All posts by Rev. Paul M. Turner

Founding and Senior Pastor of Gentle Spirit Christian Church, Rev. Paul M. Turner grew up in suburban Chicago and was ordained by the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches in 1989. He was called to Atlanta in 1994 to pastor All Saints MCC. Five years later he founded Gentle Spirit Christian Church. He lives in Decatur with his husband Bill, who he met in 1982 while living and working in Ohio and legally married in 2015.

This Week’s Message

WELCOME TO THE NEW WEEK

“The Angels said, “Why are you looking for the Living One in a cemetery? He is not here, but raised up.  Remember how he told you when you were still back in Galilee that he had to be handed over to sinners, be killed on a cross, and in three days rise up?” Then they remembered Jesus’ words.”  Luke 24:6-8 (MSG)

HOLY WEEK

HOLY WEEK

Schedule of Worship and Meditation for “Holy Week”

Maundy Thursday: GSCC and First Christian Church of Decatur 7pm at Facebook Live:

https://www.facebook.com/DecaturDisciples

Also at 10pm Pastor Paul was part of  Casa de Cristo Church and Apostolic Center and  Rev.  Charlotte Strayhorne’s  Church service entitled “A Living Last Super” this can be viewed on You Tube at: https://youtu.be/zEiy-q4PvFE

Good Friday Service: GSCC and First Christian Church of Decatur 7 PM on Facebook Live from the front lawn of the Church. You can find the live feed at:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/gscccp

A Resurrection Celebration Easter Morning with an in-person and Facebook Live event:

“Easter Sunrise” service in Candler Park at 7:20 AM

We look forward to seeing you, hearing from you and being with you this week!

 

This Week’s Message

WELCOME TO THE NEW WEEK

“Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.” Philippians 4:7 (MSG)

This Week’s Message

WELCOME TO THE NEW WEEK

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”  Matthew 11:28-30  (MSG)

This Week’s Message

WELCOME TO THE NEW WEEK

The way God designed our bodies is a model for understanding our lives together as a church: every part dependent on every other part, the parts we mention and the parts we don’t, the parts we see and the parts we don’t. If one part hurts, every other part is involved in the hurt, and in the healing. If one part flourishes, every other part enters into the exuberance.”  1 Corinthians 12:25-26 (MSG)