Cooler weather has arrived and the Room in the Inn season is upon us. Every Friday night, November through March, Belmont UMC will host twelve guests experiencing homelessness. Guests will be provided with a warm welcome and hospitality, dinner, shower facilities, personal laundry care, a warm safe place to sleep, and a sack lunch to take with them when they leave. It takes many people to make this ministry happen and we need your help. Volunteers are needed to make sack lunches or wash sheets and towels. We also have a special need for men to serve as overnight hosts from time to time. There will be an information table available in the Iris Room on Sunday mornings beginning in late October. Stop by, learn more, and sign up to help with this important ministry.

Email Susan Utley or Nelda Schreiber for questions or more details on how you can support this mission.

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 our Room-in-the-Inn-volunteer-guidelines-revised 2018 for more information.