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November 11, 2017


Room in the Inn @ Emmanuel UMC Gym - Saturday evening & Sunday morning

Room in the Inn @ Emmanuel UMC Gym - Saturday evening & Sunday morning

DateSaturday, November 11th, 2017 - (Multiple Shifts)
AddressPlease enter by the gym door, location behind the church., Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 2404 Kirby Rd., Memphis, TN 38119
Number of Registrants16 out of 17
Close DateWhen the event is over
ShiftsMutliple shifts associated with this date. See below for details
Event DescriptionRoom in the Inn @ Emmanuel United Methodist Church Gym 
During the months of November through March, every Saturday evening we turn the Emmanuel UMC Gym into an Inn for 13 guests.  We serve dinner, provide personal hygiene products and a clothes closet, and offer Holy Hospitality.  Various positions and shifts are available.  Please join us by volunteering your time or donating supplies or money for supplies to the ministry.
We can use volunteers of many talents, including food preparation and serving, driving the van, preparing the gym before the guests arrive and cleaning up after they depart, spending the night,  laundry, or just listening and talking to our guests while they are with us!
You may sign up for more than one "shift" (task) during the event, if desired.  Please go to: http://emmanuelmemphis.org/RITI to volunteer.

Location: Please enter by the gym door, location behind the church., Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 2404 Kirby Rd., Memphis, TN 38119

Each date has the following shifts

ShiftStartEndDescriptionPositions
Greeters / Waiters for dinner 4:30PM 7:00PMSet up welcome area on provided table and set the dining tables (table cloths, silverware, condiments, etc.) and the drink table. Welcome guests, assist with sign-in at registration table, assist with drawing numbers for clothes closet, serve guests dinner and drinks, eat and talk with guests, monitor toiletry table. Clean up dining tables after dinner. Dinner included.1/3Over
Set-up Crew 4:30PM 6:00PMSet up beds, chairs, partitions and storage bins for guests in the gym. Prepare beds (sheets, blanket, pillow). Set up tables and chairs for dinner. Set up registration table, toiletries table, drink table. Detailed directions provided. Dinner not included.5/3Over
Side Dish Cook - Starch 4:30PM 7:00PMBuy ingredients and prepare starch side dish (such as potatoes, rice, sweet potatoes, creamed corn), in coordination with Main Course, for 25 people. Assist with plating food for guests, assist with kitchen clean-up. Dinner included.1/1Over
Salad and Bread Drop Off 5:00PM 5:30PMBuy ingredients and prepare salad for 25 people. Provide 3 dozen rolls or equivalent, in coordination with Main Dish. Drop off in gym Saturday afternoon between 4:00 and 5:15pm1/1Over
Hospitality Time 6:30PM 9:00PMThis is an opportunity to sit and visit with our guests, share stories, share a devotion, play games, etc. Dinner not included.4/5Over
Kitchen Clean up 6:30PM 8:00PMClean up the kitchen after dinner is served. Make sure kitchen is clean, and breakfast set up and lunches prepared for the next day. Close down the kitchen for the night. Dinner not included.1/2Over
Overnight Hosts 8:00PM12:00AMSpend the night with our guests. Lights out at 10pm. Lock exterior doors. Wake up guests at 5:45am on Sunday morning. Instruct guests where to put sheets (in pillowcase) and blankets. Encourage guests to start eating breakfast by 6:15am, and make sure they pick up their lunch bag and are on the van by 6:30am (make sure they have left no personal items behind before the van leaves). Dinner not included. Shift is 8pm on Saturday through 7am on Sunday.0/2Over