Students wake up early to preach


Mark Porter

PREACH! Sophomore Skye Haruyama stands in front of the crowd to preach about God. He was talking about the beauty of Jesus; Haruyama has been following Jesus for four years. “I love how hungry everyone is to hear about Jesus. I also love how that forms pure fellowship with the Father,” Haruyama said.

Jacqueline Grega, Staff Writer

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is held every Thursday morning at 6:30 a.m.

“I go to FCA because it’s really nice to have a community within our school where you know certain people believe in the same things you do,” said Katherine Dunne, 11.

What do you get when you mix up donuts and early morning meetings? You get Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). You do not need to be an athlete to go. You also do not need to have a religious background.

“When I was in college I had the opportunity to participate in an organization called Athletes in Action. I had a great experience and it’s something that I’ve always carried with me.

“During the last two years I have been fortunate enough to connect with Daniel McKee at Montgomery Community Church.

“Through conversations and seeing the growth of some of the young men on the football team, McKee and I came up with the idea of trying to bring some of the athletes together at Sycamore and allowing them the opportunity to grow spiritually.

“Everyone is welcome regardless of religions beliefs and regardless if you are an athlete or not. It’s just a great opportunity for human beings to come together and share their beliefs and connect with other people,” said Mr. Mark Porter, FCA advisor.

Dunne tries to go often.

“It’s hard to find people who can relate to you, and it’s nice to have that and to be able to express yourself without judgment,” Dunne said.