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Churches to host Alpha Course

The Alpha Course, based on the DVD series taught by Nicky Gumbel, will be offered at Bixlers United Methodist Church on Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 2, and at Millers United Methodist Church on Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 3.

The 10-week Alpha Course is described as a practical introduction to the Christian faith that gives guests an opportunity to explore the meaning of life.


The newly appointed pastor of Bixlers and Millers churches, the Rev. Dr. Art Thomas, will lead the classes.

Visitors are welcome for the light supper at 6:30 p.m., followed by the video and friendly discussion in small groups. The program will conclude by 8:15 p.m.


In addition, a one-day Alpha retreat will take place on a Saturday to be announced.

No previous knowledge of the Bible or association with church is necessary to attend. Alpha covers topics for those who are wanting to investigate Christianity or who want to grow in their faith.

"I have used Alpha in my past three pastorates, and Alpha was the best attended and most helpful course we ever offered," Thomas said. "That is why over 22 million in 169 countries and 27 denominations have been flocking to this course."

Bixlers UMC is at 3372 Bixlers Church Road, north of Westminster, and Millers UMC is at 3435 Warehime Road, Millers.

To register, call 410-374-4042 or 240-281-1523.