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Inmates receive 4,700 Christmas cards from Eastern PA members

By the Rev. Marilyn Schneider The year 2020 was a difficult one for everyone, due to COVID-19 , but especially for inmates who were incarcerated and struggling with fear and… Read more

Time to shine the light of Christmas!

Christmas Cards to Inmates ministry resumes “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” –John 1:5 Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eastern PA Conference’s undaunted… Read more

A time for third-mile giving

By Bishop Peggy A. Johnson Many have heard of second-mile giving.  That is the kind of giving that happens when people stretch and give beyond their means or beyond what… Read more

Time to share Christmas greetings with inmates again

BY MARILYN SCHNEIDER Imagine what it would be like to be behind bars this Christmas, with limited contact with family and friends.  Receiving a card with an encouraging note from… Read more

Christmas Cards to Inmates ministry expands reach

The Eastern PA Conference’s Christmas Cards to Inmates Project keeps growing in its annual greetings to prison inmates who might welcome some Christmas cheer.  The Prison Ministries & Restorative Justice (PMRJ) Committee distributed 8,400… Read more

Christmas Cards for prison inmates ministry resumes with Nov. 5, 2018 deadline

It’s that special time of the year again. The Eastern PA Conference Prison Ministry & Restorative Justice (PMRJ) Team is asking church and conference members and friends to download, print and sign… Read more

Christmas card outreach to inmates grows

The Eastern PA Conference’s Christmas Cards to Inmates Project scored another record-breaking year in December 2017. Nearly 9,500 Christmas cards were, in the words of a popular song, “signed, sealed, delivered,” mostly to recipients in 11 of our region’s county and state correctional facilities.

Christmas Cards for Inmates ministry grows

Deadline for cards is Nov. 6 The best gifts keep on giving, and that’s what is happening with the Christmas Cards for Inmates Project, a growing initiative of the Eastern… Read more

Christmas Cards for Inmates in Eastern PA, 2017

Can you imagine how it would feel to be separated from your friends and loved ones at Christmas?  Inmates who are incarcerated can find it difficult to maintain connections with important… Read more

Christmas cards for inmates inspires gratitude

“Thanks to all of you who shared God’s love with inmates through a signed Christmas card this year,” writes Marilyn Schneider, leader of the conference Prison & Restorative Justice Ministries… Read more