Alpha volunteers from left, Colleen Hanlon, Heather Erpenbeck, Deacon Jim O’Hara, Deacon John Sutton and Kendra Wilhelm prepare for the fourth Alpha Course, which is open to the community and begins Feb. 7 at IHM. Photo by Maire O’Neill
A team of volunteers at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish is gearing up for the fourth session of the internationally acclaimed Alpha Course, which starts Tuesday, Feb. 7.
The course, which has attracted participants from Catholic and other Christian denominations over the past two years, will address questions such as:
- Is there more to life than this?
- How can you make the most out of life?
- Does God exist?
- Who is Jesus?
- How can we have faith?
A typical Alpha evening begins with a home-cooked meal followed by a 30-minute talk. After the talk, participants gather for relaxed discussion in small groups where everyone can contribute their thoughts and ask questions. Free childcare is provided and there is no charge or commitment for the course.
The Alpha Course is being used by thousands of Catholic parishes, Christian and Orthodox churches around the world who have found it to be an effective way to answer people’s questions about the Christian faith and to spark a deepening of existing Christian faith. Participants range from those who have never stepped into a church, to those who attend occasionally, to lifelong church-goers.
Visit http://ihmcc.org/alpha.html to view the weekly topics or call 505.661.8303 for more information or to RSVP.