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ALPHA

WHAT IS ALPHA?

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Each session looks at a different question, and is designed to create conversation. There’s no pressure, no follow-up and no charge; it’s just an open, informal, and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together.

WHAT DOES ALPHA LOOK LIKE?

There isn’t really an average Alpha. Alpha is run in local communities all around the world, and everyone is welcome. It runs in coffee shops, churches, bars, prisons, universities, schools and homes. No two Alphas look the same, but they all have three things in common: food, a talk, and good conversation.

FOOD

Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. All sessions start with food, because it’s a great way to connect, relax and build friendships.

TALK

The talks are designed to be engaging and inspire conversation. Usually around 30 minutes long, they explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions like “Who is Jesus?”, “Why and how do I pray?” and “How does God guide us?”

 

DISCUSSION
Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas about the talk without being corrected or judged. There’s no obligation to say anything; it’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective.

ARABIC CHURCH

Maher & Juhaina started a small group for Arabic-speaking people in their home in 2000. The group outgrew their home, and in the fall of 2007, they began meeting at PPC, with Maher joining the staff in a volunteer capacity.
Maher & Juhaina’s heart is to reach out and make disciples of Arabic-speaking people all throughout Durham region and further.

PICKERING MARKETS

Sharing the good news of the Gospel with those in our local community.

We want to reach people where they are! Our building is right across the corner from Pickering Markets, and so we have teams of people who work from a booth and share the good news of Jesus Christ with the Market patrons one weekend a month (on Saturday & Sunday)

Want to serve in this ministry?  Please contact us.

OTSM-SPORTS

PPC Sports invite individuals 18 years of age and older to participate in sports & recreation. At PPC, a variety of opportunities provide physical exercise in a safe, non-threatening environment.

The level of participation ranges from first timers to experienced athletes in the different sports. Each meeting could include game time, group time, an opportunity for prayer & a spiritual thought. Sports is a great way to develop life principles as well as build relationships.

PPC believes that along with physical activity, each person needs to have a spiritual focus.

The Bible contains many sports analogies and the goal of PPC Sports is to encourage individuals to be healthy, both spiritually & physically.

VISITATION MINISTRY

The Nursing Home Visitation Ministry exists to carry out the mission of Christ according to Mathew 25: 35-46. 

 

At present we visit four Homes, in Ajax, Scarborough and two in Pickering.  We thoroughly understand, a commitment to this Ministry does not mean one is expected to attend all visits. Rosters are utilized and one can easily commit to the Home and the visitation times which suit you. Our visits routinely consist of a number of activities which we try to implement on each visit

CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY CAP

PPC cares for people in our community who are in crisis.  We are partners with Christians Against Poverty, an organization that focuses on helping those in poverty to get out of poverty through teaching good money management, credit counselling, job search assistance, and dealing with poverty-causing addictive behaviours.