Celebration Fellowship (CF) is a multi-site prison congregation of the Christian Reformed Church (CRC), the first of which was planted inside the Ionia Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility in 2008. A second congregation was planted in the fall of 2012 at Handlon Correctional Facility and a third congregation for Bellamy Creek Level I inmate brothers was launched in July of 2014.
Currently, 125-150 members, along with 12-15 volunteer members from various area churches, meet each Monday (Handlon) and Tuesday (Bellamy Creek) evening from 6:30-8:30 for Bible study and worship. In addition to leading worship, the pastor provides pastoral care as requested and also meets weekly with the respective inside worship and Bible study leaders for discipleship and worship planning. Our Pastor works with each prison chaplain to develop a culture of love and grace where men feel accepted and encouraged to group to grow in their faith.
Since its beginning, Celebration Fellowship has seen over 300 members pass through its doors, most of whom with the churches' help are now reestablishing their lives as productive members of their community.
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