Kairos - Prison Ministry

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Mission

To bring Christ's love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals. Kairos volunteers are called by God to share the love of Christ with those men and women impacted by incarceration. Kairos encourages believers from a variety of Christian traditions to be volunteers in the Christ-filled ministry. St Luke's supports incarcerated men at Evans CI in Bennettsville, SC and incarcerated women at Camille Graham CC in Columbia, SC. Both locations are about a 90-minute drive from Mint Hill. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Teams from St. Luke and other churches host a 3&1/2 day (weekend) spiritual retreat similar to Cursillo at two SC prisons which address the spiritual needs of incarcerated men and women. The St Luke teams need more volunteers to assist inside for these retreats. However, other ways parishioners can assist include cooking for the retreat, baking cookies and writing encouraging letters for the incarcerated, and or committing to pray for participants during the retreat.

Time Commitment

For an inside volunteer, there are three days of team building meetings before the retreat, 4 days during the retreat and one day a month visiting the incarcerated as part of the ongoing continuing ministry.

For outside support, what ever time it takes to bake cookies, write letters of encouragement, support the prayer vigil or cooking meals at the camp.  Monetary support is also appreciated.  

Contact

Janie Uzzel (women's)

Bob Hayes (men's)

both at: kairos@stlukechurch.net 

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