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FCA Prepares for Fields of Faith

FCA Prepares for Fields of Faith
By Adam Blakemore
Standing among many hushed and waiting people of different ages, as a minister walks up to the podium to deliver a sermon. This minister, however, is not a trained professional, but is actually a classmate of some in the audience. Everyone listens intently as they speak about the word of God.
This is the idea behind the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and their Fields of Faith Program, which will happen on Fri., May 16. It will be the first event like this held in Prince George, although the inspiration for it came from FCA members observing other counties put on a program like this.
Although this service will be a non-denominational Christian service, it is open to anyone who would wish to attend, even those of other religions.
“I think this would be a great way for people of other religions to come out and see what this event is all about. We would love for people who aren’t practicing Christians to come out and enjoy the program we are putting on,” junior Sarah Beth-Howard said.
The FCA has been working on this even since Mar., before Spring Break came around. The official committee, including junior Anna Smith and Beth Howard.
“It took us awhile to get started, because at first we were trying to figure out how to do everything, but once we knew what we were doing, the work became much simpler and went by a lot faster,” Smith said.
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    Busola OlanrewajuJun 5, 2012 at 6:34 am

    I applaud them for their strength and ability to stand behind what they believe. In a world where so many people are being persecuted for their beliefs its great to see that an event like this can take place.

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    Josh KentMay 29, 2012 at 8:20 am

    i am truly inspired by the ” steadiness in the faith” by many of the FCA members. It takes alot of courage, and obviously alot of faith to be able to stand up infront of an audniece full of strangers and express you faith in god to them. I honestly don’t know that I coudl be abel to do that myself. I look up to them, and hoep that someday I am as grounded in my faith as they are.

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    Tasia FaulconMay 28, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Fields of Faith was a great way for people of all to finally accept and realize that everyone doesn’t believe in the same things and that they don’t have to. We are all people going through life and just because one person believes something different from another, it doesn’t mean they should be looked at any differently.

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    Faven ButlerMay 28, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    I like how the school environment welcomes oppurtunities for religious students to participate in clubs like FCA regardless of the type of religion someone believes in. This is also a chance for us to learn about the culture and religion of others, whether we believe in it or not. It is always good to have an open mind and be free to others’ opinions. Although this is the first event like this PG has held, I hope to see it become an annual event.

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    Melissa TomlinMay 28, 2012 at 7:28 am

    I think that this is really cool of FCA, though I never heard of it until I read this article. I think that FCA should have more of things functions and get the student body involved. Maybe an idea could be having it during ETEH so that kids that can not stay after school could get the opportunity during school.

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    Sarah Beth HowardMay 25, 2012 at 8:40 am

    In an increasing world where certain views are oppressed or at least misunderstood, the allowance of the school board to permit the FCA to stay and show its presence on this scale means that there is hope that people can be understanding of everyone’s faith and give positive feedback of a purely Christian event. It also shows that people can witnesses differences between other Christian faiths. Baptists are known for their particular style of dance and song through worship, and Catholics have a notorious traditional, sometimes stoic looking, service. However, events like these show that we can get together and celebrate and pray together despite our obvious worship service differences.

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    Marshall DunnMay 24, 2012 at 4:33 am

    I like how the FCA encourages teens to come together and hear the word of God, especially since religion tends to be a sensitive subject. I think that the article needed a little more detail about what exactly went on in the service, just to give a briefing to those who missed the event.

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    Kayla BishopMay 24, 2012 at 3:50 am

    It is nice to hear of our schools groups putting on more things after school for people and students to attend it is a great way for people to hear about all the great things out groups at Prince George do. I really wish that i could of attended the program it seems like it would of been a very nice program. I think the article was okay it should of had more detail about what the program was really about and at some points it was difficult to understand.

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    Chloe AlexanderMay 23, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    After reading this, I wish I had attended. I appreciate the fact that the program was open to people of all religions, because that is how it should be. Everyone can learn a thing or two from others, no matter their faith, even if it is just the understanding of opposing beliefs. The outcomes of putting on such an event are all positive and I hope they continue with this event.

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    John ShumarMay 23, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    After personally attending and participating in this event, I found it very uplifting that there still is a large amount of people who serve God and recognize that America is great because of His work. I hope that events like this not only continue to happen, but occur more often and attract more participants. I hope that the FCA continues to obtain more influence in our school so that we can make our community a better place.

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    Matthew SchneckMay 23, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    In a world slowly drifting away from its roots, it is great to see that the FCA is trying to maintain the ties to religion that our country was founded upon. It is great to see that the FCA is being recognized by TRN for what they are trying to accomplish. The efforts put forth by the FCA are quite commendable and they should serve as an example to the other organizations within the school.

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    Stephen BrockwellMay 23, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    These types of events are good for student morale. Discussing religious matters in school is hard, as many see it as a personal, embarrassing, or even controversial subject, in the eyes of their peers. It is good for such students to get the opportunity to discuss their feelings and ideas regarding religious teachings in an environment with friends.

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    Megan JonsonMay 21, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    When I first heard about the fields of faith production that was being put on by the FCA I was honestly shocked. I had never heard of an FCA function going on after school hours to such a big effect. However, after I learned about what they were doing I had so much respect for everyone involved. As teenagers it is not always easy for us to openly talk about things we believe in and especially not religion at school. I think it was a wonderful idea of the FCA to create an environment where PGHS students can feel comfortable and open about talking about things like religion.