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An Alpha Story – Terri Rogelstad

I originally came to PLC about 4 years ago in an attempt to get my son connected to something. As it turned out, and what I didn’t realize at the time, I also needed a connection. I started showing up more and more on Sundays. I loved the whole feel of the service – the […]

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An Alpha Story: Jen Gray

I was drawn to the Alpha Course for several reasons. My family was new to the area and I had heard that Alpha was a good way to meet people at PLC; a way to make real and lasting connections and be more integrated with the community at PLC. As we were awaiting the birth of […]

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An Alpha Story: April Valdez

For a long time, I had been hearing about Alpha on Sunday mornings and was curious about what it was and why people spoke so enthusiastically about it. Not only that, people would attend it multiple times! It sounded life changing for others and I wanted to find out what it was all about. The […]

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An Alpha Story: Amy Powell

My earliest experiences with God was going to church with my parents and grandmother in North Carolina. I was baptized at age 12 and went through confirmation. Those events felt special, but as soon as I started high school, I walked away from the Lord. In my junior year, I began dating someone who talked […]

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An Alpha Story: Amie Sarte

When I came to the United States in February 2011, I wanted to possibly join a Christian Church. When I visited the churches, the services were good, but they really didn’t feel like home for me. My youngest son started going to Rolling Hills Elementary School and I always passed by Peñasquitos Lutheran Church (PLC) […]

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An Alpha Story: Tim Rogers

My family and I have attended PLC for several years and we were looking for opportunities to get more involved in the church. Pastor Sean recommended Alpha as a great way to connect with people and deepen our faith. I had no idea I was about to embark on a transformational spiritual journey. Attending Alpha […]

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An Alpha Story: Erin Garriepy

My husband and I had heard great things about Alpha – both in our relationships with God and in relationships with other members of the church. We really wanted to experience them for ourselves. When I started Alpha, I viewed questions as a bad thing. I viewed it as a “weakness” in my faith. This course really opened […]

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An Alpha Story: Katie Burns

I have taken the Alpha Course twice. Once about five years ago when I was searching for a way to rebuild my relationship with God and again this past Spring. The first time I attended Alpha, each and every session was new information that I pondered, questioned, and discussed with my group members. It helped […]

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Alpha Story: Bob Gaudi

Upon joining PLC, Pastor Sean asked my family to take the Alpha Course as a means of edifying our understanding of Christianity and strengthening our faith. I went into Alpha with an open mind and eager to discover what Sean was so excited about. Alpha led me down a road of fundamental information regarding Christianity. […]

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