County Jail Fellowship

Partner: San Francisco County Jail

The County Jail Fellowship is a community of volunteers who visit San Francisco's County Jail  to worship weekly with men and women who aren't able to come to church on a Sunday. Our time with those experiencing incarceration - a forgotten, ignored and misunderstood part of our community - extends our church life into the jails through a worship service, personal support and prayer. Weekly worship together is a reminder to all of us that God extends love, grace and mercy regardless of how we see ourselves or what we have done.

The relationships formed through these weekly visits have the potential of being the first step toward life change for both volunteers and incarcerated men and women. Hearing one another's stories and praying for each other in times of uncertainty, pain, remorse, joy or growth is a cornerstone to this ministry and to the renewal of lives.


Commitment :
Before joining us in County Jail, volunteers will need to attend an orientation and receive clearance through the Sheriff's Dept (City Hope staff and volunteer leaders will guide you through the process). Once cleared, volunteers are asked to commit to attending at least one service per month in order to have consistency.

 

For more information email Melisa Blankenship