Meeting: Nov 9, 2022 at 1:36 pm
In attendance: Paul Bullis, Bille Fidlin, Bethany Lambrecht, Jim Ek, Patty Ek
Opening prayer by Paul Bullis
We discussed what everyone has been up to since our last meeting.
- Patty shared that her church (St Matthew) is again viewing “The Chosen” followed by discussion, by popular request. Bethany asked for a link to the material: https://www.angel.com/watch/the-chosen/episode/season-1-episode-1-i-have-called-you-by-name&ap=true
- Beverly shared that Bread and Puppet theatre will be at Kiwanis Park at 3 pm on Saturday.
Paul gave an update on the Death Penalty DVD study
The River of Fire study is on hold
Murray Hooper execution:
- On Nov 18th, there is a prayer vigil for him and other victims of violence at state capitol 5:30 pm
- There is a rally at Wesley Bolin Plaza at 9:30 am
We are considering renaming our committee. We will think about it for a while.
Questions from last meeting:
- School-age children with 1 or more incarcerated parents at some point in their lives – 9 percent
- Death row tour? Billie is not getting an answer – new governor – see how that shakes out
Re-entry discussed. Could Open Table be used for this?
- Are there support groups for kids who have incarcerated parents, such as programs in schools?
- Patty will call one of our church members who interacts with the local school
Next meeting is Jan 17 at 1:30 pm