FCA invites all to join, attend ‘Light Up the Hilltop’

By Logan Arneson, Contributing Writer

With college starting up, freshman and transfers are looking for ways to get connected to the school. Getting involved on campus through clubs is a great way to meet new friends and possibly find a new passion. One club up here on the hilltop is FCA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes. 

FCA is an organization where students can come together to strengthen their relationship with Jesus Christ. Student Callaway Barr is president and is in charge of the meetings, which take place every Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Boyle Room in the ASRC.

“FCA is a time of fellowship with believers of Jesus Christ,” said Barr. “We usually worship or , play a game, then someone will give a message, break up in discussion groups, and then pray out.”

Joining together as one big group allows everyone to relate with one another and become more spiritual together. Barr made a point that non-athletes are welcome to join the organization as well.

Referencing the FCA adviser, Myron Jellison, Barr said, “FCA is cool because you become friends with people you usually would not be friends with. When Myron built FCA here, he wanted to make it for the whole campus.”

FCA will also be hosting a big opening event called “Light Up the Hilltop” on Sept. 5 from 7-10 p.m. This event will round up the Topperfest events as well.

There will be games, free giveaways of shirts and Texas Roadhouse coupons, guest speakers and a Christian rap group.

The guest speaker will be Joshua Eze, a life coach and author. Another guest will be WLU alumnus Jerimy Mask, who used to be a leader for FCA and played football.

Christian rap group Switching Lanes will be performing, for entertainment and spiritual messages.

The time schedule for “Light Up the Hilltop” is a sound check from 6-7 p.m., guest speaker from 7-8 p.m and, Switching Lanes from 8-9 p.m. It will end with an after party from 9-10 p.m. for everyone to socialize and get to know new people.

“The purpose for this event is to have people join together and find a solid Christian community up here on the hilltop,” said Barr. She pushes diversity and encourages everyone to come get connected and get closer in their relationship with Jesus Christ. 

“I have made life-long friends through FCA,” said Barr. “You are surrounded by a community of believers who accept you, love you, and encourage you in everything you do. My favorite time of the week is Tuesday night at 8 p.m.”

If interested, come out to join her and other FCA members for a spiritual beginning here at West Liberty.

Photo provided by FCA