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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Soft Launching - Alpha Course in Catholic Context in St Mary’s Cathedral, Sandakan

SANDAKAN: The Forerunners Ministry (TFM) of St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sandakan has been conducting the Alpha Course since 2011. Recently, the ministry  launched it’s 6th round of Alpha Course (in Catholic Context) on Sunday, 18th of August 2013 which was held at the Catechetical Room of St. Mary’s Cathedral.
There were 33 parishioners from St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Mark's Church, Mile 12 who attended the first day of Alpha. The course began with a 'praise and worship' session, followed with a simple lunch. Then, the session started with the "Introduction of Alpha Course" and the first topic touched on "Who is Jesus?"

The participants seemed to enjoy the interactive live talk session as there were some short and interesting clips inserted in between the talk. During the small group discussion, there were positive responses and feedback from the participants. They were engrossed in the activity and looked forward to the coming session. The heart of the Alpha Course is the small group discussion. Through this small group, the participants will experience Christian friendship that builds up their faith in God as they listen to people’s experience in life. Apart from that, it also helps them to open up and being themselves as the discussion-sharing is conducted in a relax and informal environment.
 
Caroline Tai is the speaker of the week.
She is also the Coordinator of The Forerunners Ministry.

There were some returning participants from previous round who came and helped out to facilitate the course. These former participants had experienced the joy of knowing new friends and knowing God. Thus, they came back again for this round not only to share their great experiences but also to testify that God is truly alive.

The committees were pleased with the attendance and effort from the participants. The course will run for 7 consecutive weeks starting from 18th August until 29th September, 2013They hope that other parishioners will take the opportunity to participate as this course will only be conducted once for this year.



Prepared by:                        
Administrator,                     
"HE MUST INCREASE AND WE MUST DECREASE" - JOHN 3:30

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SANDAKAN: The Forerunners Ministry (TFM) dari Katedral St Mary, Sandakan telah menganjurkan Kursus Alpha sejak 2011. Baru-baru ini, kumpulan pelayanan ini telah melancarkan pusingan ke-5 Kursus Alpha (dalam Konteks Katolik) pada Ahad, 18 Ogos, 2013 yang bertempat di Bilik Katekatikal Katedral St Mary.

Seramai 32 umat dari Katedral St Mary dan Gereja St Mark, Batu 12 menghadiri hari pertama kursus tersebut. Kursus ini dimulai dengan sesi 'pujian dan penyembahan’, diikuti dengan makan tengah hari sederhana. Kemudian, sesi dimulai dengan "Pengenalan Kursus Alpha" dan topik pertama menyentuh tentang "Siapakah Yesus?"

Para peserta kelihatan seronok menikmati sesi ceramah interaktif kerana ada beberapa klip pendek dan menarik diselitkan. Semasa perbincangan dalam kumpulan kecil, ada respon dan tindak balas positif dari para peserta. Mereka benar-benar memberi perhatian terhadap aktiviti yang dijalankan dan ingin datang lagi ke sesi-sesi pada minggu-minggu seterusnya. Inti utama Kursus Alpha adalah perbincangan dalam kumpulan kecil. Melalui kumpulan kecil ini, para peserta akan mengalami persahabatan Kristian yang membangunkan iman mereka kerana berpeluang mendengar pengalaman hidup orang lain. Selain itu juga, aktiviti ini dapat menggalakkan mereka ke arah keterbukaan hati serta menjadi diri sendiri yang sebenarnya semasa perbincangan-perkongsian dijalankan dalam keadaan santai dan tidak rasmi.

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Caroline Tai adalah penceramah pada minggu tersebut.
Dia juga merupakan Koordinator The Forerunners Ministry.

Terdapat beberapa peserta dari pusingan sebelumnya yang datang dan membantu dalam penganjuran kursus. Bekas peserta tersebut telah mengalami kegembiraan kerana dapat mengenali rakan-rakan baru dan mengetahui lebih mendalam tentang Tuhan. Oleh itu, mereka datang kembali untuk pusingan ini, bukan sahaja untuk berkongsi pengalaman hebat mereka, malahan untuk memberi testimoni bahawa Allah benar-benar hidup.

Komiti berasa gembira dengan kehadiran dan usaha dari para peserta. Kursus ini akan berlangsung selama 7 minggu berturut-turut mulai dari 18 Ogos sehingga 29 September 2013. Mereka berharap agar umat lain akan mengambil kesempatan untuk turut menyertai kerana kursus ini hanya akan dijalankan sekali untuk tahun ini.



Disediakan oleh:                 
Pentadbir,                          
"DIA HARUS SEMAKIN BESAR DAN KITA HARUS SEMAKIN KECIL" - YOHANES 3:30

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