Want no ads? View Plans
Want no ads? View Plans
Volunteers

Room in the Inn - First Tuesdays

Throughout the winter, Covenant welcomes our neighbors experiencing homelessness by hosting Room in the Inn.  When we open our doors and our hearts, we prepare to receive Jesus, who Mother Teresa reminded us most often appears "in the distressing disguise of the poor."  Volunteers provide a dignified place for neighbors to rest, while also opening themselves to the kind of transformation that takes place around tables.

On the first Tuesdays between December and March, Room in the Inn will depend on individual volunteers to prepare, serve, and share a meal and hospitality with our guests.  The rest of the month, groups (i.e. friends, Sunday school classes, etc.) may claim nights to coordinate together.  RITI provides a great opportunity for people of all ages and stages to serve, and children as young as elementary school are welcome.

Here's how it works: below, indicate how you would like to serve as an individual.  You can sign up for one month, several or all. 

We will host up to 14 guests so will prepare food for about 25 to 30 to allow for seconds and volunteers to dine as well.  Guests will arrive at 6 pm and head downstairs to settle in.  Dinner will be served at about 6:20pm.  Clean up will begin around 7pm.  You are welcome to stay for a while to socialize and provide fellowship for guests after dinner if you are able to do so.  

If you are preparing food, indicate which category for which you'll provide something (store-bought or homemade; it's all good!).

  • Beverages and shelf stable items may be dropped off in the donation bin (labeled “Room in the Inn") at the Covenant Fellowship Hall in the designated bin in the elevator alcove located near the kitchen (on the parking lot side of the building).
  • Refrigerated items can be stored in the Fellowship Hall kitchen in the refrigerator marked Room in the Inn. (If you need access to the Fellowship Hall or kitchen, please call 704-333-9071). 
  • If your item needs to be served hot, please deliver it WARM to the kitchen no later than 5:30pm on Tuesday.  It does not have to be hot enough to serve but cannot be cold as it will take too long to warm up. 

Those who will serve and share the meal should arrive at the Fellowship Hall by 5:30pm.

You'll receive an email reminder as your date approaches.  Contact Julia Watkins with questions or if you are interested in serving as a van driver or overnight host, or if your group would like to serve together.

Finally, if you are interested in a more immersive opportunity to serve and reflect, consider participating in the Kinship Project, a "mission trip at home" experience, which will take place on Tuesday between March 10th-31st.  Contact Julia for more information.

Thank you for being a part of this meaningful ministry!  May it bless you, as you bless our guests.

Location: Fellowship Hall

Created by:   Julia Watkins
 
Already signed up? You can change your sign up.

Date (mm/dd/yyyy EST) Available Slot
12/03/2019
(Tue. 5:00pm - 8:00pm)

Servers/helpers/welcomers (10)

Arrive by 5:15pm

 
All slots filled
Katie Howson
Patricia Joslin
Betty Graybeal
Rick Thurmond
Mary Stratos
lita gatlin
amanda abrahm abrahm
Natalie Ford
Deloris Davis
Marilynn Mickle

Clean Up (4)

Arrive by 6:45pm

 
All slots filled
Betty Graybeal
lita gatlin
amanda abrahm abrahm
Natalie Ford

Evening Hospitality Crew (2)

7:30pm-9:00pm - watch movies, play games, and visit with guests downstairs

 

Table Decor

Simple flowers or seasonal decor for 6 tables; arrange by 6:00pm

 
Ann Manning
Flowers

Baked chicken (10 servings) (4)

Drop off warm by 5:30pm

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Covenant Food Services Watkins (3)

Mashed potatoes (10 servings) (4)

Drop off warm by 5:30pm

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Covenant Food Services Watkins (3)

Warm veggie dish (30 servings)

Drop off warm by 5:30pm

 
Ann Manning

Green Salad for 15 to 20

 
kim robertson

3 Packs Mini Hawaiian Rolls

 
lita gatlin

Dessert (30 servings)

Needs to be soft for easy eating

 
Nancy Williams
brownies

1 gallon decaf sweet tea; 1 gallon lemonade

 
Kim Robertson

Breakfast (12 servings) - hot option to reheat (i.e. biscuits, burritos, etc.)

 

Breakfast - 1/2 gal. organic milk (keeps best); 1/2 gal. OJ; 1/2 dozen bananas

 
Rick Thurmond

Early Morning Clean Up

Arrive by 6:00am-7:00am

 

Overnight Hosts (2)

Arrive by 7:15pm-7:00am Wednesday morning; at least one host must be a man

 
All slots filled
Chris Folk
Mike Myers
01/07/2020
(Tue. 5:00pm - 8:00pm)

Servers/helpers/welcomers (10)

Arrive by 5:15pm

 
All slots filled
Meg, Luke, Kate & Will Santanna (4)
Kristi Sweeny
Cathy Deese
Ginny Sloan (3)
Ginny, Elizabeth and Eleanor
Patricia Joslin

Clean Up (4)

Arrive by 6:45pm

 
All slots filled
Natalie Ford
Betty Graybeal
Kim Moseley
Anne Gildea

Evening Hospitality Crew (2)

7:30pm-9:00pm - watch movies, play games, and visit with guests downstairs

 

Table Decor

Simple flowers or seasonal decor for 6 tables; arrange by 6:00pm

 
Beth Koonce
Beth Koonce

Baked chicken (10 servings) (4)

Drop off warm by 5:30pm

 
All slots filled
Ginny Sloan
Cameron Wright
Beth Koonce
Beth Koonce
Beth Koonce

Mashed potatoes (10 servings) (4)

Drop off warm by 5:30pm

 
All slots filled
Kristi Sweeny
Betty Graybeal
kim robertson (2)

Warm veggie dish (30 servings)

Drop off warm by 5:30pm

 
Frances and Bill Thompson

Green Salad for 15 to 20

 
Frances and Bill Thompson

3 Packs Mini Hawaiian Rolls

 
Frances and Bill Thompson

Dessert (30 servings)

Needs to be soft for easy eating

 
Frances and Bill Thompson

1 gallon decaf sweet tea; 1 gallon lemonade

 
Cathy Deese

Breakfast (12 servings) - hot option to reheat (i.e. biscuits, burritos, etc.)

 

Breakfast - 1/2 gal. organic milk (keeps best); 1/2 gal. OJ; 1/2 dozen bananas

 
Meg, Luke, Kate & Will Santanna

Early Morning Clean Up

Arrive by 6:00am-7:00am

 

Overnight Hosts (2)

Arrive by 7:15pm-7:00am Wednesday morning; at least one host must be a man

 
All slots filled
Chris Folk
Hugh Gaither
02/04/2020
(Tue. 5:00pm - 8:00pm)

Servers/helpers/welcomers (10)

Arrive by 5:15pm

 
All slots filled
amanda abrahm abrahm
Greg and Caroline Knight (2)
Betty Graybeal
Anne Gildea
Molli Bucher
Nancy Falls
Lecia Horne (2)
Terry and Lecia Horne
Patricia Joslin

Clean Up (4)

Arrive by 6:45pm

 
All slots filled
amanda abrahm abrahm
Betty Graybeal
Molli Bucher
Nancy Falls

Evening Hospitality Crew (2)

7:30pm-9:00pm - watch movies, play games, and visit with guests downstairs

 

Table Decor

Simple flowers or seasonal decor for 6 tables; arrange by 6:00pm

 
Nancy Falls

Baked chicken (10 servings) (4)

Drop off warm by 5:30pm

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Cameron Wright
Beth Koonce (2)

Mashed potatoes (10 servings) (4)

Drop off warm by 5:30pm

 
All slots filled
Covenant Food Services (4)

Warm veggie dish (30 servings)

Drop off warm by 5:30pm

 
Lecia Horne
I will make warm veggie dish

Green Salad for 15 to 20

 
kim robertson

3 Packs Mini Hawaiian Rolls

 
amanda abrahm abrahm

Dessert (30 servings)

Needs to be soft for easy eating

 
Molli Bucher

1 gallon decaf sweet tea; 1 gallon lemonade

 
kim robertson

Breakfast (12 servings) - hot option to reheat (i.e. biscuits, burritos, etc.)

 
Nancy Falls

Breakfast - 1/2 gal. organic milk (keeps best); 1/2 gal. OJ; 1/2 dozen bananas

 
Nancy Falls

Early Morning Clean Up

Arrive by 6:00am-7:00am

 

Overnight Hosts (2)

Arrive by 7:15pm-7:00am Wednesday morning; at least one host must be a man

 
All slots filled
Chris Folk
Mary Wood Stallings
03/03/2020
(Tue. 5:00pm - 8:00pm)

Servers/helpers/welcomers (10)

Arrive by 5:15pm

 
9 of 10 slots filled
amanda abrahm
Marilynn Mickle
Annette Bedford
Amy Callow (2)
Amy and Eleanor Callow
Patty Babb
Emily Happel (2)
Emily and Griffin
Beth Koonce

Clean Up (4)

Arrive by 6:45pm

 
All slots filled
amanda abrahm
Marilynn Mickle
Patty Babb
Beth Koonce

Evening Hospitality Crew (2)

7:30pm-9:00pm - watch movies, play games, and visit with guests downstairs

 

Table Decor

Simple flowers or seasonal decor for 6 tables; arrange by 6:00pm

 
Beth Koonce

Baked chicken (10 servings) (4)

Drop off warm by 5:30pm

 
All slots filled
Cameron Wright
Beth Koonce (2)
Macie Stewart

Mashed potatoes (10 servings) (4)

Drop off warm by 5:30pm

 
All slots filled
Patty Babb
Macie Stewart (3)

Warm veggie dish (30 servings)

Drop off warm by 5:30pm

 
Sally Harriss

Green Salad for 15 to 20

 
Ann Manning

3 Packs Mini Hawaiian Rolls

 
kim robertson

Dessert (30 servings)

Needs to be soft for easy eating

 
Helen Richards

1 gallon decaf sweet tea; 1 gallon lemonade

 
Ann Manning

Breakfast (12 servings) - hot option to reheat (i.e. biscuits, burritos, etc.)

 
Patty Babb

Breakfast - 1/2 gal. organic milk (keeps best); 1/2 gal. OJ; 1/2 dozen bananas

 
kim robertson

Early Morning Clean Up

Arrive by 6:00am-7:00am

 

Overnight Hosts (2)

Arrive by 7:15pm-7:00am Wednesday morning; at least one host must be a man

 
All slots filled
Chris Folk
Loretta Brown
Want no ads? View Plans
Want no ads? View Plans


©2020 SignUpGenius.
All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Do not sell my info