Alpha is starting! If you've never done Alpha before, this is your chance. This is a basic course in Christianity where you can explore life's big questions. We'd love to have you join us for an Introductory evening with dinner on Wednesday, October 9 at 6:30 to 9:30 pm in the Canon Wood Hall. Just let us know you are coming so we can plan for numbers. Donation for dinner is welcome! Alpha starts with week one on Wednesday, October 23 for 7 weeks. Call Wanda Fitzpatrick at 364-8778 or phone the church office at 576-6632 ext. 0.
Alpha has become a worldwide phenomenon, now in 164 countries, where millions of people have come to explore the meaning of life.
Each session people enjoy great food, laughter and learning in a fun and friendly atmosphere where no question about life and God is seen as too simple or too hostile…questions like—Is there a God? Why am I here? Where did I come from? Where am I going?" alphacanada.org
Elaine Young, a parishioner at St. Thomas', is the Atlantic Regional Director of Alpha Canada. Click here to view her Alpha ministry update.
Below is a link to a five minute movie with photos of St. John's and area interspersed with photos from ministry work with Alpha at St. Thomas' and beyond:
Home Alpha 2013
Come to a safe place to find out more about the Christian faith and ask any question. Evening starts with a light dinner, then we watch a video and have a group discussion. No pressure to participate - you can just listen or jump in. It's 8 weeks with an Intro night included. Relaxed, informal and fun.
Starts Wednesday, January 23rd at 6:30-9:00 pm at the home of Elaine and Peter Young, 157 Elizabeth Ave. If the driveway is full, park on Exeter Ave or at Rennies River Elementary School. Contact Elaine Young if you are coming at 753-3527 or email her: elaineyoung(at)alphacanada.org
Global Alpha Training
GAT (Global Alpha Training) - Goose Bay, Labrador
Five team members traveled to Goose Bay Labrador in May to present an Alpha Training Conference for 15 participants representing 6 churches and 5 denominations.
Two Inuit ladies flew in especially from the remote coastal community of Hopedale, Labrador. The training, which took place on two evenings and a full Saturday, was a wonderful experience for both the team and those learning how to run Alpha as we had opportunity to share our faith, worship and pray together. We are certain we will see new Alpha courses starting in the fall. To read more about our Labrador GAT, click here.