After 35 years of chaplaincy in county jails and larger correctional facilities, I wish to state that a recent three day weekend was an exceptional highlight within the framework of all those years. I was blessed beyond all expectations. Since moving to Florida, I had longed to do some kind of jail/prison work again. A… Continue reading »
Story #1: 40 Years in the Desert I entered prison here at Union Correctional Facility in Raiford, Florida in 1976. I heard a brand new program called Kairos was coming. (Turns out it was the very first Kairos Weekend ever held.) They said there would be chicken and cookies and much more, so I signed up. But I… Continue reading »
Become a Kairos Volunteer! Does the above picture describe you? If so please considering volunteering for Kairos! You can: Be a Team Member Be a Prayer Partner Be a Financial Donor Be a Support Volunteer Be an Agape (artwork) Creator Be a Cookie Baker Find out more at Ways to Serve, You can also Contact Us about… Continue reading »
By Chris Callahan, Western Region Vice Chair, Kairos of North Carolina. He is an attorney in Rutherfordton, NC. It was the last case on the Department of Social Services Court calendar that day. The parents had failed to make progress on their child neglect case for over a year, so the proposed guardians of the child… Continue reading »
Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt that God has responded directly to a prayer of yours. If so, then you understand the true power of petitioning God through prayer, and of feeling His love when that prayer is answered. We want to give you the opportunity to participate in our special prayer time. Philippians… Continue reading »
By The Rev. William Barnwell, former Priest-in-Charge, Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church, New Orleans (reprinted with permission) thelensnola.org/ April 15, 2016 Gradually, it is becoming common knowledge that we incarcerate more people per capita in Louisiana than any other state, for that matter any other nation. One in 86 white men from New Orleans are incarcerated, while… Continue reading »
We’re celebrating National Volunteer Week!
By John Dodds (Texas Kairos Volunteer) The room is long and narrow with open windows on one side but the single fan can’t move enough air to moderate the heat and stuffiness is almost unbearable. The speaker is presenting a talk in Spanish and I don’t understand much of what he says. We just had… Continue reading »
“I cry every Weekend,” says volunteer Jon Nuffer. Find out why as you go inside Branchville Correctional Facility on a Kairos Weekend to see how hearts are changed and lives are transformed.
Thinking of volunteering for Kairos? We would LOVE to have you join the 30,000 volunteers who are already passionate about our mission! You may even enjoy a longer life, according to this article from Forbes: 3 Reasons Why Volunteering In Retirement Is Good For Your Health What do I get out of volunteering? My heart… Continue reading »