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Four Churches Alpha Course

posted 19 Sept 2009, 13:57 by Rita Gorman   [ updated 31 Mar 2010, 07:14 by Richard Jones ]

After much preparation over the summer months by Liz Wilson and Sheila Parker, 17th September saw the launch of  the Mellor Churches Together Alpha Course —and what a delightful and memorable evening it turned out to be!

32 adults (and 3 children) were in Mellor Methodist Church for a taster session on Alpha, and it was heart-warming to see all four churches represented.  The evening started with supper ( a delicious home made Cottage Pie and Fruit Yoghurt Dessert), which was followed by an introduction to Alpha via DVD by Revd Nicky Gumble, Vicar at Holy Trinity Church, Brompton (familiarly known as HTB and the church where Alpha was born).  HTB is used for filming all the Alpha DVDs.  Refreshments were served after the showing of the DVD, and the evening ended with Rev’d Will Grady hosting a game that got everyone talking to each other!

The  Alpha course starts on Thursday, 24th September and the timetable is as follows:

24th September  Session 1  Who is Jesus?

1st October  No Alpha meeting as it is the Harvest Supper at   St Leonard’s, Balderstone, to which all the Churches Together have been invited.

8th October  Session 2  Why did Jesus die?

15th October  Session 3  How can we have faith?

22nd October  Session 4  Why and how do I pray?

29th October  Half Term holiday.

5th November  Session 5  Why and how should I read the Bible?

12th November  Session 6  How does God guide us?

19th November  Session 7  How can I resist evil?

21st November  Away-Day  The Holy Spirit

26th November  Session 8  Why and how should I tell others?

3rd December  Session 9  Does God heal today?

10th December  Session 10  What about the Church?


Each session starts at 7.30pm and ends at 9.30pm.  It’s not too late to join us, although it is recommended that if you miss the first three sessions, it may be better to wait until the next Alpha Course begins—possibly in the New Year.

Anyone interested should contact Liz  (07770 653893) or Sheila (01254 812895)