CCO staff members Natalie Harvey and Sandie Starr Everhart, as well as associate staff members Tim and Kathy Rankin, work together to reach students at Edinboro University.
One way we build community, reach out to the campus, and equip student leaders is through the Potter’s House, which Natalie directs. The Potter’s House is an intentional Christian community focused on outreach, hospitality, and further developing the faith of the women who live there. It is a large house right across the street from Edinboro’s campus that accommodates seven college women each year. At this house, we host our annual beginning-of-the-year Pig Roast in the back yard, as well as numerous get-togethers throughout the year. The women in the house commit to doing a Bible study, eating meals together, and having a weekly house meeting.
There are several ongoing events that students are encouraged to be a part of at the Potter’s House. For one, worship nights are a time for students to come together to worship the Lord through song, scripture, prayer and fellowship, which take place the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month at 7 pm. Also, beginning Friday September 30 at 3 pm at the Potter’s House, we’ll be beginning a 5 week Bible study series on biblical narrative themes and will continue to have other Bible study series throughout the fall semester (more TBA). There is a Sunday School class at McLane Church on Sunday mornings at 9 am, which is focused on leadership and discipleship training for students wanting to grow in community, how to live out their faith in every area of life, and in reaching out to the campus.
Sandie Starr Everhart devotes her energies to reaching out to student athletes at Edinboro through leading and facilitating Bible studies for athletic teams, organizing and conducting Team Chapels, and providing support and one-on-one mentoring to student athletes. She and her family also host dinners, Bible studies, and picnics for individual athletes and entire teams.
Community outreach is a final component of the ministry. McLane Church and the Potter’s House work together to reach into the community of the town and the university. In recent years, we have been involved in projects with organizations such as the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, the Women’s Care Center, and local nursing home. Students participate in these projects to help those around them, connect with their peers, have meaningful conversations, and take the opportunity to step into leadership roles.
Contact any one of us to get involved!