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Witnessing to God’s Grace by Working with Incarcerated Women and their Families

St. Mark’s is deeply involved in mission and ministry at the Washington state correction centers for women: Washington Correction Center for Women (WCCW) – “Purdy” – in Gig HarborEmpowering Life Web 1 and Mission Creek Correction Center for Women – Belfair

Programs include:

  1. “St. Mark’s Lutheran Worship” at WCCW – four times a year
  2. “Family Renewal Retreats” – twice a year
  3. Pastoral Care – weekly at WCCW & twice monthly at Mission Creek
  4. Life Coaching – weekly at WCCW & twice monthly at Mission Creek
  5. “Grief, Loss & Life Change” classes monthly at both facilities
  6. “Confident Parenting” 6-week classes offered a couple times a year at WCCW
  7. Collection of backpacks with school supplies for the moms at both facilities to give to their kids at their annual “Back to School” eventEmpowering Life Web 2

Funds are raised annually at our

  1. Valentine’s Celebration recital, silent auction and dessert dash in February
  2. Rummage Sale each summer
  3. Commitment from regular offerings

ThEmpowering Life web 3is work is carried out through Empowering Life… our local, Lutheran nonprofit. If you would like to learn more, please contact Joan Nelson, a St. Mark’s member, at joan2nelson@comcast.net or 253-208-3307.