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What is Alpha?

Alpha is...
TEN interactive sessions that explore the Christian faith. Sessions will be held on Wednesday nights at OLA from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Child care is available. Registration will remain open through our second session on April 18.
 
A practical introduction to the Christian faith that gives guests an opportunity to explore the meaning of life.
 
Fun, relaxed and totally non-pressured. That's probably why 19 million people around the world have have experienced it.
 
Where you can listen, learn, discuss, and discover. Ask anything.
 
A place where no question is off limits.
 
How does it work?
 
Each Alpha session begins with a meal, followed by a short talk. After that, there is time for discussion in a friendly, small group. There is no charge. 
 
Who is Alpha for?
Alpha is for everyone, especially
Those who have given up on church
Those wanting to investigate Christianity
Those who are new to the Christian faith
Those wanting to grow in understanding
 

Alpha is designed for those who are seeking answers to life’s big questions – “Is there more to life than this?” “Why are we here?”.  Alpha is primarily for those who have no religious background, for those who don’t attend Mass regularly or for those who might simply be stuck in their faith journey. That said, Alpha is open to anyone who wants to attend.

 
Where is it?
The Alpha sessions take place at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 435 Berkeley Ave. in Claremont (CA 91711). The first session is in the auditorium. Questions may be directed to alpha@olaclaremont.org.
 
How do I sign up?
Register NOW for the spring session. Those who express an interest in the program after it begins on April 11 will have to wait until the next series.
 
Spring Schedule
April 11 Week One: Is This It?
April 18: Week Two: Jesus - Who Is He?
April 25 Week Three: Cross - Why Did Jesus Die?
May 2 Week Four: How Can I Have Faith?
May 9 Week Five: Why and How Do I Pray?
May 16 Week Six: Why and How Do I Read the Bible?
May 23 Week Seven: How Does God Guide Us into Full Life?
May 30 Week Eight: Does God Heal Today?
June 6 Week Nine: How Can I Resist Evil?
June 13 Week Ten: What About the Church and Telling Others?