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LYCHNER CHAPEL PROJECT

BUILDING TOGETHER

 

THE CALL TO ACTION

Pam Lychner State Jail was opened in 1995 as a minimum security facility.  Currently it houses 2,200+ men.

 

The heart of the proposal is to be able to provide a facility where the men could receive cognitive training and reentry skills. At present there is not a large meeting area where the men can gather for a worship service. Currently there are two services on Saturday and two on Sunday which are being held in the education building with space for 75.  Only 15% of the men in the facility are able to participate in a worship service each week.

 

Many volunteers from various denominations come to teach classes Monday through Friday.  These classes are being held in the educational building in the evenings.  A few classes are now being conducted in the dorm rooms because that is the only space available.  75% of the men are doing nothing during the day and would be available to take classes that would help them spiritually, as well as, preparing them for reentry.

 

The Chaplaincy department would like to see classes being offered during the day and more classes in the evenings to offer hope, direction, and encouragement to the men as they desire to grow in their faith.  The Chaplain receives many requests from the men for the various classes, but there is no room to accommodate the requests that come into the office.  As the Education department expands it limits the classrooms available to the Chaplaincy Dept.  At present four classes are being offer five times a week for a total of twenty classes.  A chapel building at Pam Lychner will offer hope and an opportunity for the men to grow in their faith and become productive citizens when they are released.

 

Pastor Oliver D. Stillwell

OUR MISSION

The mission of Lychner Chapel Project (“LCP”) is to construct a chapel complex at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Pam Lychner State Jail, to facilitate faith-based worship, and to assist facility staff in the mission of TDCJ, including successful reentry programming for the men incarcerated at the Pam Lychner State Jail.

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PROPOSED LYCHNER

UNIT CHAPEL

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Without the commitment of donors, there can be no change for the prison.  Your contribution is part of the solution. Please choose one of the options below to donate today.  Thank you!

OUR GOAL IS:

$2,500,000.00

DONATED SO FAR:

$2,429,192.59 TO GO

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Box 1656, Humble, TX 77347

 
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VOLUNTEER WITH US

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Join us in  building the Pam Lychner State Jail Chapel.  We need and value your help.  Support our mission not only financially, but also by volunteering your time and talents to help build a place for the men of Pam Lychner to worship. The information on this form will be kept confidential and will help us find the most satisfying and appropriate volunteer opportunity for you. Thank you for your interest in helping us to build together!

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Join us in  building the Pam Lychner State Jail Chapel.  We need and value your help.  Support our mission not only financially, but also by volunteering your time and talents to help build a place for the men of Pam Lychner to worship. The information on this form will be kept confidential and will help us find the most satisfying and appropriate volunteer opportunity for you. Thank you for your interest in helping us to build together!

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"Being in God's presence brings peace, love, joy, and hope into a heart, and being able to do it in a DEDICATED, holy place with others is special. "Let them construct a SANCTUARY for Me, that I may dwell among them" Exodus 25:8. Being in a regular classroom to worship God is better than nothing, but it not the same as God's special house!"

— Rick Moorman, The Woodlands United Methodist Church

 

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