Alpha is for anyone who’s curious. It’s an opportunity to explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. No question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish.
Where: St Luke’s Church, Langley Way, Watford, WD17 3EG
When: Thursday lunchtimes starting April 27th until July 6th (no Alpha on 25th May – half-term)
Time: 11.45am – 1.15pm
What: The course includes a light lunch, video talk and a discussion time where you can share your thoughts.
Three consecutive Tuesdays 18th, 25th April and 2nd May.
Each evening starts 8pm and finishes by 10pm
To reserve your free place on the course call 01923 246161.
The CAP Money Course is a revolutionary money management course that teaches people budgeting skills and a simple, cash-based system that really works. This course will help anyone to get to grips with their finances so they can save, give and prevent debt. The CAP Money Course is devised by the award winning debt counselling charity, Christians against Poverty.
The Easter story is full of drama – hope, fear, scheming, conspiracy, heroism, betrayal, bravery and more. But it is so familiar that we can forget that the events of the first Easter changed the course of history forever.
Christians believe that those dramatic events on the cross and the empty tomb changed the relationship between us and God forever. That first Easter opened the door to heaven, hinged on the cross of Christ. The door is open to all who want to know more.
May I invite you and your family, whether you have a Christian faith or not, to come along to one of our events at St Luke’s to consider again the good news of Easter. We look forward to welcoming you.
There are two main aspects to St Luke’s approach to Lent this year.
Each Wednesday in Lent we will be meeting together in church. After our traditional Ash Wednesday Communion Service on 1st March our sessions will build on the Natural Evangelism Course we have been studying on Sunday mornings, as we prepare for the J.John “JustOne” event at the Emirates Stadium on 8th July. Using material called “Reach – The Challenge” we will pray and consider what practical steps we can take to reach our neighbours, family, work colleagues and friends with the Good News of Christ.
The Lent series “The Reach Challenge”, will be:
Ash Wednesday Communion
Joel 2:1-2,12-17 & Matthew 6:1-6,16-21
1. Ready Your Life
1 Corinthians 9:19-23 & Ephesians 6:10-20
2. Engage Through Kindness
Colossians l 3:12-17 & Matthew 9:35-38
3. Advance to Relationship
Matthew 22:34-40 & 1 Corinthians 13
4. Connect to Community
Colossians 4:2-6 & John 3:14-21
5. Hope In Jesus
Romans 5:1-8 & Matthew 25:31-46
Practical Demonstrations of Love
As well as a time of reflection and study Lent is also about Christian service. During Lent our Partners In Mission Group have prepared opportunities for us to work alongside some Christian organisations and groups in our local community. These ‘taster’ sessions could be for a life group to do together, or for individuals to sign up for themselves or in small groups. Sessions are spread across the week, daytimes and evenings, and with different organisations (including: YMCA, Local Council, Street Angels, Foodbank, New Hope, Watford Schools Trust). The aim of the taster sessions is to:
Encourage us to show an outward demonstration of Christ’s love
Inform our prayers for these groups and organisations
Potential give us a passion for this ministry and a desire to volunteer regularly.
Please sign up using the sheets in the Gathering Area at church and pray that you will be challenged, inspired, and have fun, while serving Christ and the people in our community.
I pray that this Lent we will see an outpouring of Christian love in this community, and more people coming to know Christ as Lord.