Care for ex-offenders
David Martin writes:
Caring for ex-offenders
The will be a meeting on Wednesday 19th September 2007 at 7.30pm at the King's Factory, Smithton, jointly sponsored by Prison Fellowship and Caring for Ex-offenders, to discuss how churches might help Ex-offenders. Caroline Crombie will speak on her experience in Aberdeen is running such a scheme.
As a result of running Alpha courses in prisons many prisoners give their lives to Christ, when they are released it is all too easy for them to slip back into old bad company and habits. To try to break this cycle Holy Trinity Brompton (Alpha) has set up the Caring for Ex-offender Scheme as an independent operation.
Churches are encouraged to sign up to the Caring for Ex-offender scheme, and the meeting is to explain what is involved. In the scheme someone will meet the prisoner at the prison gate on release and help them make contact with a church in the scheme in their home area. For the scheme to work the Church - not just one or two individuals in it - have to sign up for the scheme.
Do you think your church would be interested? Come and hear more on the 19th.
Please be in touch if you have any questions or require further information.
David or Ruth Martin (Prison Fellowship Inverness) 01463 237949
See article on work in Norwich with newly-released prisoners across the board