Alpha is an opportunity to explore life, faith and God in a friendly, open and informal environment.
What is Alpha?
Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith.
Each session looks at a different question, and is designed to create conversation. No two Alphas look the same–they run in coffee shops, churches, bars, prisons, universities, schools and homes. There’s no pressure, no follow-up and no charge; it’s just an open, informal, and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together.
Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. All sessions start with food, because it’s a great way to connect, relax and build friendships.
The talks are designed to be engaging and inspire conversation. Usually around 30 minutes long, they explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions like “Who is Jesus?”, “Why and how do I pray?” and “How does God guide us?”
Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas about the talk without being corrected or judged. There’s no obligation to say anything; it’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective.
Our summer worship pattern begins earlier this year with Rev. Stephen on Sabbatical. We will be worshipping at 8am (BCP) and 10am (All Ages worship) beginning on June 3rd through September 2nd.
St. Matthew’s Sunday and BBQ – Sunday, September 23rd. Our Area Bishop, The Right Reverend Jenny Andison will be the preacher and celebrant. More details will be forthcoming.
Autumn Lunch Cruise to the Big Chute - Monday, September 24th, approx. 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. St. Anne’s All-inclusive trip. $111.00 per person, — All men and women are invited to join us.
(CHANGE IN CRUISE.PREVIOUS BOAT HAVE BEEN SOLD.NEW ROUTE.SIGHTSEEING CRUISE aboard the "MISS MIDLAND" through the 30,000 islands of Georgian Bay.)
Monday, September 24th, leave the church parking lot at 9:15AM. Buffet Luncheon served on board. Following the cruise we'll depart for a bus drive to THE BIG CHUTE where we will still see the marine railway operational. Return trip includes a stop at the popular Mariposa Market Bakery in Orillia to enjoy an included beverage and fancy pastry plus some shopping time before we head home.
Payment must be received by Sept. 1st. Cheques to be made payable to Bertha Anstey and either mailed to her or left at the church office for pick up.Seats still available.
Any further questions please phone Bertha Anstey at 905-270-7086.
Bishop's Company Dinner Tickets
The 57th Bishop’s Company Dinner is on Friday, October 19th, 2018 at Toronto Marriot Downtown Eaton Centre. Archbishop Colin Johnson, who will retired at the end of 2018, will be honoured with a farewell gala. Early bird tickets go on sale in July 2018. Tickets can be purchased through the Bishop's Company Dinner website www.bishopcompanytoronto.ca
Silent Movie - King of Kings – with organ accompaniment by Thomas Gonder, Saturday, October 27th. Stay tune to your emails and the bulletin for more information.
Homecoming Potluck Dinner and Dance – Saturday, December 1st. More details will be available closer to the event date.
AREA OPEN FORUM ~ September 19, 7pm at St. John the Baptist, Dixie, 719 Dundas St E. Bishop Jenny will listen to the hopes and concerns of the clergy and lay people about the future of the Area and the advancement of ministry objectives. So, if you are excited about the future of gospel ministry in YCV, the Bishop wants to hear from you. If you are committed to a culture of trust, shared expectations, and clear communication, the Bishop wants to see you there. If you would like to register for the Forum, click here.