The People’s Church ~ Decatur, Ga.

I love this time of year!  The house is filled with a sweet home cooked scent with Christmas lights and candles lit.  The Gingerbread House is still a work in progress (maybe it’ll be complete by the New Year).  I hope you all are enjoying this strangely warm 70° weather this lovely Christmas day.  With Bing Crosby playing softly in the background and the kids tinkering with their new toys, I am sneaking on my computer.  Okay, I also maybe wanted an excuse to sip on a second cup of coffee and third popcorn ball (I’m not feeling guilty at all).

The best part about this time of year is the togetherness it brings and what better time to share with you a newly planted church called The People’s Church.  Because The People’s Church is so new they are currently meeting in living rooms.  I attended the second gathering where we mingled, shared brunch and sang songs together.  Pastor Justin Schaeffer and his wife Amy moved to Atlanta from Seattle three years ago to plant a church.  After several years mentoring with one of the most diverse congregations in Atlanta, Justin and Amy have entered the next chapter of their lives.  About two years ago I was introduced to the Schaeffer’s.  When I first met Justin, I noticed a sparkle in his eyes when he spoke about the Lord.  I remember thinking, I want some of that.  I don’t know about you, but I have a lot of respect and admiration for those who trust in the Lord, knowing that they have been called to use their God given talent.  In this case, Justin has been called to plant a church.  If you haven’t been a part of a newly planted church, I recommend you visit.  Or, if you are looking for a church check out The People’s Church.

I hope you enjoy this peek into The People’s Church’s living room gatherings.  If you’d like to experience what its like in person and would like more information check out The People’s Church.  Also, take a look at Planting Atlanta Vision to learn more about Pastor Justin Schaeffer.

Merry Christmas!

Kelley Sue

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