THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our first annual Embraced:Fully conference. The contributions that everyone made were truly special, and we are very much looking forward to exploring our next steps together.
Much gratitude to the members of First Church of Christ, Scientist, San Juan Capistrano for hosting the event.
You are invited to our next Embraced:Fully interview on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 6:00 pm. Look for the Zoom invite in your inbox soon!
Listen to Bob McVey’s testimony (1977):
“Love Opens the Doors: Stories from prison about discovery, healing, and Christian Science” (The Principle Foundation)
Donate to Embraced:Fully: (please be sure to specify Embraced Fully in the Fund drop down on The Principle Foundation’s donation page)
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Gabriel, David, and our outstanding conference planning team: Marilyn, Susan, Joy & Steep
Description of Get involved items:
Being a letter-writing chaplain
What happens next: Get in touch with your state or branch church institutional committee. If you don’t have one, fill-out our application. We provide you with training. And we’ll mentor you along the way until you can fly on your own. (If you don’t have an institutional committee, consider forming one).
Being a visiting chaplain
What happens next: Get in touch with your state or branch church institutional committee. If you don’t have one, fill-out our application. We provide you with training. The prison will most likely provide you with an orientation program. We mentor you along the way until you’re able to minister to inmates on your own. (If you don’t have an institutional committee, consider forming one).
Being on an Angel Team
What happens next: Embraced:Fully, a CS chaplain, or The Principle Foundation will alert you that an inmate is about to be released. Read the Embraced:Fully Angel Team Training Guidebook. Think of what skills you can offer. Meet other Christian Scientists who have volunteered to be on the team. Dive in.
Being a Pre-Parole and Reentry Network coordinator
What happens next: Get in touch with David or Gabriel and let’s talk about what is involved in this project.
Contributing to our new inmate correspondence courses
What happens next: Get in contact with David or Gabriel and we’ll talk about the project and how your researching, writing or editing skills might best fit in.
Giving a one time or monthly supporting donation
How to give: Go to the Embracedfully.org website, click on “Donate.”
Chaplain Sharon Sinclair sharing her work with conference attendees