This prison congregation provides a place of worship and contemplation to give men, all of whom have spent time in several facilities in the DOC system, an opportunity to enhance their spiritual foundation and to further prepare them for the very difficult challenge of reentry.Breaking the Chains website
Breaking the Chains Church is a congregation located at the Felmers Chaney Correctional Center that is served by an ordained pastor, along with a group of volunteers from various congregations in the synod. It is a ministry of the Greater Milwaukee Synod, ELCA, and is affiliated with the nationwide network of Prison Congregations of America.
2020 UPDATE: Although COVID restricted the ability of BtCC to minister directly to inmates at Felmers Chaney, they have been able to share services with inmates via DVD. They have also been able to work with recently released inmates who lost their new jobs due to COVID, helping them to secure employment even in a difficult job market.