Prison Ministry Partnerships
We are to care for the imprisoned, as Jesus says in Matthew 25:36. This Mercy Project allows us to demonstrate love to the imprisoned and also their families, reminding the imprisoned and abandoned of their dignity and value in Christ.
Angel Tree Prison Ministry has a primary objective to be ambassadors for Christ by proclamation and demonstration to those affected by incarceration. It is an annual partnership connecting the incarcerated with their families and children, and being Christ to the imprisoned at Christmas.
Through this partnership we are provided the opportunity to purchase a gift for a child on behalf of their incarcerated parent. We wrap the gift and place a tag on it with a note from the parent (our purchase is anonymous). We throw a Christmas party for the families that includes Santa Claus, family pictures, cookies, fun activities, and a warm meal. The church demonstrates Christ's love to the family through the party, to the inmate by purchasing the gift, and are the agents of love between the parent and the child through the gift. We also follow up by sending pictures of the family with Santa and the gifts to the incarcerated family member when permissible.
For more information about Angel Tree Prison Fellowship and related opportunities, please join the CRNAZ online group.