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We’re on a journey to become missionary disciples here at St. Mary. Join us! Alpha sessions, Alpha Follow Up (Purpose Driven Life) sessions & Connect Groups are happening now.

All in-person programs are suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please stay home and stay safe.

See our Virtual Events Page for at-home opporunities.

If you would like to register or have questions, contact Mary Ann Otto at motto@stmaryparish.org or 920-739-5119.

 

ALPHA

Winter/Spring 2020 Alpha schedule:

Thursdays

11 AM (St. Joseph) & 6 PM (St. Mary)

Sundays

11 AM (St.Mary) & 4:30 PM (St. Joseph)

Wednesdays (IPRF drop-in sessions)

4:30 & 6:30 PM (St. Joseph) & 6:30 PM (St. Mary)

What is Alpha?

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome.

What to expect

from alphausa.org

A typical Alpha

Alpha runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes —you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but they generally have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.

First up, there’s food

Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee and cake, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. We start with food, because it’s a great way to encourage community and get to know each other.

Then a video

The videos are designed to engage and inspire conversation. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions such as Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith? 

Followed by discussion

Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything. And there’s nothing you can’t say. It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.

 

 

ALPHA Follow-up

Continue your journey with The Purpose Driven Life: What On Earth Am I Here For?

If you would like to register or have questions, contact Mary Ann Otto at motto@stmaryparish.org or 920-739-5119.

Winter/Spring 2020 Purpose Driven Life schedule:

Thursdays

11 AM (St. Joseph) & 6 PM (St. Mary)

Sundays

11 AM (St.Mary) & 4:30 PM (St. Joseph)

 

 

 

CONNECT GROUPS

Bring your bible and become part of a small group that gathers to explore the weekly readings & Fr. Bill’s homily.

We encourage you to start a Connect Group at your home or favorite coffee shop or restaurant. Get started by contacting Mary Ann at motto@stmaryparish.org or 920-739-5119 or sign up now.

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