Alpha

Alpha

Next Alpha starts January 27, 2021 (8PM)

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As we find ourselves submerged in another Corona wave, we certainly realize the need for both physical and emotional strength and endurance. No treading water for any of us! How about spiritual strength? Alpha is a wonderful setting for examining the wellness of our spiritual lives. It’s a venue to explore and learn from others’ questions, doubts, fears, and struggles.  We’ll meet weekly at 8pm to watch a short talk that highlights a different aspect of the Christian faith.  Then we’ll have a short time of small group discussion where everyone is welcome to dialogue and ask questions.  Shy folks are free to just listen and process. The talks are designed to encourage, debate, and explore the basics of faith in a friendly, honest, and informal environment. Frequently asked questions are: Is there a God? Why am I here? What about other religions? What is my purpose in life?

Our Alpha Course will begin Wednesday January 27th at 8:00 PM via Zoom. If you have any questions whatsoever, please ask Tracy-Lynne at tahier092@rogers.com  Of course, we realize that so many of you are just plain old “zoomed out”, but we’re hoping the later starting time might give you a break before joining in on the Alpha course at 8pm. No pressure if you need to miss a week or two; you are always welcome to dive back in. We can’t wait to explore with you! Please register here.

What Is Alpha?

Alpha gives everyone the opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly setting.

During the discussion, everyone is welcome to contribute their opinions and  no question is considered  hostile or too simple.  Questions might include – Is there a God? Why am I here? Where did I come from? Where am I going?

Who Is Alpha For?

Alpha is for anyone – people from all backgrounds, religions, and viewpoints attend and feel welcome. Some people come to investigate questions about the existence of God, the purpose of life, the afterlife, the claims of Jesus and more, others want to get beyond religion and find a relationship with God that really changes life. Many people come for the close, long-lasting friendships that are built during the Alpha course.

Lots of our guests have never been to church, while others may have attended church occasionally but feel they have never really understood the basics of the Christian faith. Everyone is welcome.

How Much Will It Cost?

There is no charge for attending the Alpha course.

Proposed Alpha 2021 Winter Schedule:

Week 1 January 27  – Is there more to life than this?
Week 2 February 3  – Who is Jesus?
Week 3 February 10 – Why did Jesus die?
Week 4 February 17 – How can I have faith?
Week 5 February 24 – Why and how do I pray?
Week 6 March 3 – Why and how should I read the Bible?
Week 7 March 10 – How does God guide us?
Week 8 March 17 – Who is the Holy Spirit?
Week 9 March 24 – What does the Holy Spirit do?
Week 10  March 31 – How can I make the most of the rest of my life?
Week 11 April 7 – How can I resist evil?
Week 12 April 14 – What about the church?