Giving the gift of hope this Christmas

Every year our church and community rolls up their sleeves to pack Christmas gifts for every incarcerated person in the state of Illinois and beyond. The gifts are full of hope and encouragement with items like a devotional book, snacks, and activities. Thank you to all who took time this December to assemble Hope Packs, learn about the systemic injustices that people face in our country, and provide much-needed encouragement to those who are often overlooked.

Interested in serving in our Prison & Jail ministry? Click here to learn about joining a prison & jail visitation team, becoming a pen pal or attending learning events

Here are some additional resources to learn more about the prison & jail system and some of the injustices people face:

  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  • Rethinking Incarceration by Dominique DuBois Gilliard – The church has the power to help transform our criminal justice system. Discover how you can participate in the restorative justice needed to bring authentic rehabilitation, lasting transformation, and healthy reintegration to this broken system.