The Carlington Summit
by H. J. McClemens.

Have you ever wanted to explore Christianity or would like to deepen your Christian faith. Have you ever questioned your Christian faith? The answer to your pondering may be found in Alpha. This is a series that could be very helpful to newcomers to a church as well as those who have been long time Christians.

What is involved?

Alpha is a 10 week series of people gathering at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays starting March 1st, 2000 to share an evening meal. The group will watch a video at about 7:15 p.m. on an aspect of Christian faith and then break into smaller groups for discussion over coffee with the evening finishing by 9:15. There is also a weekend session on the 14-15th of April with a Friday evening and Saturday. Alpha was established in England over twenty years ago and there are now more than 4000 Alpha courses taking place all over the world.

What are the Alpha video topics?

Wed. Feb. 16 Christianity: Boring, untrue and irrelevant?
Wed. Mar. 1 Who is Jesus?
Wed. Mar. 8 Why did Jesus die?
Wed. Mar. 22 How can I be sure?
Wed. Mar. 29 Why read the bible?
Wed. Apr. 5 Why and how should we pray?
Wed. Apr. 12 How does God guide us?
Fri. Apr. 14 How can I make the most of the rest of my life?
Sat. Apr. 15 The Holy Spirit.
Wed. Apr. 19 How can I resist evil?
Wed. Apr. 26 Why and how should I tell others?
Wed. May 3 Does God heal to day?
Wed. May 10 What about the Church?

What is the cost?

There is no charge for the Alpha, although a contribution is requested to cover the expense of the meal each evening.

Where do I sign up?

St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church, 579 Parkdale Ave. Ottawa, is sponsoring the Alpha series. There was an introductory dinner and video to outline the course which gave more information on Wednesday, 16 Feb. 2000, but you still join the series beginning on March 1st. For more information and/or registration call the Rev. John Wilson or the Rev. Charlene Wilson at 728-0558. Note: you do not have to be a Presbyterian to participate.