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Freed for LIFE

Freed for LIFE is an annual gathering of people supporting transformed lives to help incarcerated people escape the incarceration cycle and communities to escape the cycle of violence – change that comes from being loved by God through the Body of Christ and growing into the Body of Christ.

Freed for LIFE raises money and volunteers for two programs (Followers of Christ Prison Ministry and the FEAST Ministry at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church) that foster this change by being the hands and feet and voice and heart of Jesus – meeting people where we are, walking with us in love, and overcoming our brokenness.  This frees us to live Jesus’ way instead of the World’s way, so we become the hands and feet and voice and heart of Jesus in our community and environment.

Followers of Christ leads worship (as part of a rotation of Protestant ministries), Bible Studies, and small groups for 2 populations at the Nebraska State Penitentiary and 1 at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women, to help people who are incarcerated develop the unity and support of the Body of Christ during incarceration and seek it beyond.

The FEAST (Friends Eating And Singing, Studying and Sharing Together) Ministry at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church provides the community of Christ’s Body for men and women at the Community Corrections Center Lincoln (CCCL). On Sundays they join the congregation in worship, fellowship together over a meal, and participate in classes.  This gives them a place of safety and acceptance and helps prepare them for return to their home communities.

Please plan to attend Freed for LIFE 2023 on November 5, from 3-5 pm (light hors d’oeuvres will be available) at Sheridan Lutheran Church, to hear how these important programs impact participants, to raise money for the programs and awareness of the people we serve, to see friends engaged in related programs, and to visit display tables of related agencies. In order to prepare for the event, registration is encouraged. The event is free to attend. All donations are welcome and appreciated. Opportunities to donate can be found here.

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