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Returning Citizen Friendly Congregations

What is a Returning Citizen Friendly Congregation?

Any church/faith gathering that may already have any or all of the following in place:

  • An established prison ministry. (visits inmates for religious services etc)

  • Willing to identify a point of contact for returning citizen to meet at the church.

  • Provides returning citizen with welcome packet or list of ministry services.

  • Offer information/available resources i.e. food shelf, support groups etc.

  • Be friendly/welcoming i.e. introduce returning citizen to 2 – 3 people at the church.

  • Engage “soft questions” to determine ways the church may be of service to them (for example, What are 1-2 of your greatest concerns right now?

  •  Contact may assess if resources are available and/or offer prayer support.


Returning Citizen Friendly Congregations

Maryland

City of Refuge Ministry, Takoma Park, MD 301-494-1004 Contact: Administrator Donna, Ext #3
Reid Temple A.M.E. Church, Glendale, MD 301-352-0320, Ext #455 Contact: Prison/Reentry Services

Minnesota

New Beginnings Baptist Tabernacle, Minneapolis, MN 612-823-8680 Contact: Deacon(s) Caesar or Arnold

Virginia

Alfred Street Baptist Church, Alexandria, VA 703-683-2222 Contact: Jail & Prison Ministry, Sis. Barbara


Please help us collect the names and contacts of friendly congregations in your region that meet this criteria. Includes Christian, Muslims and Jewish communities. Submit your contact and inquiry to: Info.missiontomobilization@gmail.com
One of our Mobilizers will get back to you asap to confirm for publication.