A couple of weeks ago I asked all you to fill in a form saying when you were available. I did this as we are looking at starting some new groups and now I can announce one of them. Starting on the 1st October we are starting a new Youth Alpha group for everyone in year 8 and above! (Sorry everyone in year 6 & 7 don’t worry we haven’t forgotten you and there is other stuff coming for you!)
But What Is Youth Alpha?
Youth Alpha is a new group where each week we meet, eat a meal together (the food is important!) We then play games, watch a video based around a different topic each week and discuss it. These topics include things such as ‘Is there more to life than this?’, ‘Who was Jesus?’ and many more. Importantly Alpha is not about giving you answers to these questions it is about us discussing together what we think about them. It is not designed to tell you what to think! You can see the trailer for the videos here:
But Why Should I Do Youth Alpha?
Firstly because it’s really good fun each session will be us eating food, playing games and spending time together. I’ve run several Youth Alpha’s now and they are always a ton of fun and everyone has had a great time.
Secondly because it there is a point to it, it is not just another excuse for us to eat food and hang out (though those things are always good!) When I was younger I went along to a Youth Alpha not sure what it was or if I really wanted to go along to yet ‘another church youth group’. However it was easily one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life! Through alpha I made some life long friends and started to discover answers to questions I didn’t even know I had. I started to realise who God was and started learning more about who I was.
If you’re looking at this and thinking I’m not sure about this I’m not sure I can be bothered with it. I urge you please do come along and try it out I promise you, you will have a great time and it is worth it!
Also if you are thinking about getting confirmed in November this term you should definitely come along. As this will also be the prep we are running for confirmation. (This doesn’t mean if you come to youth alpha you have to get confirmed!)
Sounds Good What Are The Details?
We are starting on the 1st October and will meet each Thursday Evening 19:00 – 20:30 at my house. (We picked this day and time because it was the one that most people could do but if you really want to come and can’t make then please do let me know and we will see what we can work out.) All you need to bring each week is yourself and please do tell any of your friends that you think would be interested about it as well.
So that’s youth alpha I really hope that you can make it. If you want to come or interested please can let me know (it helps us work out numbers for food.) And if you have any questions about it please do ask them and I will do my best to answer them.
I hope that you have a great rest of the week and I look forward to seeing you all at Costa on Friday.