Welcome to InterVarsity Christian Fellowship!

    We are a group of college students from both universities who meet weekly to hang out, develop close friendships, and learn more about God. We meet in various smaller study groups throughout the week to spend time studying the Bible and discussing what it means. We also organize fun events like hiking, apple picking, an International Student Thanksgiving and Easter Dinners, and a barn dance. 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.

             Photo Scavenger Hunt
       Nov. 4/5, 2016

As an outreach and service project InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is sponsoring a Photo Scavenger Hunt November 4 & 5, 2016 at SUNY Potsdam and Clarkson University.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners and for each participant InterVarsity will donate $1 to the Potsdam Humane Society.

 How do I Sign-Up?

InterVarsity will be tabling in the College Union at SUNY Potsdam and in the Student Center at Clarkson University as much as possible the weeks of Oct. 24 and Oct. 31.  Students will be able to sign up then.  Students can also sign up on-line through InterVarsity’s Scavenger Hunt Facebook page.   Students must sign-up in order to win one of the 3 Grand Prizes.

 How to I Participate?

Once signed-up you’re ready to participate.  At 5:00pm on Nov. 4 InterVarsity will be posting 30 photos from around campus, 15 from SUNY Potsdam and 15 from Clarkson University.  Each participant will be given 24 hours to find the locations on their campus, take a selfie of themselves in front of the location (to verify they found it), and upload their photos to the Facebook site.  No photos will be accepted after 5:00pm on Nov. 5.

Where and when will I find the 15 photos from my campus?

At 5:00pm, Nov. 4 they will be posted on the “Scavenger Hunt- InterVarsity Clarkson/Potsdam” Facebook page.

 Where and by when do I submit my photos?

By 5:00pm, Nov. 5 all photos need to be submitted to the “Scavenger Hunt – InterVarsity Christian Fellowship” event Facebook page.

 When will Prizes be Awarded?

Prizes will be awarded on Nov. 6 at 7:00pm in Clarkson University’s Student Center Forum.   Eligible winners must be present, and present their campus ID, to claim a prize.

 How will Prizes be Awarded?

Only participants who submit verifiable selfies at each location (a total of 15 photos) will have their names drawn for one of the Grand Prizes.  All participants will have their names drawn for one of the many great door prizes.  Again, eligible winners must be present to actually win.

 What are the Grand Prizes?

  1st Grand Prize: Insignia™ - 48" Class (47.6" Diag.) - LED - 1080p - HDTV – Black (Model: NS-48D510NA17)

  2nd Grand Prize: Insignia™ - 32" Class - (31.5" Diag.) - LED - 720p - HDTV – Black (Model: NS-32D310NA17)

  3rd Grand Prize: $80 Amazon Gift card

 What are the Door Prizes?

They include a 5 lbs. container of Gummy Bears, JBL Bluetooth portable speakers, a set of four Nerf Guns, a $15 gift iTunes card, and more!

 Why Participate?

We hope that by participating you will have fun taking the pictures, enjoy the chance to win a nice prize, and feel good knowing that by participating InterVarsity Christian Fellowship will be donating $1 to the Potsdam Humane Society.

Upcoming in IV:

Hi Friends!

Happy Wednesday! We hope your week is going well. We are very excited about how God is moving on our campuses, and how He is doing that through our Small Groups and weekly Large Group gatherings!

Continuing the Conversation

To those of you who came to our special Large Group last Friday on Social Justice / Relational Abuse, thank you! Thank you for being willing to be a part of a difficult conversation and thank you for the grace you showed to those who gave their testimonies. As promised, the PowerPoint is attached so you may review it.

Did you know that October is domestic violence awareness month? Let's keep the conversation that we started last Friday going, in your Small Group and over meals. We especially want to help people understand that abuse is so much more than just physical violence. There are several ways we are thinking about continuing this conversation within our chapter, so expect to get a seperate email with the details soon. May we be a group of people who are willing to properly act when we see injustice around us.


We have a Facebook page and group! Search InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and like our page and join our group. Not only is this a source to see information that goes out in emails but also gives you the opportunity to connect with other IV members!

Large Group

Since this week is break for both schools, there will be no large group. However, our Small Groups will be meeting this week, unless you’ve been told otherwise by your Small Group Leader,  and Large Group will return next week!

Small Groups

Again, Small Groups are where the action is, and it is never too late to join one!  Check out our website for an up-to-late listing of where and when they meet. If you can’t make the Small Group nearest to your living community, you are welcome to any of them across the campuses. Please bring friends so we can introduce them to the Lord!

Act- Check out THIS video!

Act:2016 is InterVarsity’s fall conference. Come join InterVarsity chapters from all over NY to dive into the word of God and gain a better understanding of what it means to be God’s Ambassador. ACT:2016 happens in Syracuse on October 21 - 23.  Scholarships are available to all. For more information and to register, click here.

Campus-Wide Photo Scavenger Hunt - Oct. 28/29!!  YOUR HELP WANTED!!!

From 5:00p, Oct. 28 to 5:00p, Oct. 29 hundreds of students will be running around campus trying to find specific locations on campus so they can take a selfie of themselves in each location.  Why?  Maybe for a chance to win one of the top three prizes we’re giving away, including a 48” TV.  Maybe for the joy of knowing that just because they are participating we will donate $1 to the Potsdam Humane Society.  Or, maybe just for the fun of it.  Regardless, we are REALLY excited to launch this crazy idea.  

During the last two weeks of October we will be inviting people from campus to sign-up.  Would you be willing to help us with this by standing by a table in the College Union or Student Center and inviting people to participate?  If so, please go to this Google sheet, look at the times available and email us when you are willing to be available. Thanks in advance for helping to make this crazy fun idea become a reality!

We hope you have a safe and enjoyable break!

In Him,

Sarah Lilholt