Converge at the pole

On Sept. 28, 2011, individuals around the world united in spirit for the twenty-first annual “See You at the Pole” student led prayer event.

Started by a small group in Burleson, Texas, in 1990, “See You at the Pole” increased to over 45,000 participants in four different states, up to an estimated one million from Boston, Massachusetts, to Los Angeles, California.

In recent years “See You at the Pole” has gone global, having events around the world, including the countries of Canada and Australia.

Locally, St. Clair County Community College students united to observe this event and to carry its message for the year, which was taken from Matthew chapter 18 verse 20, “Whenever two or three of you come together in my name, I am there with you.”

From this writer’s perspective, the meaning behind this is that no matter how small your group is your strength will be matched by the power of your faith.

SC4’s chapter of the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is the campus club that leads the event on campus. The IVCF’s mission is to strengthen the spiritual lives of Christian students through Bible study, prayer, sharing and praise.

For the fall semester their meetings are held weekly on Tuesday’s from Noon to 1 p.m. in room 204 of the AJT building. They also hold weekly Bible study from Noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday’s in a Library private study room.

For more information on the IVCF you can check out the organizations website at www.intervarsity.org, or contact local club advisor Marilind Roff at 989-5630.

If you would like to learn more about “See You at the Pole,” contact Doug Clark of the National Network of Youth Ministries by phone at (858) 946-1410 Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Pacific time. You can also send an e-mail to dclark@nnym.org.

Further information and stories can be found on the See You at the Pole Website at www.syatp.com.

Ray Robinson

Guest Writer

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