Alpha Online is a series of sessions offering the opportunity for informal discussion of questions of life and faith with friends and new friends from the comfort of your home. Participation is free.
Weekly sessions will begin on Wednesday, June 3 at 7:00 pm, and will continue to August 12. Each session will be conducted using Zoom, an on-line meeting application that has been widely used during the pandemic. A video presentation each week will explore basic questions of Christian faith about Jesus, prayer, the Bible, good and evil, the Holy Spirit, evangelization, and other topics. The theme for each evening will provide the framework for small break-out group discussions that encourage informal exchange of perspectives and questions in a respectful, friendly, and non-judgmental spirit. Each session will begin at 7 p.m. with a welcome and introduction, a 30-minute video, and a break-out group discussion. All sessions will conclude by 8:30 p.m.
Participation will require a reliable internet connection and a computer, tablet, or smart phone. For those who are not familiar with Zoom, we will provide basic instruction in our first session to ensure that everyone is comfortable with the on-line environment.
Those interested in participating in the Alpha Online series should attend the opening session on June 3, and may obtain more information by contacting Alpha coordinator Jackie LePine. Registration is required, and will be limited to 40 participants, so please be sure to sign up early. You can register by clicking here or contacting Jackie LePine: 203-217-1469, [email protected].
We hope to offer Alpha in person in the fall, but we are eager to begin now more safely online.