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New church aims to make connections

By Len Kiese - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A new church in Albany aims to be a little different. If you visit, you'll notice right away they're fulfilling their goal.

Connections has been open for about a month. Instead of pews, members sit at tables and a couple of couches. Church leaders say they want a family atmosphere while sharing the word.

They fulfill that goal just two doors down from a popular bar in the Village Green Shopping Center.

"Loving every minute of it. They don't seem to mind it. We're not here to judge anybody. We heard a lot from the city, 'What about the bar? What about the bar?' We came in here with eyes wide open. We came to be who we are," said Pastor Doug Rea.

Connections had to get special approval from city commissioners to locate near the bar. The church meets every Sunday morning at 11.  

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