Pastors from our church conduct services in the chapels at Foothills Correctional Institution in Morganton and also in Catawba Correctional Institution in Newton. Typically several members of our congregation who hold volunteer Blue Cards will join with the pastors and are given an opportunity to share their testimonies and/or words of encouragement with the inmates in attendance.
In addition there are several volunteer opportunities at each of these prisons where a number of our members are actively participating.
Yokefellows at Foothills is an opportunity for both men and women to participate over an 8 week session, meeting one on one with an inmate. Volunteers from a variety of churches in the neighboring communities come together for 2 hours one evening a week to meet with inmates. This is a wonderful opportunity to build a relationship, encourage and share the love of Jesus with these men.
Transformation Journey is a 13 week educational ministry currently being held at Foothills Minimum Custody Unit. Our church is a supporter of this ministry with members on the Board. Volunteers teach basic life skill classes for 2 semesters each year. More information about this ministry can be found on their website: https://transformationjourney.org/index.php