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Our parish are hosting an Alpha Course which will take place for 10 weeks on Saturday mornings from 10am-12noon, beginning on September 7th in the school hall. The course is for anyone, whether they believe in God or not. It consists of a meal, a half hour video talk, followed by discussion in small groups. Everything is free of charge. Alpha is about 20 years old now and a well tried and tested way of introducing people to Christianity with special emphasis on getting to know Jesus in a very personal way. Millions of people around the world have done an Alpha Course, and for many of them, it has been a life-changing experience. If you have a friend or family member who might like to try it please invite them to come along. Feel free to ask Fr Alf any questions about it in the meantime. 

Alpha Course –“Come and See”: If you are planning to attend the Alpha Course or have encouraged a friend or family member to attend, could you please let Viv McCarron know on 876484 ASAP, or hand in one of the forms at the back of church, so that the caterers know how many people to cook breakfast for.
The timetable is as follows:

  1. Is there more to life than this?
  2. Who is Jesus?
  3. Why did Jesus die?
  4. How can I have faith?
  5. Why and how do I pray?
  6. Why and how should I read the Bible?
  7. How does God guide me?
  8. Holy Spirit Day – Introduction – Who is the Holy Spirit? – What does the Holy Spirit do? – How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?
  9. How can I resist evil?
  10. How and why should I tell others?
  11. Does God heal today?
  12. What about the Church?

“Alpha is friends bringing friends.” In the last twenty years, 29,000.000 people have tried Alpha in 169 countries and 112 languages.

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