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Stewart Detention Center, in the town of Lumpkin, Georgia
STORIES, PRISON AND JAIL, INCUBATE

Being with Jonathan

Rev. Nora Jacob   |   November 21, 2017

"What is the value of disconnection and isolation? Who benefits?" Rev. Nora Jacob gets a glimpse into life at a federal detention center on a visit with the NBA Prison and Jail Ministries Peer Group.

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INCUBATE, STORIES

Telling Our Stories

Rev. Nora Jacob   |   October 30, 2017

This year’s theme of UMCP's InsideOut Art Show, “The Distance Between Us,” was selected by incarcerated artists at the California Institution for Men.

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INCUBATE, PRISON AND JAIL, STORIES

Launching the Ministry...InsideOut

Rev. Nora Jacob   |   September 27, 2016

Creativity and protest, celebration and publicity—all of these, rolled into what we’re calling the InsideOut Art Show, will be unveiled October 7-8, 2016, in our fresh expression of ministry and mission in South Pomona, California.

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INCUBATE, STORIES

Vision of Wholeness

Rev. Nora Jacob, Rev. Al Lopez   |   January 12, 2016

UrbanMission was planted in a Conference-owned empty church building in South Pomona, California. We are involved in partnerships with more than two dozen nonprofit and faith-based organizations.

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PRISON AND JAIL, STORIES

Loving Neighbors As Ourselves

Rev. Nora Jacob   |   December 07, 2015

The transition a person makes from prison or jail back into society again is almost always complex in its challenges—not only for those who themselves were incarcerated, but also for their families, friends, and communities.

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Webinar: Building a Congregation-Based Mental Health Ministry
MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVE

Webinar: Building a Congregation-Based Mental Health Ministry

April 26, 2018

Across the church, faith-filled Disciples are desiring to build mental health ministries in their local congregations. However, mental health and wellness is a broad, multilayered, and complex topic to address in the church. Often, passionate people are left feeling overwhelmed and unclear how to pull it off. Join us as our presenters share the practical realities of starting such a ministry, their discernment process, and what’s next on the journey!

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Monica Wedlock Kilpatrick

Director of Connect Ministries
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CHILDREN / YOUTH / FAMILY, HUNGER / FOOD SECURITY, ADVOCACY

Tulsa’s Table works to empower at-risk youth with agricultural and culinary skills through food production gardens and a pay-what-you-can community café.