A SERIES of events is taking place at Elm Ridge Methodist Church, in Darlington, this month.

Alpha courses, exploring the Christian faith and designed for people who are new to the church, start on Monday, at 7.30pm.

The sessions start with an evening meal and, while there is no charge for the courses, contributions could be made for the food.

Two days of Christian fellowship for young people will be provided from Friday, January 24, starting at 8pm, through to January 26. There will be workshops and a gospel band concert.

The courses are designed for both individuals and groups, and the cost is £12.

The Indigo Band is also performing at the church on Saturday, January 25, at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £2 in advance or £3 on the door.

For details contact (01325) 282491.