Kairos Prison Ministry
KAIROS PRISON MINISTRY is a world-wide, interdenominational, lay led ministry that takes Christianity inside prisons. Since 1976 Kairos has provided spiritual retreat weekends to over 150,000 prison residents in an effort to build a positive Christian community inside correctional institutions and thus change the prison environment from darkness and distrust to Christian camaraderie and support. A team of 50 men from Charleston churches, including Palmetto Presbyterian present the Kairos three-day weekend to 42 inmates inside Lieber Correctional Institution in Ridgeville, SC twice a year Events are usually spring and fall. The men follow that weekend up with a mentoring program called Journey every Thursday evening. Additionally, a small group of Kairos volunteers visits the residents of South Carolina’s Death Row each Monday afternoon. A key attraction for inmates is cookies. For each three-day weekend, the team will bring in about 7,000 dozen cookies. Many will be made by the team, but congregational support is critical to making the cookies required and sending the message of Christian love to all 1500 inmates. Looking to spread the LOVE of Palmetto Presbyterian? Here is an opportunity. Stop me in church, call me (843) 388-5979, or send an email to Rick.Goldmeyer@comcast.net.
Additional program information is available at http://www.kairossc.org/ or http://www.mykairos.org/.