THE ALPHA COURSE
Explore life, faith and meaning
2020 Fall Course Begins
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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the ALPHA course at St. Angela Merici Parish
What is Alpha?
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring life and the Christian faith in a relaxed and friendly setting. Alpha began in 1977 in London, England and is now run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome. No two Alphas look the same, but they generally have three things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.

What is Alpha for?
Alpha is for anyone who’s curious. The Alpha Film Series are designed to encourage and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly and open environment. No question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish.

How does it work?
Alpha is ten sessions with the option of a day or weekend in the middle. Each Session includes a full meal, a short video presentation and a discussion at the end where you may share your thoughts. At any point, if you think Alpha isn’t for you, that’s not a problem. There’s no pressure, no follow-up and no charge.

St. Angela Merici runs two Alpha Courses each year, one in the Spring and one in the Fall.  Both courses are the same. St. Angela Merici will run it’s 6th Alpha Course beginning on September 9, 2020.  Alpha will be held every Wednesday in the gym (Msgr. Kern Center), beginning at 6:30pm to about 8:30pm, for ten weeks. Alpha will be free to all. The registration link can be found at the bottom of this page.

Food
St. Angela is known for serving up great food for many events in the past and does the same for Alpha.  Every evening each Alpha session will start with dinner, to include ice tea, dessert and coffee. Breaking bread together is a great way to create friendship and build community.
Talk
The talks are designed to engage guests and inspire conversation. Usually around thirty minutes long, talks will be videos from the Alpha Film Series. (see trailer link below) 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?
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 if you do not want to. It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.
Alpha Course 2020 Fall Schedule
Videos - More on Alpha
Alpha Film Series Trailer
View the "Alpha Film Series" Trailer
Try Alpha Trailer
View the "Try Alpha" video which further explains what Alpha is all about.

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