Hello, First Baptist of Greenville! Thank you again for helping me feel like I belong in this wonderful community. Your love and support make a difference in so many lives, including mine. This month, we are participating in three events, and we could really use your support. If you have any questions, please send me an email.

—Patrick Bairefoot, LGBTQ & Friends Community Group Chair

COME MARCH WITH US!
Upstate Black Pride March and Festival
Saturday, June 29, at 10:30am
Meet at the main stage on Graham Plaza (Peace Center Grounds), 300 S. Main St. We will march 0.8 miles and the festival runs until 6 PM. Let us know you’re coming (optional): https://tinyurl.com/fbgpridewalk

COME VOLUNTEER WITH US
It’s fun to volunteer as a vendor, and it’s important to spread the word that safe and inclusive faith communities do exist.
RSVP Love Fest (June 1): https://tinyurl.com/fbgthelove
RSVP Pridefest (June 8): https://tinyurl.com/fbgally

COME ALLY WITH US
“I never truly understood what it meant to be affirming until I stepped out of my comfort zone and became friends with people in the LGBTQ+ community. While I initially understood the reasons intellectually, it was through genuine connections, listening to their stories, and giving and receiving hugs that my heart fully accepted affirmation. My involvement with the LGBTQ+ community at FBG allowed me to recognize their humanity and become truly affirming.”

—Dan Sims (an ally and member of the LINK SS Class)

RESOURCES
We created a Linktree Website (https://linktr.ee/fbglgbtqfriends) where you can find community, advocate, support, resources, and consider donating (https://tinyurl.com/fbgpridedonate) (choose LGBTQ+ reserve fund in the dropdown). These funds help support tangible needs within the LGBTQ+ community and group events.

DID YOU KNOW?
The LGBTQ+ & Friends Community Group meets monthly. The group provides social, spiritual and emotional support. Whether you identify as LGBTQ+ or want to grow in supporting those who do, we welcome you.

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