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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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Why not come along to an Alpha Course?

The next course starts on Wednesday January 23rd 2019 at 6pm.

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.


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 Wednesday January 23rd 2019 at 6pm.

Alpha website – www.alpha.org

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“I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I have set my heart on your laws.” — Psalm 119:30 Listen to chapter Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. Powered by BibleGateway.com.

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8.45a.m Holy Communion
10.30a.m Morning Worship
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We are delighted that Rev John Hanson will be leading worship tomorrow morning at Mumbles John helps run 'Tools for Self-Reliance' in Porthcawl which is the Methodist Circuit's chosen project for 2019/20

If you have any Haberdashery that you would like to donate to the project then please bring it with you in the morning.

Needles. pins. tapes, scissors, hemmings, zips. buttons. fastenings, knitting needles, cottons, wool, fabric ( must be new fabric and not too small a piece).

Apologies for the short notice but hopefully we can respond generously

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The Church is open today as is Theo's Coffee Shop. Do pop-in, it would be great to see you. ...

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Sadly the church had to close today because we had a break in during the early hours of the morning. One of our main glass doors was smashed as was our office. A big thank you to all those who helped to get things secured and made safe. I would also like to thank all those who showed concern and offered an encouraging word. The Church will be back open tomorrow at 9.30am as will Theos Coffee Shop. Do pop in, it would be great to see you. Howard ...

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