In November 2021, Calvary will begin providing Emergency Winter Shelter for the EIGHTH season through Room in the Inn - Memphis. Our guests will register for the program at the First United Methodist Church at 204 N Second Street. We will pick our guests up at 5:30 p.m., have dinner around 6 p.m., and spend time with our guests before they settle in for a comfortable, safe night of sleep at Calvary. In the morning, our guests will have coffee and then go down to Calvary's Basement Church for breakfast.
We need volunteers to make beds, provide and/or serve dinner, wash linens, and clean up in the morning. For those who are willing, we also will need to have overnight shepherds to sleep at Calvary. Staying overnight is a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time listening to our guests and offering support and encouragement.
COVID-19 precautions will be in place. All guests and volunteers are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Our guests will be screened for any symptoms prior to coming to us. Volunteers should not come to serve if they have any signs or symptoms of illness. We will host a maximum of 8 guests per night. All guests and volunteers will mask, maintain social distance, and wash hands often.
Please join us in making God’s love visible in downtown Memphis by helping us host our unsheltered and vulnerable guests in the RITI - Memphis Congregational Winter Shelter program. If you have any questions, please contact Betty Jo Dulaney at [email protected].