Well, Alpha is finally starting!
At 5 pm on Sunday 19th September we will have the first session of our Alpha course live at St. Mark’s Church. Each Sunday evening for 11 weeks we will gather to eat a meal together, watch a video about the Christian faith, and have an open discussion about what people think of it all. It is the perfect forum for exploring faith for the first time, deepening an existing faith, and building relationships with other people in our community.
And it’s not too late to join (or to invite a friend)!
Everyone is welcome at 5 pm on Sunday, no need to pre-book. And even if you miss the first session on the 19th, you can still join us on 26th September for session two.
Whether you attend Alpha or not, please keep this ministry in your prayers. Pray that it will strengthen our community, deepen the faith of our existing church family, and bring new people into a saving relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.
Thank you! Ti
PS If anyone would like to provide a cake one week to help with the Alpha catering, please have a word with Ti.
And welcome to Ti (again)
We have already welcomed Ti a couple of times – as our part-time Lay Minister, then as full-time Lay Minister, when he finished his training – but now we can welcome him as our Curate. A week ago he was ordained by the Bishop of Chelmsford as a church minister at the cathedral. We’ll have an official welcome him at our morning services this week (19th Sept), and in October we will celebrate this with a special Afternoon Tea. Thanks, Mark