USF Fellowship of Christian Athletes Stays Strong

Special to the USF Vessel

Sioux Falls, SD – The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) organization at the University of Sioux Falls is feeling the same sense of loss many are feeling during these unprecedented times. Not only did the second semester of this school year get cut short, the leadership team is losing a big chunk of its members with the 2020 graduating class.

“FCA was such a big part of my weekly routine, I feel a little lost without it. It was a great time to spend with friends, worshipping God and learning more about Him while also growing closer to Him and each other,” says Mercede Odegaard, a sophomore at USF who is a consistent attendant of FCA.

Although this school year didn’t end quite the way it was supposed to, the FCA chapter at USF is hopeful for the future. The number of students attending each week is constantly growing, which the leadership team hopes will continue next school year, even after this extended time away from campus.

Even with the loss of the seniors, not only those on the leadership team, but also those who were active participants, the FCA chapter at USF will stay strong.

“It’s definitely not the ending we wanted, especially with not being able to say goodbye to the seniors. However, I’m looking forward to next year and can’t wait to get back on campus and get together, with both old and new members”, Odegaard says.

The USF FCA chapter meets every Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Big Z Hall on campus. If you’re interested in joining or just want some more information, check out USF Cougar FCA on Twitter and Instagram.



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