St James, Parish Church of Wetherby with Linton
'At the Heart of the Community'
in the historic market town of Wetherby
Welcome to our new website
a lively, friendly church with a variety of services to suit all ages and tastes.
We seek to follow Jesus Christ, to learn from him and be changed by his transforming presence.
The Church is complemented by the Church Room (large hall) and the very busy Church Centre
(former school), where a huge range of clubs, events and activities take place.
that you will come and join us and see for yourself how everyone is important,
from our tiniest toddlers to our eldest valued members.
LIFE IS WORTH EXPLORING
WHAT IS ALPHA?
The Alpha course is open to everyone interested in discovering what Christianity is about. It’s a place where people can come and relax, eat, share thoughts and explore the meaning of life.
WHO IS ALPHA FOR?
The Alpha course is designed primarily for people who aren’t regular churchgoers and is open to anyone who would like to attend.
WHY ATTEND THE ALPHA COURSE?
Guests come on the Alpha course for many different reasons; some want to investigate whether God exists and some have questions they’d like to discuss. Many guests have never been to church and others may have attended church all of their lives but feel they have never had a personal understanding of the Christian faith.
HOW ALPHA WORKS
Alpha courses are based around small groups of about 12 people, led by one or two hosts whose role is to facilitate and encourage discussion. Courses vary in size and might be over morning coffee or during a lunch hour. However most are evening courses typically lasting around 2 hours.
ALPHA COURSE WEEKLY FORMAT
The Alpha course usually lasts for 9/10 weeks, with a day away in the middle. Each session begins with a meal together, then a short talk looking at a different aspect of the Christian faith each week. This is followed by a time of discussion, when guests can ask questions and contribute their opinion.
There is no charge to attend the Alpha course, but guests may make a contribution toward the food if they wish.
WHAT, WHEN & WHERE?
The Alpha Course is an opportunity for anyone to explore
the Christian faith in a relaxed, non threatening manner
over 9/10 thought provoking weekly sessions. It’s low key, friendly and fun, and supported by all the main Christian denominations.
St James' Church Centre
Monday evenings - 7.00pm to 9.15pm
27 January to 31 March, 2014
For more information please contact either:
Val: Tel. 01937 584760
email vallumsden@ talktalk.net, or...
Brendan Giblin: Tel. 01937 520951 email firstname.lastname@example.org