freshmen Move-In and affiliated clubs host a table at Club Rush.

Lenten Luncheons are a community event held every Wednesday during Lent from noon to 1 p.m. at the Edinboro United Methodist Church. Enjoy a light lunch followed by a Lenten Reflection at 12:30 p.m.

Campus Ministry knows that college life can present many challenges. On Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Pogue Student Center, it offers a place for students to stop and discuss their concerns or get some words of encouragement. The Listening Post is staffed with volunteers from local churches who have completed a training program.

Individual student ministry groups on campus offer retreats and conferences each year. Often these groups join other students from across the state or various regions for the gatherings. For more information, contact the Newman Student Association or CRU listed under Affiliated Organizations.

Join us Friday evenings from 5 to 5:30 p.m. in the Campus Ministry Center for a Christian vesper service. Music (great musicians welcome) and study topic will vary. Enjoy fellowship and light refreshments as well. Come as you are. All are welcome.

Campus Ministry provides workshops for professional and personal development by request. Many topics can be addressed, including living your faith, dating and relationships, faith and science, social justice, nontraditional forms of prayer, religion and politics.

The Campus Ministry Cooperative, together with various student ministry groups, offers a variety of service opportunities each year. Examples include:

  • Caroling at Edinboro Manor
  • Community trick or treating for the local food pantry
  • Apple picking at the Porreco Center to benefit the Edinboro Food Bank
  • Putting together resources to support new moms who need help
  • Social "knit-working": Students knit items to donate to the Erie City Mission or to premature babies in the hospital. They meet on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 7 to 9 p.m.

Contact Us

Campus Ministry Office
Ghering Health and Wellness Center
McNerney Hall
300 Scotland Road
Phone: 814-732-2601