A Journey of Blessings

Join our Lenten study of the verses in the 5th chapter of Matthew commonly known as the Beatitudes.

You’re in the right place

We’re an independent, affirming and progressive church serving metro Atlanta that is open, positive and inclusive. Our congregation comes from many spiritual backgrounds, but we agree on the following and invite you to come worship with us and experience God’s love in a whole new way.

God loves you unconditionally

God passionately desires a direct relationship with you, just the way you are.

Your relationship with God is paramount

No one, no institution, no thing, should come between you and God.

Your faith is between you and God

God does God’s best work when there are no intermediaries between you and God.

Rev. Paul M. Turner

What we believe

God never gives up on you. So long as you have a spark, an ember of faith in your heart, God will do all that’s in God’s power to fan that into a full-blown bonfire. That’s how much God loves you. That’s God’s job.

Rev. Paul M. Turner

How we worship

We worship outdoors as the Church Without Walls in Candler Park, weather permitting. All are welcome.

Hygiene kits ministry

Our ministries

From our founding we have focused on the needs of LGBTQ+ people and their allies, and that mission has grown to include housing, hunger and other challenges faced by the marginalized.

This week’s message

Matthew 5:6-7

You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God… Food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat. You’re blessed when you care. At the moment of being “care-full,” you find yourselves cared for. (Matthew 5:6-7)

Matthew 5:6-7

Flipping the page of a Bible

Monday night Bible study

Join us at 7:30pm Eastern each Monday for Bible study via Zoom.

Midweek meditation

Join us at 7pm Eastern each Wednesday via our Facebook Group for an uplifting message to get you through the rest of your week.

Sunday worship

Original Blessings

Fourth Sunday in Lent | Sermon: Rev. Dr. James Brewer-Calvert, Senior Pastor, First Christian Church of Decatur | Reading: Isaiah 49:6b God said, “I will give you as a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.” (Verse 6b)

Original Blessings

Meet our staff

We come from varied backgrounds and faith traditions but agree on one thing: All God’s children deserve to have a personal relationship with God that is supported, not defined, by the church.

Rev. Paul M. Turner

Rev. Paul M. Turner

Senior Pastor

Vicar Alyce Keener

Alyce Keener

Vicar of Education

Rev. Judy McVey, Associate Pastor

Rev. Judy McVey

Associate Pastor

Rev. Candace Chellew

Rev. Candace Chellew

Founder, Whosoever

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