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PenPal Ministry

As part of our larger Prison Ministry, we have over 50 church members who are PenPals with inmates, mostly at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution and the Tennessee Prison for Women. The relationships formed through this ministry have a positive impact on both those inside and outside prison. Please contact our coordinator if you would like to find out more.

Boundaries are critical to this ministry.  Below are the steps we take to maintain a positive connection:

  • Use the church address as your return address
  • Do not send gifts, money, etc. upon request from inmates. ¬†Some time after becoming better acquainted, gifts of postage stamps or books would be appropriate.
  • Birthday cards and other greeting cards are very welcomed. No stickers, please.
  • Do not give advice or preach – simply listen and be supportive.