On Wednesday evening, April 24, at 6 p.m., My Father’s House of Prayer at 118 E. Jefferson St., Morris, will begin its next Alpha Course on Christianity.
First there will be a meal, followed by a video introducing the course. After that, there will be small groups to discuss the video.
All are invited to come to the dinner to learn about this course to see if they are interested in taking the course.
The Alpha Course is a practical introduction to the Christian faith and a place where guests have an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly setting. The course will meet each Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. for 12 weeks and include a day or weekend getaway in the middle of the course.
At each session, people enjoy good food, laughter and learning about the teachings of Jesus in a fun and friendly atmosphere where no question about life or God is seen as too simple or too hostile. There is no charge to attend the Alpha course.
Who Is Alpha For?
Alpha is for anyone. People attend Alpha from all backgrounds, religions and viewpoints. They come to investigate questions about the existence of God, the purpose of life, what happens after death, the teachings of Jesus and more.
Many guests have never been to church; others may have attended church occasionally but feel they have never really understood the basics of the Christian faith. Everyone is welcome.
How Did Alpha Start?
The Alpha course began at Holy Trinity Brompton church in central London in the late 1970s as a means of presenting the basic principles of Christianity to new Christians. Alpha has spread around the world, as more churches and groups found it an effective way to answer people’s questions about the Christian faith.
If you have any questions about the course, call Pastor Rick Barnard at (815) 942-2786.