“Alpha” is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. Alpha at Christ UMC includes either a meal or dessert, a short talk and a time for small group discussion where group members can share their thoughts. Alpha covers topics like: “Who is Jesus?,” “Why and How do I Pray?,” and “How Can I Resist Evil?”
This video will help you better understand what Alpha is about
IS ALPHA FOR ME?
Though the course is open to everyone, it is especially geared to:
- People who have questions about life, faith, and our purpose here on earth
- Newcomers to Christ UMC interested in a short-term small group experience
- People who have questions about Christianity
- Christians who want to brush up on the basics in order to be better witnesses
- Non-believers or Nominal Believers who are interested in Christianity
When Does Alpha Meet?
Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm (Children's Programming offered)
On Wednesday, January 16th, Alpha will begin. The weekly schedule will commence around 5:30 p.m. by sitting at designated Alpha tables in the Fellowship Hall during the Unite meal, if you and/or your family can enjoy this free meal anytime between 5:15-6:25 pm. At 6:15 pm, we will start walking over to room S-102 (desserts, coffee & tea in hand) which is one of the rooms adjacent to the Sanctuary Narthex where we will prepare to watch a 25-minute video presentation on the topic of the evening. That video presentation will start at 6:30 p.m.
Following the video, we will break into small groups of 8-10 to discuss the video presentation. Our evening will close with a large group time where we recap the evening and share highlights of our experience together.
The topics Alpha covers are:
Is There More to Life Than This?
Who Is Jesus
Why Did Jesus Die?
How Can We Have Faith?
Why and How Do I Pray?
Why and How Should I Read the Bible?
How Does God Guide Us?
How Can I Resist Evil?
Why and How Should I Tell Others?
Does God Heal Today?
What about the Church?
In the middle of the 11-week study, there will be a one-day “Holy Spirit Retreat” at the church. During that 7-hour session, we will cover the following question: Who Is the Holy Spirit?; What Does the Holy Spirit Do?; How Can I Be Filled with the Holy Spirit?; and How Can I Make the Most of the Rest of My Life?
You can learn more about Alpha at Alpha USAs website here
We look forward to sharing Alpha with you!