Scheduled Meetings: As needed.
Mission Statement: Bring the love of Jesus to prisoners and their families.
KAIROS is prison ministry for male and female prisoners – adults and youth people. We hope to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus and, impact the hearts and lives of the incarcerated as they become loving and productive citizens in their communities. Kairos, in Christian theology, means the appointed time in the purpose of God.
Current Activities: We offer programs that serve prisoners and their families in nearby correctional institutions in Ridgeland and Allendale. A typical program starts with a weekend retreat that allows participants to witness Christ’s love and to experience a religious renewal to a life of Christian witness and service to one another in the institution, and beyond. Volunteers provide baked cookies, friendly support and Christian love. We are blessed and supported by financial support from the parish.
Cookies Needed for KAIROS Women's Prison Ministry
Only a few miles from this beautiful ocean side paradise, 800 women are living behind bars as outcasts in prison. Some have never had a letter, a phone call, or a visitor. From October 10-14, forty of my fellow KAIROS volunteers will shine the light of Christ in this very dark place. You can help by baking cookies and leaving them in the Narthex of the Church on Sunday, October 7th. Small financial contributions are always welcome. Checks can be made out to KAIROS of South Carolina. For further information, call Virginia McKenzie at (843)681-5383.
To All of our St. Francis community:
Thank you all who baked or purchased cookies for our KAIROS Retreat. Thank you SO much! The total estimated cookies donated exceeded 5,500 dozen, For those of you who like crunching numbers, that put the total number of cookies at 66,000!
Thank you, one and all, Peace and Prayers
The KAIROS Team
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers are always welcome. If you are an adult and wish to learn more and to help with “Changing Hearts, Transforming Lives”, please phone or email us.