Welcome to InterVarsity Christian Fellowship!

InterVarsity is an open group of college students from both universities eager to learn more about God...together.  Many love our Small Groups - a place to make friends, have engaging and applicable Bible studies, and together do community service and outreaches. We also organize fun events like hiking, apple picking, LachFest, skating in Lake Placid, and bowling competitions.  Perhaps we're becoming best known on campus as the group that sponsors Photo Scavenger Hunts every semester as a way to raise awareness and money for local charities.  Our group is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about Jesus and making new friends! So please check out the rest of the website to find times and locations for meetings and events.

Upcoming in IV
Posted 7/6/17

Hello friends,

"We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ."  (1 Thessalonians 1:2-3)

I wanted to begin by expressing how thankful I am for all of you. Whether you got involved in InterVarsity during the last month of the semester or years ago, our community is made richer and fuller by your presence, and I praise God for that. Thank you for the conversations you have enriched, the relationships you have developed, the work you have done to the glory of God, and the many other ways you have gotten involved. Like the church in Thessalonica that Paul writes to, we desire that as a community, our faith produces work, our love prompts labor, and our hope in the Lord Jesus Christ inspires endurance; thank you for the ways that you have been a part of making this a reality.

As Victoria, Glen, and I are starting to plan for the coming year, we would really appreciate some feedback from you to help guide our decisions! Here is a survey we’ve created to get some of your thoughts on Large Group. We truly value your input, and we need your help to see what changes would help to make us a stronger and healthier community, and what has been working well. Please submit your responses asap. Thanks in advance!

Summer can be a great opportunity to rest from the business and stress we experience during the school year. I hope this summer will be a time of spiritual growth and renewing for each of us, although I know that it can also have its challenges. For me, there has already certainly been both! I am living in the Boston area for the summer, which is challenging because I don’t really have many connections here. I’m still working on finding a church to become involved with, and it has been difficult for me to have new people in every area of my day-to-day life: new people to work with, new people to live with, and new people to fellowship with. In the midst of all this change (which you may know is not my strong suit!), it is so assuring to know that God does not change. He is faithful every month of the year, and in every place we may go. 

Since God is constant and desires to continue teaching, challenging, and growing us this summer, I want to encourage you to be paying attention to where He is leading. How is God working in your life this summer? Who around you is challenging and encouraging you in your faith? Are you spending time seeking God and His will? What difficulties that you are dealing with are you talking to Him about?

I am reminded of a few lines from one of my favorite hymns, This is My Father’s World: 

This is my Father’s world, and to my listening ears, 

all nature sings and round me rings the music of the spheres.  

God is present in all that is around us, but we need listening ears to notice. I pray that God will open all of our eyes and ears, so that we can see His glory and His compassion toward us.

In Christ,