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 »

Ukecharist! August 14 at 5pm!

Have you ever attended a Ukulele Eucharist? Yes?  Then you know how much fun it is.  No?  Well HERE is your chance! August 14th at 5:00pm at St. David’s Episcopal Church at 1801 Camborne Road, Richmond VA! The offering will benefit GraceInside!  Come on out for a fun and joyful time for a great cause (if we say so ourselves)! … Read more »

Godspeed to Chaplain Donald Stine

After 24 years of dedicated and loyal service to GraceInside and to the men incarcerated in Virginia, we wish Chaplain Donald Stine a very happy and well deserved retirement.  Most recently, Chaplain Stine worked with the men at Buckingham Correctional Center.  Chaplain Stine was beloved for his wry humor, dedication and open heart.  Very, very few chaplains have the spirit … Read more »

What’s Happening Inside Y(our) Church? Check out Number 1!

We’d love for you to know more about GraceInside and the value of chaplaincy in Virginia’s prisons.  What really happens inside a prison, in terms of religious services? Here are the numbers for March 2016. 1. 933 weekly religious services with 32,628 attending 2. 626 weekly studies with 9299 attending 3. 289 “special classes” with 1678 attending 4. 1585 special … Read more »

Testimony from The Beacon: News from the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Men

Getting to Know GraceInside Virginia’s Prison Chaplin Service Website:   The Lady in Orange During the 2014 Virginia Annual Conference in Hampton, the Rev. Lynn Litchfield introduced GraceInside to the 3,000 laity and clergy present, many hearing the story for the first time. For those who might have forgotten making acquaintance back then with GraceInside, Virginia’s prison chaplain service, … Read more »

Amazon Smile for GraceInside

You can shop at Amazon and help out GraceInside!!! When you choose to shop online through Amazon’s charity porthole –, you can use your shopping habits to save the lives of men and women in Virginia’s prisons. Half of one percent of your shopping dollars will be donated by Amazon to GraceInside. Simply select GraceInside as your charity.  (When I … Read more »

Concert to Support River North Correctional Center’s Chaplaincy!

Gospel/Bluegrass Concert     Saturday, April 9, 2016,  6-8 p.m.  at   Mt. View Baptist Church                         Independence, Virginia   Featuring: “The Preacher’s Choir”           Amy Vaughan Willard Gayheart & Bobby Patterson  Bobby Twine     Curly Sellers “This & That” (David Nichol, Ryan Lane & Emil Butler)      $5.00 per person Proceeds go to Chaplain Salary at  River North Correctional Center                           … Read more »

Angelina’s Advice: She’s been there – Happy Release-aversary!

  This is Angelina…  This is Angelina’s family. Angelina agreed to share her words with GraceInside – as one who is making it work on the outside! FOUR years yesterday! “On March 15, 2012 I was granted my freedom from behind prison walls…in the last 4 years i have accomplished every single goal i set for myself and then some. … Read more »