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Prison Ministry

Stop By and Meet Us!

The Diocesan Prison Ministry will be hosting an exhibit booth at our upcoming Diocesan Convention. We hope you will stop by and register for the drawing for a beautiful piece of art created by one of the ladies from Perryville Women’s Prison. We also have gorgeous notecards available for purchase (they make great Christmas gifts!!) …

“Each Man’s Death Diminishes Me”

(From Jon Donne, English Poet and Anglican Priest) The purpose of Prison Awareness month in our Diocese is to raise awareness among all our members about issues that should concern us as Christ followers. One of those issues is capital punishment. Despite the fact that the majority of Americans (61%) oppose the death penalty, states …

Prayer Hearts for Kids

A church in our diocese has come up with a great idea for praying for the kids from our most recent Camp Genesis experience. The program coordinator creates palm-sized hearts with the name and age of one of the campers written on the heart. Members of the congregation to “adopt” a camper heart and sign …

Connections Made in Heaven!

Last fall, Deacon Gay Romack launched a new prison-related ministry: Mentoring Beyond the Gates. Working in conjunction with her 501c3 corporation, Bridges Reentry, Gay was to connect ordinary people in our communities with women about to be released from Perryville Women’s Facility, a state-run prison located in Goodyear, AZ. The purpose? To provide one on …

September is Prison Awareness Month!

Our Diocese has set aside the month of September to help raise awareness about the effects of incarceration on those who are currently incarcerated, their families, and those who work at the correctional facilities as well as the impact that incarceration has on our communities. Many of our churches are already involved in prison ministry …

Save the Date!

You are invited to a rare open house at Magdalene House West in Avondale on Sept. 18th from 2:00 to 5:00. Come meet the women residents and volunteers who have come together from all walks of life to help each other and change lives after incarceration. Don’t forget to RSVP to receive directions: bridgesreentry@gmail.com! Magdalene …

Calling All Mentors!

We are actively recruiting new mentors for our Beyond the Gates mentoring program. This program helps erase the stigmas attached to women released from Perryville Prison. You can be a positive role model for one of these ladies and help them realize their goals and dreams as they navigate the difficult process of re-entering society. …

Please, Can You Pray for My Mom?

by Rev. Kim CreccaConvener for Prison Ministries Camp Genesis 2022 at Chapel Rock concluded on June 11th, but the faces of those kids remain indelibly planted in my heart as they have been since I started being part of the Camp Genesis staff in 2019. Some of you may be familiar with our summer camp …