Post Alpha Gatherings—Love Centred Connections
open to EVERYONE, come and be a part of them!
We are delighted to be embarking on the next phase of our journey as a church with the launch—for this term—of what we have called “Post Alpha Gatherings”. So many people enjoyed being part of Alpha and there are lots of new faces at St Chad’s as a result. At the same time, many who were not part of Alpha felt the warmth and momentum that happened as a result.
Click here to hear Richard’s introduction – you’ll be inspired!
There will be a series five sessions which will enable us all to journey together as a church family, looking particularly at how we can all know that we belong in God’s family, including welcoming new people in. The sessions will be around the themes of Belonging, Trust, Word & Wisdom, Empowering and Praying together. It is our hope that using a similar format to Alpha of sharing food together, watching a thought-provoking video and then discussing it in groups will help us all grasp hold of God’s vision for being a church with love at the core.
The sessions will run four times a week on alternate weeks, starting Sunday May 7th. Like Alpha, there will be gatherings on Sunday afternoons (4pm) at the Lifecentre, Tuesday evenings (7.30pm) in Church, and Monday mornings (9.30am) and Friday mornings (9.30am—Ladies only, sorry!) both at the Guywood Centre. Dates are included overleaf for your diaries.
We would love everyone to be part of this. Everyone has something to bring and we all need places of belonging. It really helps our planning to know in advance if you are going to join us, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office on 430 4652 to let us know in advance if you can. But you can of course just turn up to the first sessions.
Many of our church family are already in small groups or prayer partnerships and as we’ll see through these gatherings, these are something we value very highly. Please continue to prioritise spending time together through this season and as well as meeting in homes, come together to these five gatherings. The gatherings are fortnightly, which we hope gives space for both.
This is unchartered territory for us. We don’t know exactly how the plans will unfold but we trust our loving, faithful God to lead us. Any questions though, do ask Richard. Otherwise, see you there!
Dates and Topics
|MONDAY 9.30AM||TUESDAY 7.30PM||FRIDAY
|BELONGING||MAY 7TH||MAY 8TH||MAY 9TH||MAY 12TH|
|TRUST||MAY 21ST||MAY 22ND||MAY 23RD||MAY 26TH|
|WORD & WISDOM||JUNE 11TH||JUNE 12TH||JUNE 13TH||JUNE 16TH|
|EMPOWERING||JUNE 25TH||JUNE 26TH||JUNE 27TH||JUNE 30TH|
|PRAYING TOGETHER||JULY 9TH||JULY 10TH||JULY 11TH||JULY 14TH|