Alpha is a way to inspire and equip churches to create a space where people from any background can encounter Jesus. The same Alpha content is run all over the world, by Christians of all traditions, and provides a common expression of faith.
The Water Street Church Alpha 2021 series ran each Tuesday, March 9 (7:30-8:30 pm.) through May 18. A number of guests came seeking answers, connections, and community. Alpha was a little different this year since it was run as a virtual event. However, the virtual venue opened doors for people from everywhere to participate!
Our 2020 Alpha series attracted a number of guests who were interested in knowing more. Ten weeks of real and prayerful conversation happened over wonderful meals prepared by Lyn and friends. The last three sessions, caught in the onslaught of Covid, were completed virtually. We can’t thank Amy Baarda enough for the heart and energy she put into making Alpha a welcoming place for everyone. This was Amy’s prayer of encouragement to the hosts and helpers as they prepared for one of the Alpha evenings:
May you know that you have been covered in prayer this day. As we come with our best laid plans and efforts, we give our hearts, motivations and hands to God to be used by Him for His purposes. I pray the Holy Spirit leads and strengthens you. We don’t do any of this in our own strength. May the words of 1 Corinthians 2: 1-5 equip and encourage you this day… Peace be with you. ~ Amy Baarda (Amy served as church life coordinator for WSC until spring 2020)