Angel Tree Ministry of Prison Fellowship

Throughout our communities you will find Christmas trees with “angel” tags, listing the name of a needy child.  This is a wonderful ministry and many families include blessing another family as a part of their Christmas celebration.

Another important Angel Tree ministry is that of Prison Fellowship.  This ministry provides gifts for children in the name of his or her incarcerated parent. 

We have been alerted by Claudia Riner of Christ Is King Baptist Church that while nearly 4,000 Angel Tree children in Kentucky have been adopted through the Prison Fellowship ministry, there are yet 1600 who need a sponsor.  Claudia involves her church in this ministry and asked us to pass the word about this need.

To learn more about the ministries of Prison Fellowship, go to   The web address for the Angel Tree ministry of Prison Fellowship is   Mary Hamelin is the contact person for this area.  You can reach her at:  571-252-6833 or (800) 55-ANGEL, extension 6833.


As Claudia said in her email: “Even if a $15 Walmart card could be mailed with a Gospel tract (Angel Tree provides the tracts without charge) to a child from his or her incarcerated parent, that would be wonderful.”

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Joy Bolton is a life-long WMUer! Through Woman's Missionary Union, Joy has has served as a church, association, and state leader. She has coordinated many international missions teams and is available as a conference leader, speaker, Bible study leader. Joy is now retired and lives in Summerville, SC.

5 thoughts on “Angel Tree Ministry of Prison Fellowship

  1. Joy,

    Thank you so much for helping to spread the word to KY Baptist Churches about the need in their own counties to be involved with Prison Fellowship Ministries’ Angel Tree outreach to children of an incarcerated parent or stepparent. What an open door Angel Tree gives churches to share the love of God in Christ with an entire family through giving a gift from the incarcerated parent to his or her child at Christmas!

  2. I read a book about this several years ago and have wanted to become involved. My father wash ‘t incarcerated (as far as I know) , but he would write us a few letters and then he ‘d move and leave no address. My sister and I would pick out a Father ‘s Day gift and it would come back because he had moved. It ‘s very sad to have a parent who is absent for nogood reason. I would like to be involved with Angel Tree Prison Ministries if possible. However, I am not a Baptist and also I am not a driver. I live in Floyd County KY.

  3. I hwvw been inolved with Anbel Tree for several years and consider it a blessing to do so. We have recently moved to Nebraska from another state. I miss working with Angel Tree. Christmas just doesn’t seem complete without it. I have not found a local church to do this program. Our church said they were involved with another program. I would like to get information on astarting the program in this area. Keep up the good work.

  4. hello, I need information please… my two grandchildren are now living with me and I am really worried about them ever since their parents been arrested , from just needing everyday necessities, to food on the table, and now the holidays right around the corner, it is so very sad, please pray for all of us and for everyone that is going thru this… I have faith. thank you

    • I would encourage you to contact the Prison Fellowship organization in your area. Folks close to you are in the best position to be of help.

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