Eastern Shore Chapel Prison Ministry
"... for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” Matthew 25: 35-36
Jesus often spoke in parables but not this time. Here he tells how you can “inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” Have you ever wanted to do prison ministry but didn’t know where to start? Have you ever felt like reaching out to the incarcerated children of God but just didn’t think you could go inside prison to do it? Do you want your Sunday School group to hear stories about what happens when Christ’s love is offered inside a maximum security prison? To find out how you and/or your group can help, please contact Lee Davis (Phone: 679-3249).
Prison Visitation Society
Eastern Shore Chapel also participates in the Prison Visitation Society (PVS). The PVS is a national volunteer organization directed primarily to federal prisons. We focus on inmates with very long sentences for whom the family has stopped visiting.
The visits are one on one and the goal is to simply provide a listening presence and a caring friend. PVS is nonsectarian, although God always seems to be present. Our prisoners come from all religions and often are “between” faith times in their lives.
If you might have an interest in monthly or quarterly visits, contact David Wynne at email@example.com or 757-647-2130.
KAIROS God’s Special Time Is ……
||Kairos volunteers represent the Christian faith and present a Christian perspective.
||Kairos volunteers come from many Christian denominations, but present only those principles that all share in common.
||Kairos leadership is drawn from lay persons, although clergy play a vital role.
||Kairos is an overwhelmingly volunteer organization, with over 20,000 volunteers worldwide.
||Kairos ministers to incarcerated individuals, their families, and those who work with them.
Kairos Programs for Incarcerated Men and Women
Well-organized and well-trained volunteer teams of men and women from all over Virginia present an introductory 3-day weekend, described as a short course in Christianity. This inter-denominational team of volunteers — both clergy and laypersons — works in cooperation with the Prison Chaplain who carefully selects up to 42 inmate leaders to attend. The singular objective is to develop a self sustaining Christian community.
Team Leader Scott in Sussex II