What is ALPHA? Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome.
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 cake, 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.
Then a talk. The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Generally thirty minutes long, they can be given as a live talk or played as a video. 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?
Followed by 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. 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 will begin at St. John Vianney on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 6:00 PM in the Village Hall. For more details and registration, contact Marty Best at email@example.com, or (616) 724-3132.
That Man is You! has started back up at St. John Vianney!
Are you looking to deepen your relationship with God? Be a better husband? Become a more loving father? Build friendships with other like-minded men? Seek to be the best man you can be?
Then Come Join That Man is You!
Wednesday Mornings at 6:00 AM in the Village Hall.
The format is simple: Breakfast and conversation 6-6:15 AM; Watch a short video 6:20-6:50 AM; Small group discussion 6:50-7:30 AM. We dismiss promptly at 7:30 AM.
There is a registration table in the gathering area of church, or you may contact Marty Best at the parish office (phone: 724-3132 and email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
SCHEDULE FOR THE 2nd SEMESTER OF TMIY! 2019
|14||Wednesday, February 6, 2019||6-7:30 AM||Village Hall||With Great Desire|
|15||Wednesday, February 13, 2019||6-7:30 AM||Village Hall||A Greater Love|
|16||Wednesday, February 20, 2019||6-7:30 AM||Village Hall||The Power of Love and Joy|
|17||Wednesday, February 27, 2019||6-7:30 AM||Village Hall||The Journey to Nazareth|
|18||Wednesday, March 6, 2019||6-7:30 AM||Village Hall||Step 1: Honor Your Wedding Vows|
|19||Wednesday, March 13, 2019||6-7:30 AM||Village Hall||Step 2: Use Money for Others|
|20||Wednesday, March 20, 2019||6-7:30 AM||Village Hall||Step 3: Give Some of Your Time to God|
|21||Wednesday, March 27, 2019||6-7:30 AM||Village Hall||Step 4: Set Your Mind on the Things Above|
|22||Wednesday, April 3, 2019||6-7:30 AM||Village Hall||Step 5: Find God in Yourself|
|23||Wednesday, April 10, 2019||6-7:30 AM||Village Hall||Step 6: Find God in Other People|
|24||Wednesday, April 17, 2019||6-7:30 AM||Village Hall||Step 7: Practice Superabundant Mercy|
|25||Wednesday, April 24, 2019||6-7:30 AM||Village Hall||The Descent to Nazareth|
|26||Wednesday, May 1, 2019||6-7:30 AM||Village Hall||Apostles of a New Springtime|