Be A Star: Donate and Light the way to Jesus!

Christ is the center of our Christmas—the center of our lives and the center of our organization. Jesus himself instructed followers to visit those in prison and we seek to do this on behalf of those who believe that redemption, transformation and reconciliation are indeed possible through Jesus Christ. Won’t you join Jesus on his mission this Christmas?  Far too … Read more »

Giving Tuesday – Give the Gift of Grace

Please give Grace to thousands of hurting men and women this Giving Tuesday. You can change a life forever by providing care in the midst of a lonely, dark holiday season.  You help transform a heart, they become better family members and citizens of Virginia – and of the Kingdom of God.  It is a win all the way around. … Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving from Your GraceInside Family!

We hope you are enjoying time with friends and family – healthy and safe in a place of belonging and comfort. We, at GraceInside, are grateful for YOU and the ways you help us bring comfort and belonging to those behind bars. Thank you! Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Love, GraceInside Read more »

A Peek Into Heaven

Every once in a while, a rare moment happens when I believe I’m getting a preview of Heaven itself.  Today, this morning, was such a moment. Graduates of Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women gathered for a weekend of handbells at Broadus Memorial Baptist Church in Charlottesville. These women played in Metanoia, the advanced handbell choir at Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women, … Read more »

Bonanza was an Extravaganza!

Here is a report by the host of the Prison Ministry Bonanza – Mr. Bob Briner. We thank you, Bob, for your heart for “the least of these.” Jail/Prison/Kairos Bonanza Baylake United Methodist Church, on Saturday, 10 September, for 3 hours, hosted a jail, prison and Kairos briefings and testimonies, emmceed by jail volunteer, Bob Briner.  55 people were in … Read more »

A Mighty Hug

You know a mighty hug when you’ve gotten one – when someone hugs you like they mean it.  There are the side hugs, the pat on the back hugs, the obligatory hugs… and then there are mighty hugs.  The big ones.  Hugs like they can’t let go.  Hugs like it matters. Like a life depends on it.  That’s a mighty … Read more »

Annual Campaign Time – What’s YOUR Reason?

Volunteer and donor “Emily” shares, “Revival is happening in the prisons!  GraceInside is one of the few organizations doing the work. That’s why I support GraceInside.” Once a year, we will ask for your support in keeping GraceInside through our annual campaign. Annual campaigns seek to provide the basic operating support of an organization like ours – and are a … Read more »

Prison Ministry Bonanza: GraceInside, Kairos and Good News – together!

On Saturday, September 10th, at Baylake United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach, you can one-stop shop the ministries making a powerful difference in the lives of the incarcerated.  Speakers from all three prison ministries will speak and offer testimonies from 9 – 12 – preceded by check in and coffee at 8:30 and to be followed by a light lunch.  A … Read more »

Uke Should Have Been There! Uke-Charist service benefiting GraceInside

I don’t know if “roaring success” is the right way to describe a group of ukulele players and worshipers celebrating our Lord’s Supper together – but I’m going with it anyway.  Last night, several hundred folks gathered at Saint David’s Episcopal – along with St. Matthew’s Episcopal – to sponsor the Uke-Charist to benefit GraceInside. The front of the church … Read more »

A Matchstick Masterpiece

Every now and again, life brings you a masterpiece – and then to discover it is made entirely of matchsticks. Recently, we were contacted by a beloved niece of “Uncle Buck” who had been given a very special church.  She wanted to share the matchstick masterpiece where it could be appreciated. This masterpiece was created by those who impacted by Buck Utz as … Read more »