Welcome to InterVarsity Christian Fellowship!
We are on campus because we believe all 8,600 students at SUNY Potsdam and Clarkson University are deeply loved by God. Sadly, however, most don't know this yet. We are on a mission to change this! Will you join us?
InterVarsity is made up of fun loving students from both universities. 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 the Benefit Outreaches every semester. This is one way we support local charities with our finances and time.
Our group is open to anyone who wants to learn more about God's love and who like making new friends!
The IV Weekly
Fall '18 - Week 12Posted: November 15, 2018
One More Food Drive Opportunity!
This Saturday is our third and final Fall ‘18 Benefit Outreach Food Drive. The first two have been a HUGE success, raising over $200 and collecting a ton of food for the Potsdam Snack Pack Program. A BIG thanks to everyone who has so far been involved!!!
This Saturday we’ll be at both IGA and Save-A-Lot. There are plenty of volunteer slots still available. If you have not already helped in this way, please sign up today by clicking here.
Here Are 5 Things You Should Know This Week
1. IV’s Worship Night: Friday at 7:00 pm @ New Hope Community Church
This Friday, representatives from Campus Target will be presenting their work, and opportunities available to get involved with this global outreach. (Check out this video to hear how it got started.) Rides to New Hope Community Church (33 Grant Street, Potsdam) will be available at 6:45 pm in front of the College Union at SUNY Potsdam and in front of Moore House Lounge at Clarkson.
2. Urbana - InterVarsity Student Mission Conference, December 27-31, 2018
Save $100 and register BEFORE midnight tonight! Plus receive an additional $150 scholarship. Join many of us already going to Urbana to learn about what God is doing in our day, and discover the way He is inviting you to be part of it. For more information about this triennial conference check out this website and video. Contact Glen (3152654823, email@example.com) for scholarship and additional information.
3. IV’s International Thanksgiving Dinner
Many international students who attend Clarkson and Potsdam are unfamiliar with the American Thanksgiving traditions and are unable to spend time with family over the break. InterVarsity’s annual International Thanksgiving Dinner on Sat. 11/17 is an opportunity for us to serve international students, share traditional Thanksgiving experiences and food, and begin to build cross-cultural friendships. Because of the number of international students who usually attend we need all the help we can get! Opportunities include serving food, setup and tear-down, music, and AV, as well as just spreading the word. If you're interested in helping or want more information, contact Austin Jantzi.
4. IV’s English Conversation Partner Program
The English Conversation Partners Program is a great way to serve international students. Many students arrive not confident in their English and look for places to practice and become more comfortable. Many also want to build friendships with from America. Currently, we have more international students signed up than we have native English speakers, so we need people to sign up. We ask for a commitment of two to hours each month to meet with your partner, at times which best suit both of you. You can sign up here, or for more details contact Austin Jantzi.
5. Read through the Bible in a year!
On January 1, 2019, we’re inviting all of IV to begin go on the journey together of reading through the Bible in one year. More about this invitation will be coming soon, but in the meantime check out this video.
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Hebrews 11:6