Room In the Inn Updates:
Nolensville First United hosted eight guests on November 17 and ten guests on Thanksgiving night. We have already had over 35 volunteers serving in many roles: meal preparation, serving meals, set up and clean up, drivers, hosts, laundry and devotions. Thank you SO MUCH to all of our volunteers!
Our guests have been well served and ministered, and with cold weather now here, leaving our Inn filled with good food, good tidings, and clothing to help keep them warm. We have many stories, such as a man whose working hours were cut though no fault of his, was unable to keep up with rent, then lost housing. He is a faithful man, who stood up and expressed his thanks for us in a very eloquent speech. All of the guests have been polite, helpful and appreciative.
If you feel called to help there are two ways; sign up to volunteer or help replenish our clothes closet at the links above.
Thank you, and God Bless You
Please review these serving opportunities, and then visit here to sign up!
Driver: The driver must be approved by NFUMC Trustees. Please plan to pick up the men from the shelter between 5:30 and 6:30pm. Please plan to pick them back up at the church at 5:30am to return to the shelter.
Passenger: Rides with driver to pick up and drop off the men at the shelter.
Set-up Team: The Fellowship Hall will be unlocked at 4:30pm the day of the event. Please set up 12 mattresses in the Fellowship Hall and leave a toothbrush and toothpaste on each pillow. Sheet sets and toiletries will laid out for you in the Fellowship Hall. Please make sure there is ice in the ice machine and set out the paper plates, cups, plastic silverware, napkins, and salt/pepper shakers.
Dinner Team: Please plan dinner/beverages/deserts for 10 men and the volunteers in your group.
Inn Keepers (Overnight Volunteers): After dinner please escort the men, two at a time, up to the showers and the clothes closet in the Sunday School Hallway. One volunteer should remain upstairs with the men while they shower. The other should remain downstairs so he can bring the next in line up to the showers as necessary.
Breakfast Team: Please cook and serve breakfast at 5am. If possible, be there to help serve it and clean up the kitchen and set the sack lunches out so the men can grab them on their way out the door.
Sack Lunches: Please make 11 sack lunches. You can bring them the night you come night and the hosts will give them out the next morning after breakfast.
Clean Up Team: Please wash down the shower, sink, and mirrors. Cleaning supplies can be found in the blue bucket in the RITI Clothes Closet. Please clean the kitchen, wipe down the tables, and sweep the Fellowship Hall. Tear down the beds, return the mattresses and pillows to the closet under the stairs, and set the dirty sheets and towels by the back door of the Fellowship Hall.
Any questions? Contact Jason Holley