Room In The Inn
First Tuesday, Third Tuesday, from 12/06/2016 to 03/21/2017, 12:00 AM
THE ROOM IN THE INN is a ministry that Mt. Zion participates in during the winter months in partnership with the Urban Ministry Center. The simple goal is to keep homeless people from freezing on cold winter nights. Every 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday night from December – March we will provide housing and food for 10 people who are homeless. We do this by opening the doors of our Youth House and our hearts to a population of homeless people that continues to grow here in our own community. Something as simple as sharing a meal and a conversation could be one of the most rewarding experiences for you and the Neighbors!
Each week there are a number of things that need to come together to make this ministry successful … and that is where you come in! We need volunteers! There are many ways that you can serve: cooking a warm meal, providing breakfast, packing a bag lunch, driving the church mini bus, doing laundry, staying overnight and more. Please prayerfully consider giving your time and talents this year especially if you have never participated in Room in the Inn.
If you would like to know more about this mission, please contact Lisa Strom at 704-277-3687 or email . You can also visit the Urban Ministries Center's page on RITI: http://www.urbanministrycenter.org/helping-the-homeless/room-in-the-inn/.
Sign-up here or you can call or email the contact info below. For a complete description of each volunteer opportunity, click here. Also, if you are interested in driving the Mini Bus to pick up or drop off Neighbors and have not completed training, please contact Matt Sherrill to coordinate a time for training.
We also have a wishlist of things that we need for this ministry: Paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, and napkins), Cleaning supplies (Windex, Clorox wipes, sponges, kitchen cleaner, etc.), Laundry and dishwashing detergent, fabric softeners, ground coffee (regular & decaf), tea bags, and hot cocoa packets, Chapstick, travel size lotion, travel size deodorant (men’s & women’s), razors & shaving cream (men’s & women’s), toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, travel size soap, children’s books (reading, coloring, stickers, etc,) CFL light bulbs, silverware and cereal bowls. Due to generous donations and limited space, we CANNOT accept shampoo, conditioners or soap at this time. Donations can be dropped off at the Youth House.
Jesus said “For I was hungry, and you fed me, I was thirsty
and you gave me a drink… when you did it to one of the least of these
my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me.” - Matthew 25:35,40
Contacts: Phone: Lisa Strom, 704-277-3687