Kairos Prison Ministry #22: April 5-8, 2018
Cookies and Paper Hands need to be returned by Wednesday April 4, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Kairos is a ministry of Christ’s love, delivered by His family to Inmates at the Pendleton Correctional facility. It is a 3 ½ day weekend where a team from the outside enters the maximum security facility to bring a planned Christian experience, lots of food, and most importantly non-judgmental love to 42 offenders who many have never experienced such over powering love. We discuss, share, sing, pray, eat, listen and show love and respect to all. There are numerous ways in which you can get involved.
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WAYS YOU CAN HELP
1) Prayers: The weekend is April 5-8, 2018. Pray for the offenders, correctional officers, and team. Please sign up "early" and "often" to pray for the participants and the team! "The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love..." (Galatians 5:6) Link to Active Prayer Vigil Sign-up Sheets
2) Cookies: Chocolate chip cookies are the principal "gifts" given throughout the entire weekend. We need 3,000 dozen. Must be baked with the "exact" recipe. Do not ad lib!!! Use a #40 leveled scoop so that they are uniform size (2" Dia.). 6 cookies to 1 qt zip lock bag. Cannot be broken. Bake anytime and we freeze them. Bring to church on Sundays. Recipe and dry kits (for sale) at the table. Return baked cookies no later than Wednesday April 4, 2018 to the Church Office.
3) Cookie Bake at Fishers United Methodist Church: Volunteers are needed on Saturday March 17, 2018 at the Fishers UM Church kitchen from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Please e-mail Dave Pecenka or call him at 317-431-5872 if you can help. There are two - three hour shifts: 9-12 and 12-3.
4) Attend the Closing. You may attend (Men & Women) the closing ceremony, something which is very special to see and hear. We need you name, as it appears on your drivers license and your email address by Monday March 19, 2018. Your name will be put on the list and you will receive an email with rules of dress etc. You need to be at the facility at 12:45 pm (to 4pm) on Sunday April 8, 2018.
5) Financial Support: Each weekend costs $8,000 to $10,000. Obviously the offenders have nothing to chip in so it is up to donations from team members and outside gifts. Each team member needs to "come up with" a significant amount. Make checks to "Kairos of Indiana" with "PCF" in the memo line. Please do not give any money if it would take away from your New Hope giving! Give donations to us and we will deliver.
6) Paper Hands: Trace and cut-out hands on colored construction paper. Write First Name and Age on each hand. By displaying these, our Kairos guests see tangible evidence of support from the many people outside the prison walls. Please bring these to the church by Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by 5:00 PM.
Thank you for any support you can give us! God can make a difference in these men’s lives. Be a part of making the weekend successful.