Thursday Sept 5, Alpha
There is a lot of talk these days, but not so much conversation. Social media is awash with memes, memories and videos of feline amusement, but searching for answers to life’s deepest questions, keep looking. Life, death, forgiveness, brokenness, pain, sin, prayer are difficult topics that are avoided because of shame, embarrassment, ignorance or vulnerability. Is there a God? Who was Jesus Christ? Why does it matter? Everyone has questions about this tangled, complicated beautiful life we have been gifted; where it went right and where it went horribly wrong. I am no expert, I’ve had my share of heartbreaks, confusion, loss and defeats. But I have also found meaning, joy and beauty along the way. Alpha arose out of the desire in one church in England thirty years ago, to provide a way for ordinary people to search for answers in the context of Christianity. It has spread around the world, in different languages and involving millions of people and many diverse denominations. Beginning Thursday Sept 12, at 6pm at the Inn of the Good Shepherd Sarnia, Trinity will be hosting a twelve week session. The format is simple, enjoy a meal, watch a video, discuss. No pressure, nothing to sign, no fees no commitment. It is not a subtle recruitment programme, although you may want to continue in a church. Any church. It is not a cash grab, it is free, no strings. Spoiler alert, it may change the way you look at your life. Don’t take my word, check Google or You Tube. It will make a change from cat videos.