Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministry

The Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministry works to minister to the holistic needs of the least fortunate in our local prison system.

This group is active in a variety of projects including:

  • Personal hygiene item collection from Maple Springs and distribution to the inmates
  • Semi-annual Sunday Night Chapel Service providing music, lay readers, and greeters
  • Sponsorship of a one-day outing with an inmate (after six documented visits to the Craft Drive detection center within the previous 12 months)
  • Weekly Yokefellowship/mentoring meetings (begun by Jerry Murray in the 1960s)
  • Nine-month Disciple Bible Study leadership opportunities
  • Four-week financial literacy training
  • Prospective employer contact for the inmate "work release" program
  • Weekly GED, math, reading and writing tutoring
  • Semimonthly Bridge Club in which local professionals provide practical training in addiction, anger management, building relationships, setting goals and educational opportunities such as local community colleges
  • After release, the ministry offers one-on-one mentoring opportunities including volunteering at the Eureka House

You can help by becoming a volunteer, donating toiletries such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap and shampoo, sunscreen, after shave lotion (not smell-good products or razor blades) or men's suits, shirts and ties for Work Release interviews, or by making a financial contribution. Prayers are greatly appreciated.

For more information or to join this ministry, please contact Peter Venable or George Aldhizer (336-758-5778).