By Enia Chanthapaseuth, Clarion Staff
Club 1:16, Kennedy’s Christian club, is a place where students of the Christian community are welcomed to discuss topics from the Bible, play games, and hangout with fellow students. “It’s hard to walk into school when there are so many people with different beliefs,” says senior Danielle Rosillo.
Club 1:16, Kennedy’s Christian club, is a place where students of the Christian community are welcomed to discuss topics from the Bible, play games, and hang out with fellow students. “It’s hard to walk into school when there are so many people with different beliefs,” says senior Danielle Rosillo.
The club is run by Kennedy juniors Thomas Ng and Zachary Wong, whose goal is to recruit more members to keep the club alive. “Anyone is welcomed to come and join or just visit,” says Ng.
Olivia Chan, a junior adds that the club is “spreading love and encouragement throughout the campus.”
1:16’s name itself refers to a verse from the Bible, Romans 1:16 which states, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.” Club 1:16 was originally just called, “Christian Club” then turned into “F.I.S.H. Club”, which stood for Fellowship In Serving Him, then recently changed to what is known today as Club 1:16.
“I feel like when people say it’s a religious club, they think it’s really strict and has a lot of practices you have to do. We don’t do that and it’s really laid-back,” junior Sarina Lin explains. The club’s environment is friendly with club members being open-minded and getting along.
During a meeting, there will be a speaker who has selected some verses and will share their thoughts and opinions on it. Often, it is a message or devotional about how to apply those verses to the everyday lives of the club members. Speakers have been club members and the pastors from the various churches, that club members attend.
“My favorite part of 1:16 is how I get to see other classmates be passionate about certain topics,” describes junior Leeann Lee.
1:16 meets on Wednesdays at lunch in Mr. Lam’s, room T5.