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“...I was in prison and you came to visit me.” Matthew 25:36
Welcome to our web site for the Kairos Prison Ministry Team serving the Mark W. Michael Unit, part of the TDCJ Prison System, the prison is located about 5 mile southwest of Tennessee Colony, Tx. Click HERE for info about the Michael Unit. Our mission is to bring Christ's love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, their families and those who work with them, and to assist in the transition of becoming a productive citizen.
Monthly Kairos Reunions at the Michael Unit Prison
Monthly Reunions at the Michael Unit are generally held on the 2nd Saturday of every month except if those dates occur during the actual Kairos Short Course Weekends. Any inmate who has attended a Kairos Weekend -is invited to gather in the Michael Unit #7 gym with the Kairos Inside Free-World Volunteers for fellowship, music, testimonies, prayer and encouragement. Outside Visitors are welcome to come to a Reunion Saturday but must notify the current Kairos Program Unit Liaison at least 2 weeks ahead of time. Be sure to contact the Kairos Program Unit Liasion, to verify that your name is on the entry list, for the Saturday that you want to attend, and call the unit prior to driving down to verify that they are open for the program. The Michael Unit switchboard number is 903-928-2311, and ask the officer it the unit is open for the Kairos Program.
For Veteran Team Members coming to a Monthly Reunion:
•Be at the Michael Unit Front Entry Port no later than 6:45 AM
WEEKLY Kairos Prayer and Share at the Michael Unit Prison
A WEEKLY Kairos Prayer and Share Program is conducted at the Michael Unit and are generally held on EVERY TUESDAY of the month from 5:30PM till about 7:00PM, except for those Tuesdays that fall on the Fifth Tuesday of the month. Any inmate who has attended a Kairos Weekend - whether at the Michael Unit or from another institution - is invited to gather in the Michael Unit #7 gym with the Kairos Inside Free-World Volunteers for Prayer and Share. Outside Visitors are welcome to come to a Prayer and Share Tuesday's but must notify the current Kairos Program Unit Liaison at least 2 weeks ahead of time. Be sure to contact the Kairos Program Unit Liasion, to verify that your name is on the entry list, for the Tuesday that you want to attend, and call the unit prior to driving down to verify that they are open for the program. The Michael Unit switchboard number is 903-928-2311, and ask the officer it the unit is open for the Kairos Program.
For Veteran Team Members coming to a Prayer and Share:
•Be at the Michael Unit Front Entry Port no later than 5:00 PM
Kairos #48: April 14-17, 2016
Kairos Team Leadership
A Kairos Team of about 36-44 men is made up entirely of Christian volunteers - Lay persons and Clergy - most of whom have participated in their own 3-Day Spiritual Experience such as Walk To Emmaus, Tres Dias, Cursillo, Kairos and others. The Team Leader is a Lay person chosen by the local Advisory Council based on observed traits such as spiritual maturity, dedication to the ministry and a servant's heart. Our next team will be led by:
•JOE TEW - Team Leader
•Wayne Edson - Observing Leader
Closing Services for Kairos No. 48
Come to the closing services for Kairos No. 48, will begin at 2:30PM on April 17, 2016 at the Michael Unit. Please arrive at the Security Checkin Facility by 1:15PM to allow us time to get a large group through the entrance procedures. For more information email the Closing Coordinator to be added to the list or Click HERE to go to our Closing Page.
Team Training Meetings
It is extremely important that team members make every effort to attend ALL Meetings leading up to the Kairos Weekend! Volunteering in Kairos is a serious commitment. Please pray about it FIRST and check your calendar BEFORE you commit to serving on the Team. Of course, conflicts do arise unexpectedly but if you KNOW you cannot make the team meetings and/or you are not POSITIVE you can be there for the ENTIRE Weekend, please consider serving on a later Weekend when you do not have any conflicts. The formation and unity of the team PRIOR to entering the institution is essential to the success of the ministry.
Team Meeting Dates:
02/06/2016 – First UMC, Lindale, TX
02/20/2016 – St. Paul’s UMC, Hurst, TX
03/19/2016 – Redeemer Presbyterian, McKinney, TX
04/02/2016 – Central Baptist Church, Lindale TX
04/13/2016 – St. Phillips Episcopal, Palestine, TX (WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEETING)
04/14-17/2016 - KAIROS No. 48 Short Course Weekend: Michael Unit, Tennessee Colony, TX.