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Alpha supper to launch 2007 initiative

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Iain McAllister of Highland Alpha reports that  over 50 persons from 13 different churches accross a number of denominations from as far afield as Connel and Kyle of Lochalsh attended the recent Alpha Equip and Refresh Day in Inverness.

Iain also tells us that the next Highland Alpha event is in the form of a Beacon Supper which will herald the start of the 2007 National Alpha Initiative. The dinner is being held at The New Drumossie Hotel.

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Alpha 2007 - Beacon Supper
in
New Drumossie Hotel
Inverness
on
Saturday, 25 August, 2007
(6.30pm for 7.00pm)


Topic: "Christianity, Boring, Untrue and Irrelevant?"


Speaker: Fiona Marks, Director of Alpha Scotland



Numbers for the event will be limited to 400 and the organisers' hope is that every "churched" person will invite someone who is "unchurched".  Iain says: "We are encouraging churches from all over the highland area accross the denominations to take a table (or tables) of 10."

Tickets will be available from -
Diana Turner (01463 790456), Iain McAllister (01463 790157 ) and Highland Alpha team leader Colin Baillie (01463 792107).

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Alpha courses are due to start following the supper accross the Highland Region and further details will be made available later.

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Feedback:
Editor 09/09/2007 14:36
"The recent Highland Alpha Beacon Supper, held at the New Drumossie Hotel heralded the start of the 2007 Alpha Initiative.
This relaxed evening of sharing food, music by David Bowen was organised by the Regional Alpha Team headed up by Colin Baillie and the original feedback from those who attended was that it was great success. The Alpha Course itself is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith.

Over 280 attended the meal coming from as far afield as Kyle in the West, Nairn in the East, Aviemore in the South and Golspie in the North and was supported by all the main denominations, COS, Baptists, APC, Catholic, Pentecostal, Independent, Episcopal.

Initial information suggests that over 30 churches/ fellowships were represented. The proportion of non churched persons attending was initially reckoned to be 30-40%.

The main theme of the evening centred round the talk "Is Christianity Boring , Untrue & Irrelevant?" given by Alpha Scotland director Mrs Fiona Marks. This is the usual first talk given at the beginning of The Alpha Course.

A number of testimonies were also given as to how people found out about Alpha, how they enjoyed the course and what difference Jesus had made to their lives.

Information regarding a number of Alpha courses due to start around the region was available to all those who attended, including Alpha in other contexts namely Youth and Senior Alpha.

Information about these courses is available from: http://uk.alpha.org/findacourse/ . or by phoning the Regional Administrator, Iain McAllister on Tel. 01463 790157 or iain.mcallister@btopenworld.com.

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