Hundreds gather around jail to pray

Hundreds gather around jail to pray
October 01
00:00 2015

Special to The Chronicle

On Friday, Sept. 25, “It was an amazing gathering at 6 p.m. on the streets of Winston-Salem outside the Forsyth County Jail,” said Jone Reid, church & community relations coordinator for Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries based at the Forsyth County Jail, also known as the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center, in downtown Winston-Salem.

She said that over 200 people from Moravian, Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist, Church of Christ, Catholic, Episcopal & non-denominational churches braved the rain and wind to pray around the jail for inmates, staff, families and victims of crime.

The color and variety of umbrellas represented the people – Caucasian, African-American and Hispanic.

“It was a blessed time of prayer for all,” she said.

On Saturday, Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries volunteers led a retreat for inmates.


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