Tomorrow – Sunday – the Broken Hill branch of the CRC are hosting an Alpha Course for members of the congregation, with the Church opening their doors to the public for the event.
The Alpha Course is billed as, “a safe space where you can openly chat about life’s big questions, at a table with people who have the same questions you do”.
Pastor Jessie Heidenreich says the event is, “a free, fun, informal dinner party, where everyone can come to the table with questions about life, faith and meaning”.
“Alpha is run anywhere people gather, all across Australia and is a great way to connect with people in your community and know you’re not alone with your questions,” Pastor Heidenrich says.
The CRC Churches International is an Australian Pentecostal movement that started in the 1940s, and Pastor Heidenrich has been the local Pastor for two months, taking over from long-serving Pastors Wal and Joy at the beginning of July.
Sunday’s local program has been successfully held across the country, with more than 750,000 Australians attending Alpha courses.
The Silver City CRC decided to introduce the Alpha Course to allow people to discuss questions, such as, “what is the answer to loneliness? and ‘is there more to life than this?” in a safe, welcoming, and supportive space.
Pastor Heidenrich implored the community to consider the importance of these questions.
“Everyone should have the chance to explore faith, ask questions and share their point of view. Whatever your faith background and wherever you are in life, there’s a seat at the table for you at Alpha,” she added.
The Alpha Course will be held Sunday evening from 5.30pm at the Silver City CRC, 466 Thomas St. Dinner is included for all who attend. For more information, contact Pastor Heidenrich on 0401 358 894.