Julia Weaver, Madison Area Lutheran Council Chaplain, Tisha Brown, vocalist, and Lucas Koehler, the bass player for Chance Allies, joined our host Jan Miyasaki on the 8 O’Clock Buzz to discuss the jail ministry and Jazz for the Jail.
The Jail Ministry project is unique because when in jail, spiritual advice to those inside is not guaranteed – unlike prison, where spiritual help is provided by the State.
Julia is a part of the Jail Ministry project, and works mostly with women. She states, “Women are different than men in way that they bring their children, concerns, and cares.” Some of the women that she works with are either having to give up their children or working on getting their children back from the State, and the majority of them have gone through some traumatic event in their life. Julia offers to pray for them, gives them journals, envelopes and even pencils with erasers. To contact Chaplain Julia Weaver call (608) 261-9755 or email her at email@example.com.
Chance Allies are hosting a fundraiser event for the Jail Ministry of Dane County called Jazz for the Jail. It is a night of jazz music performed by the group and is vital to keeping this spiritual service available for those who need it. Chance Allies is made up of Tisha Brown, Lucas Koehler and David Allen, who is also a Pediatric Endocrinologist at the Children’s Hospital in Madison. Jazz for the Jail will take place on Sunday, August 4 at 6:30 PM at Madison Christian Community, 7118 Old Sauk Road, Madison.
For more information about this event, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608-770-7884.