WHAT IS ALPHA??
Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that create a safe and honest space, online or in person, where people can explore life, faith and meaning.
Alpha began in the Anglican Church and was developed in response to falling numbers in congregations and with a desire to take people on a journey to encounter and proclaim the Good News. Over the years it has become an ecumenical resource used as a tool for evangelisation, to reach all those in a community. It contains material that is common to most Christian Churches and has been extremely effective, with over twenty-nine million people from 116 countries having participated over the years. It is an interesting, fun and non-threatening way to explore Christianity.
The first Alpha program last year, 2022, at St Joan of Arc concluded on Wednesday 1 June. Thanks to all who helped make it happen and thanks to those who attended and were affirmed or discovered new things about being Christian.
The Alpha Team in St Joan of Arc Parish offered, earlier 2023, the program “Wild Goose” which explores the meaning of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
An Alpha series is presently underway. Information can be obtained by calling the Parish Secretary 9798 6657 Tuesday – Thursday 9.00am – 3.00pm.