Come explore the meaning of life from a Christian perspective!
Over ten weekly sessions, the Alpha gathering includes a delicious meal, a short talk on a different topic, and a chance to participate in small-group discussions where you can discuss the deeper questions of life in a relevant and non-threatening environment. Alpha is relaxed, low-key, and fun.
Each weekly session covers a fundamental question, such as: Who is Jesus? Why and how do I pray? How does God guide us?
Where did Alpha get started?
Alpha began in England in 1990. Now more than 29 million people from all around the world have completed the Alpha course. Meeting in homes, schools, universities, military posts, and even prisons, Alpha is supported by churches of every major Christian denomination.
Is it for you?
Everyone is welcome to participate in the Alpha course! Some people want to investigate whether God exists and if there is any point to life; others are concerned about what happens after death. Still others may have attended church in the past, but feel they have never really understood the basics of the Christian faith. People at Alpha come from many different backgrounds and hold many different viewpoints, but most come with the same basic objective: To establish whether God and Jesus Christ have any real relevance for their lives.
What will it cost?
The Alpha course is free. Guests are invited to make a voluntary contribution toward the food if they’re able. (A donation is also encouraged to cover childcare expenses on Monday evenings and Wednesday mornings.)
Alpha for Everyone:
Monday, September 17-November 19
Join us for a casual "come when you can" dinner from 5:30-6:15 pm in the Fellowship Center (gym). Children signed up for chlidcare may join parents for dinner before going to their program. Video talk and discussion will take place from 6:30-8 pm in Lower Level Room 50.
Alpha for Women:
Wednesday, January 23-March 20, 9:30-11:30 am. (Registered children go directly to childcare. Women have a light breakfast together.)
Location: Upper Level Room 206
What happens after Alpha? During Alpha, you met a group of supportive friends and discovered the depth of God's love. That does not need to come to an end! We encourage you to join us for Beyond Alpha. Beyond Alpha covers many of the same topics discussed in Alpha, but this time we see where they are found in the Bible. No previous Bible knowledge is necessary. We start at the very beginning and explain everything along the way. You will continue to enjoy the group discussion and friendships.
Thursday evening for everyone
Monday evenings, September 13-November 15, 7:00-9:00 pm (no dinner or childcare)
For more information, contact Marie Allison, firstname.lastname@example.org, 630.876.6601.