Submitted by Dolores A. Moore:
This coming weekend is the next KO event. May 3-5 at the Oaks in Greeneville. Please come out on Sat. night for the “Walking in Love” ceremony for the guests. This is like the candlelight on the Emmaus walk. You can go on the website http://www.oaksretreat.com and get directions. Need to be there about 8:00 p.m., usually starts around 9:00 p.m.
Kairos Outside is a Christian-based ministry designed for women who have been affected by the imprisonment of a loved one. The ministry is designed to provide a sacred and safe environment for these women, who often feel hopeless, isolated and alone. They feel like they have no one whom can understand what they are going through and that they are “doing time” right along with their incarcerated loved ones. If this sounds like you, we welcome you to join us as a guest on a wonderful opportunity to meet others whom have been or are still traveling along the same path as you are.
The Kairos Outside Weekend is composed of a variety of activities, including a series of talks and meditations from ladies just like you sharing their life’s journeys. Throughout the weekend, there will be music, prayer, fun activities, lots of food and pampering. The weekend is Christian in nature, however there is no need for religious affiliation to attend.
It is easy to become a guest for our Kairos Outside weekend. The only requirements are that you must be an adult female 20 years or older, whose life has been impacted by the incarceration of a husband/relative/friend or have been incarcerated yourself. If you are interested in being our guest for a wonderful life changing experience, please print and complete the Guest Reservation form and mail it to the address on the top of the form. If you are not able to print out a form, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and mailing address and we will send you a form to complete. The NETKO website is http://www.kairosoftennessee.org/netko
Northeast Tennessee Kairos Outside (NETKO) has weekend retreats two times a year, one in the spring and one in the fall. These weekends are held at a retreat center in the Great Smoky Mountain near Greeneville, TN. Our Reunions are held 3-4 times periodically, throughout the year. Normally a reunion will occur within 2-3 weeks following a weekend retreat. Reunions are for former guests, volunteers and their families to meet and fellowship and have FUN. The events include but are not limited to bonfires, hotdog roasts, picnics, games, hayrides, sock hops, and are filled with lots of fun and food. Please be sure to jot down the dates so that you save a place on your calendar to join us for the fun!
Kairos Outside is a completely volunteer organization. We always have plenty of opportunities to participate and help each other out. Participation can include becoming a Team member, a Day Angel, or simply signing up for prayer for our guests and team members during our weekend retreats. Team members are required to attend 36 hours of Team Formation Training each time they work on a team. This is normally done over a period of 4-6 Saturday’s. All team members must be approved by the NETKO Council. I fyou would like to volunteer to be a team member, please fill out the Volunteer Questionnaire Application form.
Day Angels are volunteers whom serve behind the scenes. Our Day Angels normally agree to work in 4 hours incremental sessions. If you are interested in serving as a Day Angel, please complete and forward the Day Angel Application form. There is no formal training needed for our Day Angels, so please volunteer to help us and thanks in advance.
If you can play an instrument , sing, or have clergy credentials, and are looking for a place to serve the Lord, please contact us, ASAP. We need you and/or your referrals. Send information to email@example.com and thanks in advance!!
Weekend Prayer is always a great blessing to our guest and our Kairos Outside Team. We welcome you to join us in our weekend by registering for prayer times a 3 Day Weekend Online for the upcoming weekend prayer vigil. Once in this site, click on the “Prayer Vigil” link, and proceed to othe NETKO outside link. Simply determine your desired time and include your email address. You will receive one email for each time slot that you have selected for your prayer time(s).
Northeast Tennessee Kairos Outide, P. O. Box 264, Mountain Home, TN 37684. The next weekend is Oct. 18-20, 2013 at the Oaks.