Writing ministry outreach to the Oregon State Penitentiary

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By Cornelia Seigneur

Our  Writing Ministry Outreach at the Oregon State Penitentiary for our Annual Essay Presentation with the 7th Step Foundation is Thursday August 27. Thank you to those who signed up. For those who are attending (pre-approved through the prison), we are carpooling together from Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 SW Borland Rd., Tualatin, meeting at 4:15 p.m. For those meeting us there, the event starts at 5:30 pm at the Oregon State Pen, 2605 State Street, Salem, Oregon. Email corneliaseigneur@comcast.net or call/text 503-318-3480.

Remember to wear: No prison blues or metal.

The theme for this year’s essay presentation is tied to the Oregon State Pen’s 7th Step Foundation’s Mission Statement: Helping OSP inmates to reduce recidivism through mental fitness and issues pertaining to criminal thinking, and transitional services. Our Mission is to provide information and resources to bring about change within the individual that will enable them to live a pro-social lifestyle.
Essay topics can center on topics like: empathy, change, hope, giving back, and community will work, but are not limited to these examples.

7th Step Foundation Goals:
-To provide members with cognitive skill tools to change their lives for the better.
-To enable members to return to their communities with new insight, confidence and skills.
-To facilitate the value of giving back to the community through fundraisers. Such endeavors help one to heal and give back to their victims indirectly.

Essays should be about 7 minutes tops and story/narrative driven.