Finding Our Story in the Christmas Narrative

Luke 2: 1-7 (NKJV) And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city. Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the … Read More

Dismas, a Story of Hope…

3 crucified men with Jesus Remember Me beside Dismas

According to the Scriptures, Jesus was crucified between two thieves. One of these thieves is by tradition known as Dismas. He is commonly called the “Good Thief” or “the Wise Thief” or probably more appropriately, “the Penitent Thief.”  He is the one, who in a single thrust of clarity cried out to Jesus and requested, “Lord, remember me when you … Read More

Dismas Fellowship Network Meeting

Circle meeting of support group

A typical Dismas Fellowship Evening begins around 6:00 pm with an opening prayer, followed by a simple buffet meal and dessert. At the end of the meal, there is a festive birthday cake with candles, where participants celebrate recent birthdays and other milestones. For some, this may be the only time their birthday is celebrated in a caring community of … Read More

Welcome to the Dismas Fellowship Network

Wooden cross on cliff with clouds in background

What is the Dismas Fellowship Network? The Dismas Fellowship Network is a group the local Dismas Fellowships that have come together to share ideas and experiences. Each of the local Fellowships is independently operated by a group of dedicated volunteers.

What is a Dismas Fellowship?

Man standing on dock at mountain lake.

What is a Dismas Fellowship? We are people from a variety of experiences who gather regularly: ex-prisoners and friends who celebrate the grace we have received in Jesus Christ. The Dismas Fellowship takes the name from the Good Thief on the cross. Our dream for the Dismas Fellowship is to create a safe and welcoming space where ex-prisoners and their … Read More