January 20, 2012

Prison Fellowship - Illinois Communiqué


Prison Fellowship - Illinois Communique'

Dear Kim,

May this greeting find you blessed and ready for all the Lord has provided in 2012.


Chicago Summit of Hope

The Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) has asked Prison Fellowship volunteers to help/assist with the upcoming Chicago Summit of Hope event. The Summit of Hope is a community expo that will bring reentry support organizations together under the same roof - for one day- to provide needed services and resources to ex-offenders.



Where and When is the Chicago Summit of Hope?

Summit of HOpe

1551 North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL


 March 7, 2012


      Resource Fair to Assist Ex-prisoners

                   Reducing Recidivism



REGISTRATION: how to sign up to help with this event

Circle prison community family

Please go to www. summitofhope.org Click Register on the left hand side of the screen, select Chicago Registration. In the first box, write 'Volunteer'; in the second box (name of agency) write 'Prison Fellowship'; in the third box write 'your name.' Finish completing the registration form as applicable as a faith-based volunteer, and in the Other box indicate you would like to volunteer.


If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call or email to let me know that you have completed the Registration, and are planning to assist so I can keep a good count, and greet you on the day of the event. We are trying to provide (20) volunteers to help serve many ex-prisoners from the west-side.



Training modules are again available for group sessions.

Group training in a new DVD format is available for In-Prison volunteering.  Online training is still available at www.prisonfellowship.org , click Get Involved (twice) and then click the State of Illinois to see volunteer opportunities. The Bringing Hope shortServing with joy,  introduction to prison ministry is also available on the web at Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/prisonfellowship/bringinghope 


Program Support Center: Call 800-251-7411 

   Our IL specialist is Lisa Rainwater  Email: pfsupport@pfm.org 

Prison Fellowship National Office: 877-478-0100  

Angel Tree: Call 800-55-Angel (800-552-6435) or www.angeltree.org  

   Our IL Angel Tree Specialist is Laura Nelson


Serving with joy, Mary Johnson, Field Director - IL      Cell: 312.296.6196   


"Remember those in prison, as if you were in chains with them; those who are mistreated because we know they are suffering."  Hebrews 13:3    

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