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.
 

 

 

Prayer Requests – Week of November 27, 2019

 
 
 
 
 

Prayer Requests from Inside (Thursday) and Y (Tuesday)
Worship Women at the Well for the week of November 21 and November 26, 2019

• My DHS case that they grant guardianship over termination of rights. Pray for my uncle R and my son’s father that he finds the light. M
• My relationship with the Lord to grow stronger. For me to be free of addiction. N
• K and Z to get clean and live by God. My daughter who was recently molested and is acting out in school. She’s 5. For kids to behave and be happy; for me to get out next week and be successful at facility and beyond, To find motivation to lose weight and work out instead of musing meth or eating. K
• Please pray for my children and family, mom and dad and that I get into ACTV class so I can parole out of here. Thank you so much. God bless you. S
• That a bed opens up so I can go home to Cedar Rapids. B who is still out using. People way from their families on Thanksgiving. A
• My daughter who is sick with cancer, my son to grow well, my husband to help him through this; me to stay strong while I’m here, keep my family strong. N
• Me to get on the women’s facility list so I can get ran for parole in December. M
• My family and for my reconsideration to go through. S
• My niece was born yesterday, just want to pray for her health and for my brother and sister in law. Also pray that Ig et into ACTV class soon. S
• Pray for the support for all that are praying and cheering me on in my process for change. Amen. M