What is the meaning of life? Who is Jesus? Why did Jesus die? Beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 8, Alexandria Covenant Church will offer the Alpha Course, a weekly class geared for those interested in exploring the basics of the Christian faith or Christians who want to brush up on the basics or deepen their faith. The Alpha Course revolves around a weekly dinner, a video series and small, relaxed group discussions. The course and weekly dinners are free, and child care is available for infants through age 5. Register at alexandriacovenant.org/alpha. Alexandria Covenant Church is at 4005 Dakota St., and can be reached at 320-763-5659.
First Wednesday worship
Spirit Life Church plans to start 2018 with a time of worship and prayer. It will host First Wednesday Worship and Prayer Night at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 3 at its church, 912 State Hwy. 29 N. in Alexandria.
No New Year's Day service
St. Luke's Church of Garfield will not hold a New Year's Day worship service as it has done in past years. The Lutheran church is at 201 lda St. E. in Garfield. For more information, call 320-834-2285.