United Methodist Church to minister at prison this weekend

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We feel that this is a very noteworthy occasion for our community. This ministry is totally community supported. Although Christian in its foundation, guests can be found of Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Atheist, Wiccan and non-specified or other beliefs. The Kairos Prison Ministry operates in 350 prisons in 31 states. Rev. Gary McAnally, pastor at Lincoln United Methodist Church, and Bert Hardcastle will be heading to Folsom Prison for a weekend of ministry to the prisoners in Folsom Oct. 7 to 10. The program is called Kairos Prison Ministry and is an in-depth weekend of prayer, singing and support addressing the spiritual needs of incarcerated men. The church members have been working on support for this weekend through baking dozens of cookies, preparing paper “hands” with scripture written on them. These hands will surround the room with loving messages and represent men, women and children of our community. The church community is supporting the ministry team’s costs to be part of the team who are “going to prison.” As a community, we ask that everyone pray for the weekend (for the team and inmates and that God will guide their efforts and the hearts of the inmates). The congregation is writing letters to let the men know that they are still in God’s love. Cathie DuChene, Citrus Heights