Room in the Inn (RITI) will resume at Belmont UMC in November. Once again, we will welcome 12 homeless guests on Friday nights during the colder months, providing a warm and safe place to rest.

This winter, we will be hosting RITI on the first and third Fridays of each month. In 2022, volunteers are needed for November 18 and December 2. In 2023, we have all dates open in January, February, and March. Our hospitality includes serving a hot dinner, shower facilities, laundry services, and sack lunches for guests to take with them.

There are many ways to serve, either by being present at the church with guests or behind the scenes. We need van drivers, overnight hosts, dinner and sack lunches, set up/clean up crews, and laundry volunteers. If you can help, please contact Joan Cato.

This year, there are new rules for van drivers even if you have driven in the past. Please contact Angie Slade for the forms and information.

Download the Room in the Inn guidelines 2023-2034.


Room In The Inn at Belmont United Methodist Church

Belmont UMC is one of several hundred churches in the Nashville area that provides a safe, warm place for homeless persons to stay overnight one night each week from November through March and receive three meals (dinner, breakfast, and a sack lunch). This ministry is provided in association with the Room In The Inn program developed and conducted by the Campus for Human Development, a non-profit organization founded by Father Charles Strobel.

RITI at Belmont is conducted under the guidance of the Homeless Ministries Team. This team establishes the guidelines and organizes and secures the basic supplies needed for the ministry.

Download the 2022 Room in the Inn volunteer guidelines.