A United Methodist congregation which is located within the wall of the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Iowa. Worship is on Thursday evenings at 7pm in the Sacred Place Chapel. 
 
 
The diverse community is composed of women incarcerated at ICIW. Men and women from around the State of Iowa who choose to worship together and many volunteers who regularly support the ministries and programs. They gather together to share the teachings of Jesus Christ and to experience the life transforming Spirit of God.
 
As you can probably already guess, very few women get the opportunity to pack a bag before they’re incarcerated. Unlike taking a business trip, or going on a vacation, most people don’t plan to be arrested, and so normally find themselves unprepared for the experience. What little they do have when they are arrested is taken from them, and they enter into this new experience with nothing more than the generic clothing and meager personal supplies provided by the State to sustain them physically though this traumatic experience. Needless to say, the state provides them with nothing to support them spiritually.
 
The Iowa Correctional Institution for Women (ICIW) receives an average of 60-80 new female prisoners every month. As you can imagine, most of them are struggling to come to grips with her new circumstances, and trying to understand how they can begin to turn their life around.The answer for many women is the return to, or discovery of, faith.
 
For those seeking to travel deeper in their understanding of the Christian faith, the primary source book is the Bible. However, for most of the women new to prison, a bible isn’t among their scant possessions. The prison Religious Library has a few copies available for loan, but Women at the Well receives dozens of requests every month. In order to make it possible to provide bibles to all those who request a copy, we need your help.Bibles for Our Sisters is a program which allows individuals, churches or organizations to donate bibles for distribution to women in need within the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women.