Alpha Course

Explore the meaning of Life…
The Alpha Course is about to start. Alpha is
structured to enable people to explore
Christianity, whether already a believer, a
sceptic, an enquirer or even a committed
atheist. (An atheist who attended Alpha with
me in a previous Church is now a church
Over 10 weeks or so we’ll look at issues
such as ‘Who is Jesus?’ ‘Why did Jesus
Die?’ and ‘Does God Heal Today?’ The format will allow for small group
discussion and questioning.
Whilst any of us may want to attend to deepen our understanding, or
as a ‘refresher’ Alpha is at its best when the majority of the group are
not yet committed Christians. Inviting our friends and offering to go with
them is often the best way to make this happen.
The Course starts with an Introduction (or taster) on Monday 11
September at Church. At 7.00pm we will meet, share a meal together
and hear a brief talk to introduce the course. There will be the
opportunity to ‘sign up’ to attend the full course.
Please use our contact form for more information


Dear Friends There is a lot coming up that is exciting. You’ll see, elsewhere in this issue, stuff about the forthcoming Southwold Beach Mission. We will be closely involved again. You’ll also see something about my Uganda trip – with a prompting to pray. I hope most of you will remember from last month’s issue that we will be offering the Alpha Course, an opportunity to Explore the meaning of Life… Several people have confirmed their enthusiasm to be involved. But we will need more. The planning is a bit further developed and it will be Monday evenings (possibly also a daytime slot if requests for that come in). The start will be Monday 11 September. Please pray – and in particular ask God to prompt you who to invite. Often the best way is to offer to accompany them. Please also keep praying for our outreach in general. Include all the young families and children’s work and ask God to lead the person He is calling to the post of Church Family Support & Outreach Worker. Pray for Don, myself and others involved in the discernment and interview process. Be praying for, and watching out for your opportunities, as Peter puts it, to always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have (1 Peter 3: 15).

Blessings Jon





What We Believe

We believe that in obedience to Christ’s command, we must proclaim the Gospel to the world in the power and at the direction of the Holy Spirit.
We are called out of darkness to live as children of light, reflecting God’s glory all around.
We recognise that as a Church, the bride of Christ, we are `commanded to love and encourage one another and ensure that no root of bitterness divides us.
We acknowledge our absolute dependence on Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Father made us, Jesus has redeemed us and the Spirit sustains and provides all we need on our pilgrimage.
We acknowledge our commitment to the Bible, as the authoritative word of God able to teach us, guide us and inspire us as we discover God’s perfect will for our lives.