Alpha is a series of group conversations that explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly environment. It’s a place to connect with people, where you can say anything you like or nothing at all. Everyone’s welcome. You’re invited, no matter your background or beliefs.


Join us

ULC hosts an Alpha series once a year. Fill out our Alpha interest form to get on the interest list or to let us know if you plan to attend!

Specific dates, times, and topics for 2023 are listed below. The conversation begins on Wednesday, January 25 here at University Lutheran Chapel Ann Arbor! (1511 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104)

First up there’s

Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee and cake, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. We start with food, because it’s a great way to encourage community and get to know each other.

Then a

The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Generally thirty minutes long, we play them from a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions such as Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith? 

Followed by

Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything. And there’s nothing you can’t say. It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.

2023 Alpha Dates at ULC

7-9p // Community Room

January 25

Is There More to Life Than This?

February 1

Who is Jesus?

February 8

Why Did Jesus Die?

February 15

How Can I Have Faith?

February 21 (Tuesday)

Why and How Do I Pray?

March 1

No Alpha (Spring Break)

March 8

Why and How Should I Read the Bible?

March 15

How Does God Guide Us?

March 22

No Alpha

March 25

Alpha Weekend at ULC // 9a-4p

March 29

 How Can I Resist Evil?

April 5

What About the Church?