In an attempt to “get back to the basics” and remain true to our calling to make disciples, Park UMC will be sponsoring an ALPHA study this Fall. ALPHA is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Run over eleven weeks, each session looks at a different question around faith. It's totally free, it's run all over the globe, and everyone's welcome. Our ALPHA will begin on Wednesday, September 13 and conclude in November. In the middle of our ALPHA Wednesdays is a weekend or day away. This is scheduled for Saturday, October 28.
Each ALPHA session begins with a meal, followed by a 20-to-30-minute talk, and concludes with a discussion regarding an issue of faith such as, “Who is Jesus?” The primary purpose of ALPHA is to provide a place for people who have questions of faith to openly discuss those questions in a small group setting. ALPHA provides a way to reach out to people who probably wouldn’t just walk through our doors on Sunday.