Local church provides Thanksgiving blessings to those in need

COLUMBUS, Ga. – More than 20 members of the Grace Presbyterian Church spent their Thanksgiving morning at the Safehouse at Rose Hill United Methodist Church.

They have been serving lunch at the Safehouse once a month. A couple of weeks ago, they learned that there was no one scheduled to serve on Thanksgiving. The church says it is important to spread the blessings with those who are in need.

“It’s always important for those of us that have been blessed with material things to come and share that with other people,” church member Donna Terry. “We encourage other churches to do the same thing and people throughout the community.”

More than 100 folks came in and did not leave hungry. They enjoyed the traditional Thanksgiving fare and enjoyed religious hymns that filled the room.

Volunteers like Ida Page said the morning was an experience they will never forget.

“It’s a very humbling experience,” Page said. “I came originally thinking I was going to be a blessing to these people, but the blessing has been for me. They are so gracious and loving and just so appreciative of everything.”

The church hopes they will be back again to serve next year.

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