Events to Kick Off UM Men of NGA Prison Ministry Program
The Return Path Home, a prison ministry program, is about to get up and running in the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church (NGCUMC.)
A virtual rally kicking off the program will be held from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, _____________ 2022.
The rally will highlight UM Men Prison Ministry Awareness.
It is our hope that The Return Path Home will accomplish its intended purpose of getting all Christians and particularly men of all denominations enthusiastic about and involved in prison ministry.
This rally is sponsored by the United Methodist Men of the North Georgia Conference.
The Bible says in Matthew 25:36 that we are supposed to visit those in prison. We long to share the rich heritage handed down to us from our founder John Wesley who was a leading prison ministry advocate in the early 1700’s in England, where he was instrumental in securing prison reform in the infamous New Gate Prison in London.
The U.S. prison population currently stands at 1.4 million men and women. The Georgia Department of Corrections has 34 state prisons across the state of Georgia, which house nearly 52,000 felony offenders. This number however, does not reflect the true impact on Georgians because it fails to convey the damage done to victims and their families as well as to the families of the incarcerated and its contribution to what we are learning about generational incarceration.
As Christians we believe in second chances and the redemptive power of Jesus Christ and believe lives can be changed and should not be cast aside without the opportunity to be changed by the power of a forgiving savior.
All churches and denominations are invited to attend the virtual rally.