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Take Me Out to the Ballgame

 

“He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.” -Psalm 145:19

 

            FCA school huddles are a great way to encourage, fellowship and grow in faith.  As our school huddles in Rockbridge County wrap up for the school year and start focusing on summer camp, I want to thank all the athletes, student leaders and huddle coaches for their hard work and dedication.  This has been a fantastic year for our huddles.          

            As I reflect upon the school year, I am reminded how Team Huddles are special.  It is where one team can come together for a common purpose both on the field and off the field.  It is where teammates see that their bond goes beyond their sport but in their hearts and souls.  If they are so special and valuable, how do we get started?  All it takes is the desire of one athlete.

            Last year a freshman baseball player at Washington and Lee University (WLU), named Carson, wanted to be involved with FCA but the baseball schedule prevented him from attending the huddle meetings.  He reached out to the WLU FCA huddle student leader who contacted me.  Our solution, start an FCA baseball huddle.  The team huddle allowed us to work around the baseball schedule for our huddle time.  In addition to the huddle time, before each game I give the team a challenge and we circle up in prayer.  What a great group of young men.  They have become very special to me and I have learned a lot from them.

Several sports are mentioned in the Bible like boxing, running and wrestling.  Football is the most popular sport so it is used for many examples.  I have come to learn that baseball is the sport that has the most spiritual examples.  

For example, God has given us his strike zone by revealing the Ten Commandments to Moses which Jesus boiled down to two, love the Lord your God and love your neighbor.  When we are called up to bat, even the best batter falls short and can only hit .350.  Does God give up on us?  No just like an MLB player who bats .350 is put in the Hall of Fame, God takes a sinner who falls short and allows them to come home (heaven).  But how do we come home?  I am sitting on third, stealing home is impossible.  To get you home will take a sacrifice fly deep into the outfield.  With Jesus at bat, He is willing to make the sacrifice (the cross) at the expense of His batting average to get you home.  And as you tag up and head home, Jesus is waiting to greet you! 

So take the initiative, join a Team Huddle and if you don’t have one take the initiative like Carson and start one.  You and your team will never be the same! 



                                                          


Rockbridge Huddles

Parry McCluer High School

Huddle Coach: Danny Cole

Meetings: Friday 9:15 am Mr. Coles Room


Parry McCluer Middle School 

Huddle Coach: Val MacInnis

Meetings: Monday 7:30 am BV Presbyterian Church


Lylburn Downing Middle School 

Huddle Coach: Heather Kilgore

Meetings: Tuesday 3:00 pm Mrs. Kilgore's Room


Rockbridge County High School

Huddle Coach: Sherry Baucom

Meetings: Thursday 7:50 am Room A4


Maury River Middle School

Huddle Coach: Tonya Fontenot, Penni Allen, Misty Armstrong

Meetings: Tuesday 7:45 am Mrs. Fontenot Room


Virginia Military Institute

 Huddle Coach: Lou Preysz III

Meetings: Monday 2000 hrs. Upper Crozet


Washington & Lee University 

Huddle Coach: Brandon Uhl

Meetings: Monday 6 pm  Doremus Rm 500


Washington & Lee University Baseball Team Huddle 

Meetings: Fridays 7:00 pm Fieldhouse Classroom


University Coaches Huddle

Huddle Coach: Rolf Piranian

Meetings: Friday 8:30 am  Blue Sky Café basement

DONATE TO GREG JEWETT

To Donate Click on Link Below:

https://my.fca.org/varockbridgecounty 

Greg Jewett


 FCA Area Representative

P.O. Box 937

255 Agners Mill Road

Lexington, VA 24450

gjewett@fca.org

419-721-1260

www.blueridgefca.org

 

 

Rockbridge County Board

Doug Bartlett

Molly Moore

Heather Paredes

Landey Patton

Rolf Piranian

Rhonda Sedovy, Chair

UPCOMING EVENTS

AUG. 24: RCHS vs PMHS TAILGATE @ 4 TO 6 PM.

SEPT. 26: SEE YOU AT THE POLE @ 7:30 AM

OCT. 1: FCA GOLF MARATHON AT WAYNESBORO CC

OCT. 4: BRING YOUR BIBLE TO SCHOOL

LISTEN FOR YOUR HUDDLE START UP!

MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS:


POWER CAMP 2018


LEADERSHIP CAMP


VMI BAPTISM

PAST OUTREACH EVENTS:

 


Liberty SOAR Dunk


Bobby Petrocelli: “You Matter”


Steve Fitzhugh: “OW2P” Drug Free



Interested in starting a Huddle at your school?

Learn more about our Campus Ministry by clicking on the link below:
  Campus 101
If you still have additional questions, contact Greg Jewett at gjewett@fca.org for more information.

Partnering Churches

Ben Salem Presbyterian                                           

Buena Vista Baptist  

Buena Vista Pentecostal Holiness

Buena Vista Presbyterian                                           

Collierstown Baptist 

Collierstown Presbyterian                                                        

Gateway EPC (Ohio)                                                         

Grace Presbyterian 

High Bridge Presbyterian  

Lexington Baptist                                                          

Lexington Presbyterian

Lexington Foursquare Gospel 

Life Chapel

Manly Memorial Baptist

Natural Bridge Baptist Association

Natural Bridge Christian Fellowship

VMI Chapel


Ministry Corporate Sponsors

Abigail Inn

Bank of Botetout

Blue Sky Café

Carilion Clinic

Cornerstone Bank

Farm Credit

Kerrs Creek Ruritan Club

Lexington Express Lube

Rockbridge Community Services

Virginia Infrastructure