Room In The Inn
First Tuesday, Third Tuesday from 02/06/2018 to 03/20/2018
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 and 3rd 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.
For a complete description of each volunteer opportunity, click here.
If you would like to know more about this mission, please contact Barbara Broadway at 704-996-7000 or email . You can also visit the Urban Ministry Center's page on RITI: http://www.urbanministrycenter.org/helping-the-homeless/room-in-the-inn/.
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: Barbara Broadway, 704-996-7000
Sign up: http://tinyurl.com/mtzriti2017