Webber’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) met for the first huddle of the Spring 2016 semester on Tuesday evening in the Babson Center. The staff and students were thrilled to welcome each other back from Winter break.
The worship music was provided by Luke Brigham on guitar, Alex Spadaro on guitar and Cody Warren on the box drum. FCA East Polk County Area Representative, LeRoy Dempsey administered the message about Christian millennials and challenges faced in today’s society. He encouraged students to always remember as a Christian they were built to overcome the trials and tribulations encountered in everyday life. The slogan #Iwasbuiltforthis was the phrase of the evening. A big thanks to LeRoy for always sacrificing his time to make a difference in the lives of Webber student-athletes.
Coach Chuck Kelly and Mrs. Leone spoke about FCA projects that took place during the Fall 2015 semester and the direction for the Spring 2016 semester. The benevolence fund topped out at $1,000 for the semester with students and staff raising $550 and a gifted amount of $450. The funds were used for a “Turkey Project” for employees on campus and to assist with shipping clothing to El Salvador and Honduras. Students collected clothing throughout the entire to semester to provide to Tabernaculo Biblico Bautista Amigos de Israel Central in El Salvador and to the Franciscan School in Honduras. Webber international students Moises Vasquez and Eric Flores have delivered some clothing already and are still in the process of shipping clothing.
FCA is excited about the Spring 2016 semester and providing service to the community. Students are already gearing up for the American Cancer Society’s-Relay for Life event that will take place later this Spring as well as the Annual Easter Egg Hunt provided by Polk County Park’s and Recreation. On February 5th FCA members will be volunteering at the Sanctity of Life Celebration, which will take place at Faith Baptist Church in Winter Haven. Those who are interested in volunteering should meet at a Tuesday evening FCA huddle for more information.
FCA is hosted every Tuesday evening at 8:00pm in the Babson Center on-campus. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend!