Alpha is an opportunity for you to deepen your personal relationship with God, and to build and strengthen fellowship with others as members of the Body of Christ.
Information & Registration
WHAT: Alpha is a series of sessions exploring life and the Christian faith. The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation, and foster personal growth and fellowship, as you unpack the basics of Christianity, explore issues related to faith, and address questions such as: Who Is Jesus? and How Can We Have Faith?
DATES: Thursday evenings, June 9th – August 18th
TIME: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
WHERE: From the comfort of your home or wherever you are able to connect with us.
WHY: Alpha is an opportunity to increase our personal relationship with God, and with each other as members of the Body of Christ.
HOW: Alpha will be offered online, using Zoom.
Or call (203) 248-5513. Please register by June 1, 2022
When I first saw that bright red question mark symbol for Alpha, I was wary. What was this? Fears and doubts surfaced, I don’t know anyone who is doing this. What if I can’t make all the weeks?
I pivoted back and forth, then I decided to watch some testimonial videos, and that’s what did it for me. So here I am, now writing one for whoever is reading this.
The first time I came to an Alpha meeting, I laughed. Amongst all the little squares on Zoom, I was one of the few who did not have white hair. But when we went into our breakout groups I was pleasantly surprised to be in a group with people around my age (in my 20s). As the weeks passed I found myself exploring more deeply into the faith which I had lived with my whole life.
There were times when I was so drained from stresses and responsibilities I was tempted not to come to a meeting. But I forced myself to log on, and I always ended up being grateful that I did. At the end of Alpha meetings, I would often feel reinvigorated with this energy that is unlike anything I had experienced. As the weeks passed I found myself looking forward to the meetings. It was a time set aside to connect, learn, laugh, and sometimes even cry.
Alpha allows for a sense of community and conversation with individuals of all ages that you most likely would never have met. It’s a safe space to share your perspectives about topics that normally don’t pop up in everyday interactions. I met people at all different stages in life who had different relationships with God. However, I realized we shared a lot more commonalities than differences.
I encourage you to take a “leap of faith” and try out Alpha! Alpha is just the beginning, and it is what you make of it. For myself I can say it was an enriching experience. Alpha has helped to catalyze changes in my life with results that remain unknown but are exciting. I hope it can do the same for you as well.Maily Tran
Alpha is an opportunity to look at life’s biggest questions, get some information about perspective from other people, but also learn from a Christian perspective what we believe.Roni B.
Alpha has helped me to renew my faith in Jesus… I learned that faith is a journey. I learned new ways to pray and that I may still have troubles, but that in keeping prayer simple, honest, and giving thanks to the Father helps me to gain perspective and even a little peace some days. … Alpha helps us to learn that we can’t stop trusting or praying.Gina D.
Alpha was wonderful on so many levels. I learned more about myself, and my faith, but I also learned so much about the people in my small group and the whole Alpha group. I see these people every week and I knew their faces, but I never knew their hearts and they didn’t know mine. This has been the unexpected gift.”
“The videos were engaging, and moving, and sometimes humorous, and they always led us to incredible conversations about important questions.”
”I want to tell everyone I care about to try Alpha.Julie M.
For me – Alpha was the beginning of a closer relationship to Jesus and to the Holy Spirit. Alpha shed a new light on the pathway of my Spiritual Journey. Alpha meets you where you are -and with no judgement – gently brings you closer to Jesus… Alpha is a conversation that you have within you group… a conversation, not a Bible study or Catechism class.”… I found myself bonding with my group members. This was very powerful for me. I was building relationships with people whom I knew casually from Church or from the neighborhood – and they were becoming my friends.Lois C.
I was a little leery at first but wanted to see what this was about. I recognized very quickly that this was to strengthen the belief in a higher presence. From the first session I knew I was going to see this through to the end…
Through the discussions after the videos each week, I realized that I too was looking for answers to many of life’s questions…Edward B.