More than 2,500 people attended the third annual Fields of Faith, sponsored by Cherokee Fellowship of Christian Athletes and held at Cherokee High School’s football field last in October. According to student leader Brandon Roberts, “91 souls were either saved or rededicated.” Cherokee FCA Area Director Bill Queen called it “a great night of praise, worship and testimonies.”
An FCA golf tournament fundraiser held Oct. 2 raised $40,000. The event fielded 128 golfers, with a silent auction that featured game jerseys of Matt Ryan, Roddy White, Julio Jones and Michael Turner. An Atlanta Falcon’s helmet signed by the team was also among the one-of-a-kind items up for bids.
On Coaches Date Night, coaches and spouses were treated to live acoustic guitar music by Ethan Manous while they enjoyed a low-country boil and s’mores by the campfire. Garry Barber from Joy House Counseling Center discussed strengthening marriage in today’s world.
“Knowing and understanding the job requirements and pressures on today’s coaches, we developed this night for them to get away in a beautiful place to spend the evening with their spouse,” said Queen.
Next year’s date has been set for Oct. 9. To learn more about FCA, visit www.cherokeefca.org.
Editor's note: Versions of these ministry notes previously appeared in the November edition of The Cherokee Vine, a monthly newsletter that highlights news and events from churches, ministries and charitable organizations in Cherokee County.