RHMS Club 412/FCA
1 Timothy 4:12 "Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for others in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity."
Every Friday morning, students meet in Mrs. Powell’s room, 613, and spend their time discussing different lessons in pursuit of growing their character and growing in their faith. Club 412/FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) serves as a safe place for students to go and open up to a room full of understanding, kind people that are going through the same things they are, and are there to support them. On the final Friday of each month, the club meets around the flagpole to pray for each other, our school, and community. After prayer at the pole, the club participates in some form of service or fellowship. On occasion, the club invites special guest speakers from local youth leaders, as well as former Richmond Hill students. These words from the Bible in 1st Timothy 4:12 serve as a reminder for us all to strive to be examples for others.
FCA COMPETITOR’S CREED
I give my all – all of the time.
I do not give up. - I do not give in.
I do not give out. -I am the Lord’s warrior –
a competitor by conviction and a disciple of determination.
I am confident beyond reason because my confidence lies in Christ.
The results of my efforts must result in His glory.
LET THE COMPETITION BEGIN.
LET THE GLORY BE GOD’S.
History of Club 412/FCA
Gabi Tweed and Alivea Cox came to Mrs. Powell at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year and asked if she would be the sponsor for this club. The girls were trying to decide on a name for the Club and a verse that would be the verse that best represented the club. They were leaning heavily toward 1st Timothy 4:12, but there was another verse that they also liked. When they asked what Mrs. Powell’s room number was and found out it was Room 412, they immediately knew that 1st Timothy 4:12 was the verse that God wanted them to use. Because this was a faith based club, it had to be student led. That was nothing more than a motivator for these two outstanding young ladies! They drafted their club proposal, Dr. McGrath approved it, and the rest is history! They took the challenge and created and presented lessons weekly the first year. If there was time to sing a song, their absolute favorite song was the Fruit of the Spirit song! The Fruit of the Spirit is what the club members were all striving for, to be like Jesus in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. The last Friday of each month, the group met together at the flagpole to pray and would then do a service project. The club changed a little bit when the girls entered 8th grade to incorporate FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) into Club 412. The weekly lessons were provided and the club now ended each club meeting with the FCA Competitor’s Creed after we prayed.