Kairos-Torch Youth Prison Ministry is seeking mentors for incarcerated at the IYC-St. Charles facility.
Please join us at an informational meeting on
Saturday, January 12th, 2019, 11 AM to 1 PM.
Batavia Congregational Church
21 S Batavia Ave, Batavia, IL 60510
During this meeting you will learn about
- The mission and history of Kairos-Torch Prison Ministry
- How we mentor incarcerated youth
- Our annual weekend retreat in the facility on May 17 – 19
- Mentor Training sessions for 2019
If you have questions or desire more information, contact Neil Edmondson at 630.345.0950, or Jeff Jenkins at 630.935.2942 [email protected]
Thank you to everyone that supports the Fox Valley Kairos Torch Prison Ministry . With your prayers and contributions you can be part of this powerful weekend where we sit alongside incarcerated youth at the Illinois Youth Center. Yes! that prison that you see on the north side of Route 38.
Adult mentors from churches around the Fox Valley, Pentecostals, Roman Catholics, Presbyterians, Lutherans, Episcopalians, Congregationalists, Methodists, and Baptists joined together to serve the youth on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with a mission to engage the youths’ reasoning skills to help them make better life choices going forward.
There are few moments in my life that you will ever feel closer to God as when participating in a Torch weekend.
Kairos Torch Ongoing Mentoring
This is an opportunity for us to follow the example of St. Ignatius who said that we can “See Jesus in the lowly places”. The Illinois Youth Center is absolutely the place where Jesus would be today.
When you stand with these youth you create kinship with them, and once you do that it is impossible to despise or discard them … you can only love them. They are beautiful individuals who are God’s creation … just like you and me.
Under the guidance of Kairos Torch, you can commit to providing ongoing mentoring to the some of these youthful offenders with weekly visits until they are released.
You will hear more about this ministry in the coming weeks and months and you will have an opportunity to become more directly engaged as we plan the next Kairos Torch. In the meantime, thank you, thank you, thank you for:
- your prayers,
- your donations of meal tickets.
Buy a meal for one of the youth over the weekend. Cost is $10 and a card with your name (first name only) will be given to the youth along with his meal .