5:00-6:00 pm Gather together for light supper
6:00 pm Alpha
What is Alpha?
What to expect
A typical Alpha. Alpha runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes —you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but they generally have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.
First up there's…Food
Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee and donuts, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. We start with food, because it’s a great way to encourage community and get to know each other.
The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Generally thirty minutes long, they explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions such as Who is Jesus? and How can we 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. It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.
Alpha Preview Supper Evening: Wednesday, September 26
Running Wednesday evenings through mid-December
5-6 p.m. Supper
6-7:30 p.m. Film and Discussion
Infant and preschool childcare available.
No pressure; you can even come just once to Try Alpha
6:00 pm Psalm 119 Bible Study
Even the most mature believers face dark nights of the soul. During those times, God feels distant, His Word dry, and the vibrant intimacy we knew before seems absent leaving us wondering, “Where is the Lord in this?” In Psalm 119, pastor Matt Chandler aims to introduce viewers to the words of King David who experienced similar seasons of life. Serving as the anchor for the study, Psalm 119 demonstrates the power of God's Word in the lives of believers and its ability to provide a warm blanket for the soul.
6:00pm Kids gather for fun activities in room 124
6:00 pm Young Adults gather for youth group in room 126
7:30 pm Choir Rehearsal in the music room
Fellowship Meals: We have potluck meals and picnics in concert with congregational meetings, or “just because.”
Family Fun: Throughout the school year we plan fun social events for all ages. We have made cardboard cars in which we sat to watch a “drive-in movie,” we’ve had skit nights, we have played games, and had picnics. We love hanging out with each other.
Church Retreat: Annual retreats provide time to play and learn together and share faith across the generations. We use the wonderful facilities at Camp Victory Bible Camp on the Zumbro River, a short distance north of Rochester.