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In a Prison Cell at Night

Sharing the bread and cup of forgiveness in a worshiping community counters loneliness and invites us to new life in Christ.
by Rev. Steve Peterson, past board president I wonder what inmates in prison think about the nights they lie awake in their cells in the wee hours of the night.  Maybe there ar… http://www.prisoncongregations.org/blog/2017/10/prison-cell-night/

Breathe

The PCA model of prison ministry is about people in relationship, some incarcerated and some not, living into each season of life as children of God.
By Mary Mortenson I am blessed to live in a part of the country with four very distinct seasons, all of which I love.  After the winter rest, spring shows herself with all the … http://www.prisoncongregations.org/blog/2017/10/breathe/

A Time to Retreat

"...There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven." (Ecclesiastes 3:1)
by Rick Admiraal, pastor of New Life Prison Community, a prison congregation in Newton, Iowa.  A wise man writes: "there is a time for everything, and a season for every activi… http://www.prisoncongregations.org/blog/2016/11/time-retreat/

Retreat

The purpose of a “retreat” is to withdraw from one’s busy, everyday activities to a quiet place of peace. Those of us gathered around the campfire in the moon light underneath the upper Midwest sky, had a peace which could only could come from heaven. Th…
by Gary Rickel, pastor The Community of St. Dysmas, Jessup and Hagarstown, MD - a 5 point parish in Maryland Correctional Institution for women and Maryland Correctional Instituti… http://www.prisoncongregations.org/blog/2016/11/retreat/