Minister Alicia Siryon-Wells, W.A.R. Coordinator,
under the direction of Rev. Joy Johnson, Women's Prison Chaplain
"I was in prison and you visited me...." Mathew 25:36
Becoming a part of Prison Ministry is not time consuming, but it should be heart-consuming!
This once-a-month ministry currently ministers in Women's Facililty at the Rhode Island ACI. Team Members can attend Chapel Service as often as once a month, or as little as 6-8 times a year. If the worship arts being presented requires it, team members may meet for a brief rehearsal on occasion. This ministry is not demanding at all, as far as time and schedules are concerned. The only "demand" is that we sincerely care about the inmates, and 'show up' for them when scheduled to do so, even if it's only a couple of times a year. The women sincerely look forward to seeing us and having us share in their service, so therefore, it has to really matter to us!
Note: Prison Ministry will continue to be virtual until Covid Restrictions are lifted.
Anyone can come with a regular Ministry Team Member and bless the women with their art during the Chapel Service. All that needs to be submitted is your name and DOB (as it appears on your license) at least 2 weeks before your visit. You may come to the Chapel Service only once or twice a year as a visitor.
BECOMING A TEAM MEMBER
To join this ministry team, you will need to set up a Training Day through the Volunteer Service Office. This is one 4-hour session, either during the day or in the evening, that will allow you to have prison access anytime WAR is ministering. Details regarding this process will be made available to you upon joining.
God bless you as you consider joining this important ministry to the imprisoned!
Check out the Blog Posts for more insights and testimonies from behind the bars!