For 17 years Huntersville United Methodist Church has partnered with the Urban Ministry Center and other area churches to sponsor a ministry called "Room in the Inn" in which we provide twelve homeless neighbors a warm and safe place to sleep, a hot shower, three meals, and love and fellowship. The ministry offers a unique way for people of faith to become directly involved with people who are homeless.
For HUMC this occurs on every Wednesday night during December, January, February and March. Urban Ministry provides the central location for homeless neighbors to go through a carefully formatted intake and registration process and then gather to be picked up and brought to our church.
This ministry needs MANY volunteers. Possible ways to serve include:
For more detailed job descriptions, click HERE.
The simple goal is to keep homeless people from freezing on cold winter nights. A greater goal is to provide a more personal relationship to homeless people, at least for a night, and a deeper understanding of the depth and complexity of being homeless.