Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Alpha Celebration Dinner

A week from tomorrow night, Wednesday, September 30 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Chain of Lakes is sharing an Alpha Celebration Dinner at the Hampton Inn in Lino Lakes, 579 Apollo Drive.

At the Celebration Dinner we will enjoy a wonderful dinner, we will sing some songs together, I will give a talk entitled, “Is there more to life than this?” and then I will share some information about the Alpha Course. After the singing we will dismiss the children to a separate educational program. The program for kids will be quite good.

At the Celebration Dinner we will share info about the Alpha Course that will start the next week.

During the Alpha course participants investigate the Christian faith in a relaxed setting that begins with a simple dinner. During ten thought-provoking weekly sessions, people are encouraged to ask questions and discuss what they’ve heard in a no pressure, non-judgmental atmosphere.

We are encouraging everyone in our Emerging Community at Chain of Lakes to participate in the “Just Bring One” campaign. Just bring one person to the Alpha Celebration dinner. Consider wearing an Alpha button (I’m wearing a button every day for the next two weeks), and put up a yard sign.

By coming to the Alpha Celebration Dinner a person is not obligated to attend the Alpha Course.

Alpha is intended for people who are skeptical about the faith, who have a lot of questions about God, and who might even be hostile to the faith. If you know of someone like this, please bring the person to the Alpha Celebration Dinner. I promise that we will welcome this person with caring and open arms; we will provide an accepting atmosphere to the person; and we will receive the person’s questions with a listening ear.

Please keep the Alpha Celebration in your prayers. Even if you live far away from the north metro would you take a moment right now to pray that God will work in this event.

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