Christ UMC Celebrates Restorative Justice Sunday
Where else but in God’s house would you find prison inmates, preachers, guards, prison employees, volunteers, church members and families – with 4 to 70 year olds – all sitting down together in fellowship and reveling in the joyful spiritual freedom that God provides? That’s exactly what happened at Christ United Methodist Church of Sugar Land on February 6, as they celebrated Restorative Justice Sunday.
Three inmates from the Carol Vance unit traveled from the prison and gave testimonies during all four of
Also that Sunday, “ex-Carol Vancer” Larry Williams Sr., sang songs from his recently produced CD and gave thanks for all the blessings he has received since his experience through the Carol Vance Unit and the InterChange Freedom Initiative (IFI).
IFI is a Reentry Program started by Prison Fellowship in 1997. This Christian based program for incarcerated men and women helps them find true healing through Christ and the Gospel. The mission of IFI is to create and maintain an environment where change may take place and to foster respect for law and the rights of others. In
After the worship services, everyone went to the “Build Your Own Burrito” luncheon where several ex-inmates and volunteers got the chance to share their stories.
Betty says “It is such a privilege to witness men and women who are working so hard with God’s help to change their lives and those of their families, and in turn, it blesses me and my family”
For more information on taking a Freedom Walk Tour and learning about this powerful ministry, please contact Betty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 832-755-7761.