One way Nolensville First UMC loves our neighbor is by supporting Room In The Inn.
We are part of their Winter Shelter program, and we are thrilled to be able to return to hosting in the 2022-2023 season!

RITI in January

We hosted Room In The Inn on January 6 with fifteen volunteers serving ten men and partnered with other churches to host on January 20. Calvary Chapel and Cross+Crown Church teams hosted eight men. We received several large donations of clothes and boots — thank you to all who have donated time and resources to this cause.

One God sighting was with one of the men: he had his tools and truck stolen and therefore lost his job, leading to losing housing. Through the efforts of several team members we were able to help him replace his tools, gain employment, and hopefully restart his life. He joined us in worship on January 29. Give thanks to God for all He is doing through this ministry.  

~Jason Holley 

Interested in volunteering?

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