2017 Annual Girlfriend Ride

Women from across the Midwest took over the streets to raise money to benefit displaced women and children at the Columbus Love Chapel on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Money raised from the bike tour benefit displaced women and children at the Columbus Love Chapel.

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Dinner and Dedication for The Ecumenical Assembly/Love Chapel Volunteers

The evening of Thursday, June 8, 2017, the Columbus North High School cafeteria was filled for a dinner and dedication for the volunteers of The Ecumenical Assembly of Bartholomew County Churches, otherwise known as Love Chapel. This time of praise and celebration was accompanied by local food donations from Ish’s Fish, Johnny Carino’s, Fazoli’s, and Red Lobster. A meal of fish, hush puppies, fries, salad, and ice cream was served, along with a chocolate fountain.

Volunteers were reminded of their impact on the community through God’s grace. Love Chapel Executive Director Elizabeth Kestler thanked volunteers for showing their fruits of the spirit while serving the community- love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control.

Love Chapel’s mission and vision to support and strengthen those in need through Christ’s love in action is carried out by some 200 volunteers within the community. Many volunteers have served 5, 10, and even 25 years. Love Chapel extends a message of gratitude for all of those in the community who serve so diligently.

Photo gallery below.

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Seeds of Love 5K

September 2014

Pantry Project

July 2014

Car Show

June 2014

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Cummins Workers at Cherry St.

June 2013

St. Peter’s Volunteers

May 2013