WINTER ALPHA COURSE 2018
The Day Alpha Course runs every Tuesday from February 20, 2018, until May 15, 2018. The day course begins with breakfast at 9:30 AM and ends at 11:30 AM. The course is located at Holy Grounds, 415 Tioga Street, Johnstown, PA.
The Evening Alpha Course runs every Tuesday, February 20, 2018, and will run each Tuesday until May 15, 2018. The evening begins at 6:00 PM with dinner and ends at 8:30 PM. The location is in the school hall, 430 Tioga St., Johnstown, PA 15905.
SUMMER COURSE 2018
Join us beginning on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at 6:00 PM for dinner, a movie, and conversation. This is a time to explore life and faith. Each session will meet on Thursdays from 6:00 PM until 8:30 PM at Our Mother of Sorrows, 430 Tioga St., Johnstown. The evening begins with dinner followed by a video and small group conversation. The course is eleven weeks and concludes on August 16. (We love this course and know that you will too, so we suggest that if you miss more than two sessions or miss our day away together, scheduled for July 14, you may want to sign up for a course at a later date.) We also offer childcare during the evening with a certified caregiver.
COLLEGE/20-SOMETHING SUMMER ALPHA COURSE 2018
While on summer break, why not join us for snacks, a movie, and conversation. This is a time to explore life and faith. Each session will meet on Wednesdays from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Holy Grounds, 415 Tioga St., Johnstown. The course will run eleven weeks, from May 30 until August 15. The evening begins with social/snacks followed by a video and small group conversation. (We love this course and know that you will too, so we suggest that if you miss more than two sessions or miss our day away together, scheduled for July 14, you may want to sign up for a course at a later date.)
WHAT IS ALPHA?
Is There More to Life Than This?
Yes. No. Maybe. Probably? We all have questions that we want to be answered. Alpha is a series that seeks to answer the deepest questions core to our identity through meal-sharing, prepared talks and open conversation. It’s about discovering, discussing, and finding a place to belong and make friends. Everyone is welcome. No question is too simple, no answer prepared. You’re free to discuss as much [or little] as you wish.
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.
A TYPICAL ALPHA IS...
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. We start with food because it’s a great way to encourage community and get to know each other. The talks are in video form and are designed to engage and inspire conversation. 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.
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How do we feed our guests?
By the generosity of our volunteers and a little help from the Parish, we provide a dinner at the beginning of each evening. If you feel called to help, please contact the parish office, 535-7646, ext. 7.
If you are interested in providing a part of the dinner, you are encouraged to go to Perfect Potluck to sign up for a particular item:
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