“I was in prison and you visited me.” Matthew 25:36
|The Restorative Justice Program works to restore healthy relationships between offenders, victim/ survivors, and the community. In an eight week program we share information, hear stories, and build trust and community within the walls at several Wisconsin prisons.
We hold regular Worship and Communion Services at Fox Lake (both medium and minimum populations) and Redgranite. And a weekly Spiritual Discipline Group meets at Columbia.
Rev. Jerry Hancock maintains a calendar of one-on-one pastoral visits with inmates in several prisons.
There have been more than 100 volunteers who have participated in The Prison Ministry Project.
And they come from the wider Madison community and beyond.
||In addition to these programs which can be tangibly seen and counted, the ministry’s most important charge is to tell the stories of people on the inside to people on the outside. It is in telling these stories that we are transformed. We may have begun this ministry thinking that we were bringing God to people in prison, but we have found that they, too, were bringing God to us. You don’t have to go into prison to learn some of the stories. Visit the Prison Ministry Reflections page.
The Prison Ministry Project began in 2006, and continues with the support of First Congregational UCC in Madison, The Wisconsin Conference of the United Church of Christ, The Southwest Association of the United Church of Christ, local congregations and many individuals who support the work of the ministry.
Join Jerry Hancock, J.D., M.Div. and other volunteers who make over 300 face-to-face visits a year with inmates inside the walls.
Contact Jerry Hancock, Prison Ministry Director at 608.658.6630.
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