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The Alpha Course

AlphaThe Alpha Course is a short practical introduction to the Christian faith. It started in the early 90’s in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Knightsbridge, London and has been a huge success, so much so that that last year Alpha was being run in over 8000 churches in Britain and in over 130 countries worldwide.

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Over 2 million people in the UK and 11 million worldwide have now attended an Alpha course, an opportunity to explore the meaning of life, running in tens of thousands of churches of all denominations across the world.

Alpha is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed setting over ten thought-provoking weekly sessions, with a weekend away.

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Find out more answers to the meaning of life!

Why not come along to an Alpha Course?
Next course dates to be announced

If you have any questions about Alpha or would like to register an interest in attending an Alpha Course at Mumbles Methodist Church, then please contact the minister.

What is Alpha, then?
Alpha is for everyone and is based around a meal and includes a video presentation and short discussion. It lasts for 10 weeks and covers such subjects as ‘Who is Jesus?’ ‘Why did Jesus die?’ ‘How Should I Pray’ ‘What About the Church?’ ‘Who is the Holy Spirit?’ ‘Does God Heal Today?’ How Can I Make The Most Of The Rest Of My Life?’

The Alpha Course is relaxed, non-threatening, low key, friendly and fun and at Alpha no question is too simple or too hostile.

We have a large venue, caterers and a cinema screen presentation. Anyone who wants to find out more about the Christian faith can come along. If you find it isn’t for you then you simply don’t turn up, there’s no pressure to say, do or sign up for anything.

I always find it amazing when I think about Jesus Christ that he was executed in his early thirties on a rubbish dump outside the city of Jerusalem in AD 33, he didn’t write a book and had little or no followers when he died and yet according to the Encyclopedia Britannica he now has 1,900 million followers or 34% of the world’s population. Jesus Christ’s influence on the human race has been nothing short of staggering. How can this be? The Alpha Course asks these big questions.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is an Alpha Course?
It is an opportunity to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed, non-threatening, low key, friendly and fun way. Each session starts with a communal meal, enabling participants to get to know each other. Alpha is a place where no question is too simple or too hostile. Listen, learn, discuss and discover. Ask anything. The course consists of a series of talks looking at topics such as “Who is Jesus?” and “Why and How Do I Pray?” After each talk you divide into small groups for discussion.

Who is Alpha For?
Alpha is for people wanting to investigate Christianity, new Christians, and those who have lost faith. In summary, Alpha is for anybody!

How much does it cost?
There is no charge for the course or the associated meals.

When will the next Alpha Course run in Mumbles?
The Alpha Course runs at different times of the year. The next course starts on January 10th 2018.

Alpha website – www.alpha.org

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Verse of the Day

“When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’”” — Matthew 2:4-6 Listen to chapter Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. Powered by BibleGateway.com.

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Pontardawe Youth Club’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal for Rough Sleepers 2017 Well tonight we have handed over our boxes to Mark Barret at the Mission Church in Neath and Huw and Cerys Davies at the Brunswick Methodist Church in Swansea. It was fantastic to see everyone doing their bit to help out those less fortunate and humbling to think we were able to help them. This year is the first time Pontardawe Youth Club have been involved in such a scheme and we will build on this next year thanks to people in the community helping us blast through our target. On another note our selection boxes have been wrapped up and are ready to hand out to the Children on Morriston Hospital’s Oakwood Ward. Without your kind support this would not have been possible. Katy has done really well in collecting the baby clothes which again you supported. These are being made available at Pantry to those who need them in the Swansea Valley and Cwmgors areas. So here goes the totals We aimed to get 67 filled shoe boxes; we got 180 boxes filled. Selection boxes; last year we collected 86.......this year we have managed to get 150!!! Fantastic. Some of these will be handed to Social Services to hand out to children. Finally we managed to collect over 400 items of baby clothes. So I’m sure you’d agree with me in saying this is brilliant and down to the kind support of the people of Pontardawe and beyond. We can’t emphasise enough how proud we are to help others less fortunate in our Community. This has been an amazing and humbling experience. Thank you everyone for your support. Merry Christmas to you all and a happy new year. Diolch Am eich cefnogaeth. Nadolig Llawen I Chi I gyd a blwyddyn newydd Dda From us all at Pontardawe Youth Club

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