Wednesday, November 19

Take a study break!

Welcome back! We hope you had a great Thanksgiving break and you are ready to finish the semester strong. Mark your calendars, because there are several fun FCA events that will take place this week.

This Thursday, we will be watching a thought-provoking short DVD. Afterwards we will have small groups to discuss the DVD and pray for one another as the semester ends and exams begin.

This Sunday, Decemeber 7, the FCA Formal will be held in the Mott House at 6:30 pm. Remember to bring a White Elephant gift and silly slippers or socks. Dress is formal. Bring your dancing socks and be prepared to have some fun!

Lastly, Kolby Hoover will be coming in from Washington this Friday! If you don't know Kolby, he is someone you will definitely want to get to know. Be sure to contact him or catch him at Midnight League and the FCA Formal!

God bless,
The Leadership Team

Thursday, November 6

This Thursday...

Put the books down and come hear Eric Hause speak at FCA this Thursday! Eric is the youth pastor for Bethel Grove Bible church, just down the road from Cornell. He went to Denver Seminary where he played college Basketball. Today he uses his seminary and basketball skills to keep up with the curious and energetic youth of Bethel Grove. Be sure to be there for a great time and to gain some insight into how God is working in Eric's life.

Additionally, Cornell-Ithaca FCA shirts and sweaters will be coming out soon! Be sure to e-mail us if you can't make it to the meeting tonight to sign up. The shirts are a must have for any avid FCA member.

Lastly, the FCA Formal is on Dec 7 around 6:30 at the Mott House. Be ready for tasty holiday treats and festive dancing.

Hope to see you soon.
God bless,
The Leadership Team

Tuesday, October 28

This Thursday...

This Thursday Dan DiLeo will speak about the life of a Christian athlete and the role God has played in his hockey career. Dan DiLeo has been a long time FCA member and leader, and plays goalie for the Cornell Ice Hockey team as number 31. He has an amazing background, a lot of passion, and a great sense of humor. Come this Thursday to hear an encouraging message about how God is working in Dan's life.

Additionally, FCA lunch will be held in the Statler at 12-2 pm Wednesday. It is a great time to get to know your fellow FCA members outside of the weekly meetings.

Lastly, Midnight League will be held early this week at 10 pm. Bring your friends and bundle up to brave the cold. It is sure to be a fun time!

As always, please pray for this week.
God bless,
The Leadership Team

Wednesday, October 22

What matters most...

When things get hectic, it is important to remember the things in life that matter the most. The relationships that we have are what will keep us going from exam to exam, lecture to lecture, practice to practice, and ultimately from day to day.

This Thursday come to FCA and get to know some great people. This week we will be pondering some questions in an effort to get to know each other better. Bring a friend or come prepared to make some new ones!

We hope to see you there! As always, God bless.

Wednesday, October 15

Welcome back!!!

Welcome back from Fall Break Cornell FCAers! As for Ithaca FCAers, you are almost there! 

Regardless, we hope you are looking forward to this Thursday's speaker, Pastor Mike. Pastor Mike teaches at Agape Bible Church here in Ithaca and has his Sunday morning sermons televised to reach those in their homes who are seeking God or cannot come to church for other reasons. He is known for his amazing testimonies and his Brooklyn accent. Be there for a spirit filled time and a powerful message! We hope to see you there!  

Additionally, remember to submit designs for the Cornell-Ithaca FCA t-shirts and sweaters. The deadline is quickly approaching, Oct. 22nd. 

God bless,                         
The Leadership Team 

Tuesday, October 7

FCA Bonfire!

Celebrate the beginning of Fall Break with an FCA Bonfire this Thursday at 9:00 pm. Be there for s'mores, good company, and man-muffins made by James Noronha! 

The bonfire will be at 1344 Ellis Hollow Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850. There will be transportation provided for those without cars from Friends Hall of Fame at 8:40 pm, with a late train leaving at 9:15-20 pm. Be sure to contact the leadership team if you think you might be later than that and would still like to come! 

Additionally, there will be no Bible Studies this weekend due to the Cornell recess. Midnight League will still occur, contact Alec and Willie for details. 

Pray for a fun time! Hope to see you there. 

Saturday, September 27

If nothing else, remember these few facts...

1 John 2:3
"And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments."

That was heart of Malikie's message and an important distinction that we all need to address in our walk with Christ. If there was any verse that Malikie referenced and you would like to have, e-mail us at and we'll send your requests to you. 

Today is Homecoming! Go Big Red and go to the football game to support your alumni, school, and your fellow FCAers Tyler Lucas, Drew Alston, and all football players who have come lately! Afterwards bring your appetite and friends to the Mott House on 203 Wyckoff Ave for the FCA Homecoming and Alumni dinner! Click here for a map. The fun begins at 6:00 pm, giving you just enough time to dry off and get ready for the killer lasagna that James and Abby are preparing right now. We hope to see you there! 

Lastly, Bible studies are every Sunday night at 9:00 pm. The men's is held at Alice Cook House and the women's at the Mott House. E-mail Tyler Lucas or Abby Marlow, or talk to anyone on the leadership team for more details! 

Saturday, September 13

FCA: Future Events


Hello all! 

This Thursday, a veteran FCAer, Malikie Fornah, will be delivering a message. Malikie is a former Cornell undergraduate and graduate student in English. Always smiling, the clever Malikie will be sure to deliver laughs and fun this Thursday with a heartfelt message about Christ. 

Friday- Midnight League Remix- James Noronha has an undisclosed plan to mix up the Midnight League activities. Will we play football? Soccer? Swim in that creek across the street? Come and find out!

Saturday- Homecoming Dinner- Come to the Mott House on Wyckoff Ave. for some delicious food prepared by James Noronha and Abby Marlow. Alumni are more than welcome! Please RSVP to Abby at 

Sunday night dive into the word with FCA Bible Studies. The men's is held in Alice Cook House's Conference room while the women's is held at the Mott House. Contact Tyler Lucas or Abby Marlow for more information about your respective group's Bible Study. 
Please pray for this week, Bible studies, and Malikie's message. We hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, September 10

Fellowship Night!

Get to know the old and the new of FCA this Thursday with fellowship building activities. Sure to be a great time for all who come. Which one of the FCA members is a Marine? Who is from your home-state? Who has similar interests as you? Which FCA member has a webbed hand?

Come to FCA this Thursday at 9 pm in Friends Hall to find out!

Tuesday, August 26

Let's Get It Started!!!

Volleyball fun...

 And good BBQ...

... Good times with good people.

We pray that you are ready for a year full of fellowship, prayer, and fun. There are many exciting events planned and FCA is pumped up for this year. To begin, here is a list of upcoming events:

August 31st- Clubfest-1:00 pm to 4:00 pm-If you would like to volunteer at the event e-mail us. Otherwise spread the word to Freshmen and pray for the best. 

September 4thFIRST FCA meeting of the year at 9:00 pm in Friends Hall- Mark your calendars and bring some friends, it will be amazing. 
If you need a ride to FCA on Thursday nights, e-mail us at and we will schedule you a ride. 

Hope to see you there! 

Take care and God bless! 
-Leadership Team 

Friday, August 15

Welcome to FCA at Cornell!

Welcome to the Cornell-Ithaca FCA website! We hope everyone had a great summer and is ready to have a blast at FCA! Check this site periodically in the future for soon-to-come FCA events. Word is that our first FCA kickoff may involve some of Drew All-stud's famous Tennessee BBQ...

For those visiting for the first time, welcome! We can't wait to meet you! We are a fun-loving, spirit-filled group that focuses on God, fellowship, prayer and having a great time. We meet Thursday nights at 9 pm in Friends Hall's Hall of Fame Room over by the Schoellkopf field house across from Teagle (It is on the map in your planner). Feel free to check out some of the photos of the great times we had last year on our Picasa page. If you are interested in joining us just show up or e-mail the gang at Stay tuned for future FCA events that will be posted on this site. We look forward to meeting you!

Until then pray for this year! See y'all soon!
-FCA Leadership Team

Tuesday, August 12

If you're in town August 15th - hit up this party!

Intercollegiate Fellowship Following Christ Summer Party

Friday, August 15th 7 - 10 pm

Mott House on North Campus at Cornell

203 Wyckoff Ave.

Snacks & Desserts (please bring one to share)

Pizza (pay by the slice)

Ice Breaker Games (fun and not scary!)

Board Games with prizes (please bring a game if you can)


We will have Apples to Apples BIBLE VERSION!


The Intercollegiate Fellowship Following Christ was begun by the Segal family who attend Bethel Grove Bible Church and serve in ministry to TC3 and young adults in the community. It promotes and facilitates interaction among college students, campus ministry workers, pastors who minister on campus, faculty and staff from Cornell, Ithaca College, TC3, and other nearby colleges, and local students. The title of the facebook group is: Intercollegiate Fellowship Following Christ (Ithaca, NY area) and you are welcome to join. Our website is


Please feel free to invite others from the categories above and non-Christian students are welcome. Spouses are also welcome to attend.

Transportation: There are probably several buses, but Rt. 30 looks good for both ways and it has stops on central campus, C-town, the mall, and downtown. We can try to give rides both ways if needed.

RSVP requested but not required.

Questions: Please contact Becky at (607) 387-5743 or Shaina at (607) 379-0049.

We hope you will be able to come and meet some new people and have some fun!

Thursday, May 29

Have a great summer!

Sunday, May 4

FCA Picnic - Monday May 5th

Hey dudes and dudettes - please join us tomorrow for a fabulous late afternoon/evening celebration... the annual FCA end-o'-the-year picnic.

When: 3:00pm - ?
Where: Stewart Park
(Click here for map link)
Bring: comfy shoes for sports playing and a treat (covered dish or dessert) to share if you'd like!
*You may wish to have a camera handy... the usual FCA antics are likely to be out in full force.

Hope to see you there!

FCA Photo Albums - Updated

Click here for newly added FCA photos... there are quite a few!
Thank you for smiling!

Thursday, May 1

The Grand Finale - FCA Senior Night

For some of us, tonight will be the last regular FCA meeting of our lives. It's been a great ride, folks, and we seniors are overjoyed to share the highlights with you this evening. Please come on out for one last go 'round with the FCA Class of '08. Tonight the seniors will share their final thoughts about FCA, their college experience, and life in general.


Thursday May 1st

9:00pm Hall of Fame Room

Upcoming events:

Cornell Slope Day (Friday May 2nd)
- meet at the old mill at Treman State Park at 1:00pm...we'll have a picnic lunch (bring your own!) and then go for a hike around the falls. Here's a link to a map that will guide you from Ithaca to the park.

Third Day Concert in Binghamton (Saturday May 3rd)
A bunch of FCAers are already planning to go. Concert starts at 8:00pm... click here to buy your $30 ticket!

FCA End-of-year Family Picnic (Monday May 5th)
- Meet at 3:00pm at Stewart Park (click here for map) for food, fun, and FCA! We'll play some yard games and hang out, then enjoy a BBQ together. Bring something edible to share if you wish.

More to come - watch your e-mail for announcements!

Tuesday, April 1

FCA Trivia Night #2 - this Thursday!

Thursday 4/3/08
9:00pm Hall of Fame Room


Fun-ness at its best. Join us.
Need we say more?

Photos from the FCA Spring Break Trip can be found here:

Thursday, March 13

Meeting - Thursday March 13th

Thursday March 13th
Hall of Fame Room
Guest Speaker: YOU!

This meeting is an opportunity to catch up with one another... find out what God's been doin' in our lives. Some have experienced struggles in the last two months, some have witnessed mini-miracles... and for some, maybe both! We want to know how you're doing, so please join us in this night devoted to faith, personal reflection and friendship. Even if this will be your first FCA - come get to know the family!

Sunday, March 2

Join our Relay for Life team!

Even if you signed up at an FCA meeting, you MUST still register on-line...

Date: *Saturday, March 29th* (weekend after Easter and Cornell's spring
Start Time: 7:00pm Saturday
End Time: 7:00am Sunday, March 30th (it's an all-nighter!)
Location: Barton Hall, Cornell campus
(Note - this is a combined Ithaca College/Cornell event)

To join, go here and register (YOU MUST REGISTER ON-LINE):

Select "Join Team" under the Sign-Up section and look for "The Cornell
Faithful"... follow directions provided on the site.
REGISTER ASAP - costs $10 before March 14th, then fee increases to $20.

Special team shirts will cost about $10 each.
Also, let her know if you would like to help organize/lead the team!

Sunday, February 24

The Week in Photos

FCA's on-line photo albums have been updated and now include photos from the following:
Last week's general meeting; Super Bowl party; and Women's Bible Study (check out Jobe's hair!)
Albums are located at: for your viewing/sharing pleasure.

FCA members Drew Alston and James Noronha at the ROTC Ball on Friday night...

Steph signing in at FCA on Thursday...

Tyler assisting Malikie as he reaches for the stars...

The Week in Photos

FCA's on-line photo albums have been updated and now include photos from the following:
Last week's general meeting; Super Bowl party; and Women's Bible Study (check out Jobe's hair!)
Albums are located at: for your viewing/sharing pleasure.

FCA members Drew Alston and James Noronha at the ROTC Ball on Friday night...

Steph signing in at FCA on Thursday...

Tyler assisting Malikie as he reaches for the stars...

Monday, February 18


The Leadership Team is happy to welcome a Cornell alum to FCA this week! Don't miss it!

Thursday 2/21/08
Schoelkopff Hall of Fame Room

Guest Speaker: Jen Munhofen '06

(Jen is featured in this CU FCA Seniors '06 photo ... she's the gal kneeling in the front wearing a Heaven t-shirt). Jen is affectionately referred to as "Muffin" by her Cornell friends... hence, we're celebrating her arrival with an official Muffin Thursday. (Yes, edible muffins will be provided). Jen is enthusiastic about Jesus, turtles (and other reptiles), and FCA! She was active with FCA during her time at Cornell, when she also starred on the Women's Ice Hockey team. Welcome back Muffin!

Tuesday, February 12

Thursday Night - FCA's Lesson in Love

Brave the cold weather and snow flurries ... Thursday's almost here!

Thursday February 14th

9:00pm Hall of Fame Room

Join us for a brief Lesson in Love,
with a super fun (non-kissing) social activity to follow!

Wednesday, February 6

FCA Thursday - one of our very own!

Thursday February 7th
9:00pm Hall of Fame Room

Guest Speaker: Tyler Lucas

Quarterback, Cornell Varsity Football
Texas / Louisiana Native
Junior at Cornell, majoring in Human Biology Health and Society (HBHS)
FCA Leadership Team

Friday, February 1


*Volunteer with athletes of the local Special Olympics!*
- 4:45-6:30pm every FRIDAY of the semester - Help to keep score and cheer on the athletes!
***Bring a small photo of yourself (ex. copy of driver's license)... the staff will make you an official volunteer ID badge!
- Bowling at Helen Newman Lanes, North Campus area of Cornell
- MAP:,+Ithaca,+NY+14850,+USA&sll=42.453988,-76.476216&sspn=0.008977,0.017338&ie=UTF8&ll=42.453228,-76.477783&spn=0.008977,0.017338&z=16&iwloc=addr&om=0

*Midnight League - at Cornell!*

- Meet at 11PM Friday night at Barton Hall on Cornell's campus
- MAP:,+Ithaca,+NY+14850,+USA&sll=42.453228,-76.477783&sspn=0.008977,0.017338&ie=UTF8&ll=42.446483,-76.477697&spn=0.008978,0.017338&z=16&om=0

*Super Bowl Party - More than a game!*

- "Munchies Contest"... all are welcome and encouraged to bring their favorite game-time snack. Friends will vote on their favorite - winner gets a prize! Check out for great recipe ideas.
- Taco soup, assorted toppings, and beverages will be provided
- Party starts at 5pm ... game starts 6pm... official kick-off 6:30PM - don't miss it!
- Location: 203 Wyckoff Ave... light-colored house with a big red door
- MAP:,+Ithaca,+NY+14850,+USA&ie=UTF8&z=16&om=0

Saturday, January 26

IMPORTANT INFO about the Spring Break Trip

SPRING BREAK TRIP 2008 - FCA is going to San Antonio!

Option #1: Saturday March 15th to Saturday March 22nd
Option #2: Saturday March 15th to Thursday / Friday March 20/21st (to get back in time for Easter)
Note - these dates are somewhat flexible; we will try to accommodate your schedule.
We will drive from Ithaca to the Philadelphia area, where we will hop on a plane to San Antonio.
Feel free to research flights yourself, but we've found that Northwest Airlines from Philly to San Antonio is the cheapest flight plan.
We will coordinate flights to keep people together.

The DEADLINE for deciding if you would like to come on the trip is this Thursday, January 31st.
For planning purposes, we need to know by the 9PM meeting if you are definitely coming.
Note - there will be a separate but brief meeting after FCA on Thursday with all those signed up to go.

People coming on the trip are asked to pay for their own plane ticket - we estimate this will cost each person $200-275.
FCA will cover food, transportation, and lodging expenses.

If you have specific questions about the trip, contact the following people regarding:
- plane ticket and travel information: Mike Mackie
- activities and service work in Texas: Josh Gonzalez
- food & financial concerns: Rachael Sands or Mere Odato
Note - don't let the expense prevent you from coming! Talk to us and we'll work with you to make it happen.

Friday, January 25


These announcements were made at the 1/24/08 FCA Meeting:

FCA Shirts are in! Many of you pre-ordered a shirt, and if you didn't do so - we have extra shirts available for sale. TSHIRT - $10 and LONG-SLEEVED SHIRT - $12. Payment is required before we can release your shirt. We will bring these to weekly meetings for you to pick-up.

FCA Soup-er Bowl Party - Sunday February 3rd at 5:00PM - MOTT HOUSE

FCA Spring Break Trip - San Antonio, Texas - Week of March 17th
- If you're seriously interested in joining us for this trip, e-mail the leadership team: we'll start a separate e-mail group to discuss trip details.
- We estimate that the trip will cost each member between $200-300 (includes plane ticket, food, etc) and encourage you to start fundraising on your own... perhaps request donations from your home church?
- Don't wait! We need to get things rolling to save money... so let us know if you want to come!

Special Olympics Bowling on Fridays - Every Friday of the semester - 4:30-6PM Helen Newman Lanes on Cornell's North Campus
- The local area Special Olympics group needs students to volunteer to keep score and cheer on the athletes. It's a lot of fun and can count towards 'service hours' required for Tradition, etc.

Help FCA Sponsor an Education - Our very own Kolby Hoover has pledged to gather support for a friend he made in Honduras. This young lady is one of 9 children in a loving Christian family and she needs your help! She is excited to attend college someday but cannot afford to do so. If you'd like to make a donation e-mail: or talk to Kolby

Midnight League - Every Friday 11:00pm Wal-Mart Parking Lot (despite low temperatures)

Monday, January 21

Welcome back to Cornell / Ithaca!

Hello FCA family! Welcome back to Cornell and IC for Spring Semester 2008! Your Leadership Team has already begun planning activities and fun times for this year - we promise there is a lot to look forward to in the months to come.

Our first meeting of the semester is this Thursday, January 24th at 9:00pm at the Schoellkopf Hall of Fame Room. Coach Howley will get the semester off right with a brief pep talk and then we'll spend some quality family time together.

Things to note and keep in mind:

FCA Shirts are in! Many of you pre-ordered a shirt, and if you didn't do so - we have extra shirts available for sale. TSHIRT - $10 and LONG-SLEEVED SHIRT - $12. Payment is required before we can release your shirt.

FCA Soup-er Bowl Party - Sunday February 3rd at 5:00PM - location TBD

FCA Spring Break Trip - San Antonio, Texas - Week of March 17th - Details to follow...e-mail the leadership team if you're interested: