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Kairos Fest 2020

The time of Jesus’ birth, a hallowed and gracious time. We are engaged in a remarkable ministry, Kairos, God’s Special Time. A time where we bring light into darkness. Part of the process is renewal and renewal is what Kairos Fest is about. It is a celebration of God’s work through Kairos in 2019 and a look at what is ahead in 2020.It is a time to renew our spirit and ranks, adding to the faithful fulfilling the command to visit those in prison.

On January 4 we will bring together current Kairos sisters and brothers and all of those interested in participating or want to learn more before committing. Not sure about going into prison, come to Kairos Fest. In Kairos, we follow the leading of the Holy Spirit to visit, encourage, bring hope and joy to those incarcerated. In 2019, we held 6 weekends in Connecticut. The door is open for more, we only need faithful volunteers.

Our keynote speaker will be Scott Semple, Former Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Correction. Commissioner Semple joined the CT DOC in 1988, as a front-line correction officer at the high security Cheshire Correctional Institution.

He was Commissioner from 2015 until the beginning of 2019. Commissioner Semple led the “Second Chance Society” initiative focused on preparing inmates for returning to their communities when leaving prison and is continuing his work in prison reform after leaving CT DOC.

Kairos Fest will be held Saturday, January 4 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at First Church of Christ Congregational in Middletown. Below is the address:

First Church of Christ, Congregational
190 Court Street
Middletown, CT 06457

Our agenda for the afternoon will be:

  • Keynote talk from Scott Semple
  • Music from the Kairos Band (worth the trip by itself)
  • Keynote talk from Scott Semple
  • 2019 Recap and 2020 Calendar
  • How can you go from interested to involved to committed in the year ahead?
  • Witness talks from Kairos Volunteers on what they have seen God do through Kairos and how it has blessed them

Join sisters and brothers in Christ who are volunteers. Hear how God has worked through this ministry. If you have not been involved before, this is a great opportunity to hear first hand what is involved in being a volunteer and the blessings that come from Kairos.

Please forward this to anyone you know who has expressed an interest being a part of Kairos. All are welcome!

Join in praise and prayer for touching the lives of the incarcerated and their families with the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. Please respond to this email with any questions.

“I was in prison and you visited me” — Matthew 25:36

Visit the Kairos website at

For more information or to arrange to carpool, please contact Bill Schmalkuche.


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