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Alpha

Location
St. Francis de Sales
6610 Balmoral Street
Burnaby, BC V5E 1J1

Alpha is a parish tool for evangelization based on hospitality, sharing and open conversation. The same Alpha content is run all over the world by Christians of all traditions and provides a common expression of proclamation, service and witness. Millions of people have experienced Alpha in 112 languages in 169 countries around the globe.

Alpha takes people on a journey often leading to a personal encounter with Jesus Christ. It enables people to ask their questions, share ideas, build friendships and experience the love of God through the power of the Holy Spirit. This is often done in an informal setting that includes watching a well-produced video series, a meal, and some time for community. 



Would you pray for our Alpha Guests and Team?

January 2024

Yeah... it's that serious, brothers and sisters.  The Alpha Journey for our guests and team has got to be fuelled by prayers.  Your prayers.  Lots of prayers.  The more intercessory prayers you can spare and offer for our SFDS New Year's Alpha, the better.  Thank you, thank you, thank you in advance.

Please know that you'll be in our prayers as well.

New Year New You with Alpha

January 2024

Do you like free, delicious food? ...

Do you have someone in your life who isn't that close to God and who may wish to accompany you to our Alpha nights in our church hall?

Can you commit to Thursday evenings (6pm to 8pm) from Jan. 11 to late March? If so, you GOTTA JOIN US!! ... To do so, please...click below button:

Register Here

What's that you ask? "Will there be a place for kids to eat and play if couples want to come?" YES!! We'll have our team in the school running functions for the young ones while the sessions are happening in the hall.



Would you PRAY for our Alpha Guests?

May 2023

Friends, we're gearing up for Night #1 for our Summer Alpha program on Tues., June 6.  We're going to have 100 folks packing in our hall to partake in this transformative journey AND ... we need your prayers!

During 6:00pm and 8:00pm when our guests are down in the hall (including our non-Christian guests who make up over 10% of our total attendees), we're going to have our church open (yes, every Tuesday night at this time) for you to come and pray... even if it's just for a little bit.  The PRAYERS FROM ABOVE will vitally support all those who come to experience our SFDS Alpha.

For our prayer warrior participants, you don't need to commit to anything.  Just faithfully enter our church sometime between 6pm and 8pm on Tuesdays and - while doing so - we hope you can offer some of that time for our Alpha guests who are drawing closer to Our Lord who loves them and who loves you.

Whatever prayers you got, we'll take 'em!


See For Yourself

May 2023

We've got 46 signed up so, dear brothers and sisters. And we've got just 34 spaces to fill. Our Summer Alpha is a journey you're not gonna wanna miss.

I mean, c'mon eh?...

Do you like free, delicious food? ...

Do you have someone in your life who isn't that close to God and who may wish to accompany you to our Alpha nights in our church hall?

Can you commit to Tuesday evenings (6pm to 8pm) from early June to mid-August? If so, you GOTTA JOIN US!! ... To do so, please...see link posted in BIO (Alpha Register Here).

What's that you ask? "Will there be a place for kids to eat and play if couples want to come?" YES!! We'll have our team in the school running functions for the young ones while the sessions are happening in the hall.


Coming Soon to SFDS

April 2023

Yup, we're resurrecting in-person ALPHA here at SFDS beginning in early June.  Our core team of leaders is assembling and we want to extend to you an invitation to join us.  We've got a limit of about 70 seats for our summer Alpha program, so we encourage you to register early (see below).

Here are a few important questions to consider... #1: Do you like free, delicious food? ... #2: Do you have someone in your life who isn't that close to God and who may wish to accompany you to our Alpha nights in our church hall?  ... #3: Can you commit to Tuesday evenings (6pm to 8pm) from early June to mid-August?  If so, you GOTTA JOIN US!! ... To do so, please...see the link below:

Click Here

FAQ #1... Will there be a place for kids to eat and play if couples want to come?  YES!!  We'll have our team in the gym running functions for the young ones while the sessions are happening in the hall.

FAQ #2... What if I just want to pray in the church?  ... GREAT!  We'll have our "Prayers from Above" team in the church praying for our Alpha Team and Guests (and our Missionary work in general) while the sessions are happening.