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Alpha

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Questions about life? Try Alpha.

What is Alpha?

Alpha is a basic introduction to the Christian faith – what C.S. Lewis called "mere Christianity." The parish runs the Alpha course twice a year.

All guests are welcome for a great video and an open dialogue about life's big questions in a friendly, welcoming online setting. It's no pressure, no cost, and you're more than welcome to just come check out the first few sessions to see if it's for you.​

What happens at Alpha?

When you attend Alpha, whether online or in-person, you'll be greeted by a friendly team of volunteers. You'll have the first few minutes of the session to chat with other attendees before we begin the Alpha video, which can run anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes. When the video finishes, you'll have time for discussion in small groups and wrap up at your leisure.

Can I bring a friend?

Of course! We'd love to have your friend join us for Alpha. If you are attending an online Alpha, please have them register so they also receive the Zoom link and we know to let them in from the waiting room on the Zoom call. If you are attending an in-person Alpha, no registration is required.

I missed the first few weeks of Alpha. Can I join Alpha in the fourth week?

The first few videos of Alpha are foundational to the rest of the sessions and the more weeks that pass, the more relationships have begun to form in the discussion groups. If you missed the first few sessions we'd love to see you at a future Alpha or invite you into the community however we can; get in touch! You are always welcome to join in at any point but may have a better experience doing Alpha from start to finish.

I'd like to volunteer at Alpha. How can I get involved?

We'd love to have you on the Alpha volunteer team! The number of table hosts we require for online Alpha depends on the number of participants we expect; please contact the parish office if you are interested in volunteering. We are also so grateful for your prayers for our team and participants, so know that if you aren't able to serve at this time we appreciate you uniting with us in prayer.

I have more questions! Who can I talk to?

If you have more questions about Alpha, please contact the parish office and they will be able to answer your questions or direct you to someone who can.

 

Ready to try Alpha?

Check back here for the start date of our next parish Alpha.

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