by Rev. Emily A. Bel, Pastor
The second week of August was a busy week for Forgiving Heart UCC in Columbus, Georgia. On Monday the 12th, we joined with about 15 other churches at Columbus State University to welcome the students back to school. Each church provided things a college student might need, such as laundry detergent, pens, candy, cookies, information about the church. At Forgiving Heart, we passed out Ramen noodles, pens, homemade chocolate cookies, and a reusable bag with the church info on it carry all the things they were accumulating. We spoke to many students about God’s love for them, inviting them to Forgiving Heart to experience the love of a church family.
Then on Wednesday the 14th, the Pastor Emily, along with people from various LGBTQ organizations, met with Congressman Sanford Bishop to discuss protections for LGBTQ people on a national level. It was a very informative and productive meeting.