The Alpha course that you have been hearing so
much about in Mass had its first session last
Wednesday, Aug 22nd, at 6:30 p.m. at the Czech
Alps Terrace, 615 South Main Street in Verdigre. Thirty-nine were in attendance! The 2nd session will be Aug. 29th at the same location, and It is not too late to participate! Alpha (www.Alphausa.org ) is an 11 week course consisting of interactive sessions exploring the Christian faith. All
sessions will include dinner, presentation, and discussion.
A sample of some of the topics covered include:
- Who is Jesus?
Why did Jesus die?
How can I have faith?
Why and how do I Pray and read the Bible?
Who is the Holy Spirit?
How can I resist evil?
If you are interested in deepening your relationship and faith in Jesus Christ, then this is the course for you. Walk-ins are welcome, however pre-registration is appreciated to help plan for meals and materials. Although this course is offered free to anyone who wants to attend, donations for meals and materials are appreciated. To learn more or Pre-register call Alpha Team members:
Zoe Vakoc (402-668-2260),
Steve Jacot (402-394-1531),
Jill Stark (402- 857-3621),
Keith and Theresa Pavlik (402-668- 7363).
Anyone interested in helping our Alpha team in regards to planning, meals, set up, prayer, your help would be appreciated, please call one of our Alpha team member
What is Alpha?
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith.
Typically run over eleven weeks, each session looks at a different question that people can have about faith and is designed to create conversation. It’s just an open, informal and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together.
Discussion Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything and there’s nothing you can’t say (seriously). It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.
The talks are designed to engage guests and inspire conversation. Usually around thirty minutes long, they can be given as a live talk or played as a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions such as Who is Jesus? and How can I have faith?
Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything and there’s nothing you can’t say (seriously). It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.
What does Alpha look like?
There isn’t really an average Alpha.
Alpha is run in local communities all around the world, and everyone’s welcome. It runs in cafés, churches, bars, prisons, parks, universities, schools, homes—you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.
Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee and cake, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. Most sessions start with food, because it’s a great way to build community and get to know each other.