Service Times & Directions:

Good Shepherd Church:

13110 Moss Road, Charlotte, NC 28273

Service Times:
Sundays @ 8:30am, 10:00am, & 11:30 am

Click HERE for directions.
Click
HERE to contact Good Shepherd Church.
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Service in Spanish @ 11:30am

     in the brand new Living Room at the Moss Campus. 
Click HERE to contact the Latino Pastor.

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Zoar Campus

13611 Zoar Road, Charlotte, NC 28278

Service Times:
Sundays @ 10:00am & 11:30am

Click HERE for directions.
Click HERE to contact the Zoar Pastor.

 

December 2017 - March 2018

Room In The Inn (RITI) is a unique way for the people of Good Shepherd to be directly involved with people who are homeless. Keeping people who are homeless from freezing on cold winter nights is the goal. A greater goal is to provide a loving relationship with people who are homeless, at least for a night. RITI is a way to bring alive the biblical admonition to “love thy neighbor”.  In fact, we refer to the people we serve as our NEIGHBORS.

RITI runs yearly from December through March at Good Shepherd Church, Moss Road Location. A RITI weekend requires 25 volunteers each Friday night and 12 volunteers each Saturday morning for 17 weeks. 

ServeTeam Opportunities

  • Bed-Making Set-Up (Fridays) (FULL)
    4 volunteers to arrive between 12 and 1 pm. This ministry involves moving tables, chairs and inflating mattresses in order to make rooms comfortable for the guests.
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  • Bed-Making Ministry (Fridays) (FULL)
    4 volunteers to arrive by 4:00 pm. This ministry involves making each bed with sheets, blanket, and pillow. In addition, bags of donated toiletry items are placed on each bed. Bed makers will also pray over each of the beds before leaving.
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  • Breakfast ServeTeam (Saturdays)
    6 volunteers to arrive by 5:30 am. Volunteers will prepare breakfast and serve it to the Neighbors and help with kitchen clean-up.
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  • Dinner Serve Team (Fridays) (FULL)
    5 volunteers to arrive by 5:30 pm to help set-up and serve the meal to our neighbors. After our neighbors have all been served, the servers are encouraged to sit, eat, and spend time getting to know the Neighbors and help with kitchen clean-up.
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  • Devotions Leader (Fridays)
    1 volunteer to arrive by 5:45 pm. Bless the dinner and eat with the Neighbors. Devotions are done after dinner, before dessert. You will be allotted 7-10  minutes to share. Devotions don't have to be a formal bible study. Be Creative! – We have had everything from puppet shows to gospel singers, and all have been received well from our Neighbors and volunteers.
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  • Activities Leader (Fridays)
    4-6 volunteers to arrive by 6:00 pm. Please try to arrive in time to eat dinner so you can get to know the Neighbors. The activities portion starts after dessert and should conclude no later than 9:00 pm. Invite the Neighbors to participate. (Examples of activities are: movies (rated PG only),  games,  music,  health checks, haircuts, massages, or any other service they may not normally receive, etc.– paint t-shirts, write letters to soldiers or family, make jewelry – the sky is the limit…think outside the “box”!) During this time Neighbors may wish to take a shower. 
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  • Shower/Hygiene Team (Fridays)
    4 volunteers - 2 male and 2 female. Arrive by 6:00 pm - leave after guests finish showers. Volunteers will schedule and manage the shower times and assist the Neighbors with their toiletry needs.
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  • Overnight Host Team (Friday to Saturday)
    2 Males or Husband and Wife team only 
    Arrive by 8:00 pm - leave at 6:00 am or after breakfast. Volunteers MUST be there to provide supervision of the Neighbors.
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  • Clean-Up Team (Saturdays)
    6 volunteers to arrive by 7:00 am. Volunteers will remove bed linens, wipe down beds, sweep floor in dining area, empty trash cans in Family Life Center, replace trash can liners, place trash in dumpster, and clean bathrooms and showers.
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  • Transportation Drivers (Friday Evenings and Saturday Mornings)
    Volunteer must be 25 years old+, male, with valid driver's license.
    1 Volunteer on Fridays--arrive by 4:30 pm to pick up van and drive to the Urban Ministry Center for Neighbors.

    1 Volunteer on Saturdays--arrive by 7:15 am. Load Neighbors and take them back to the Transportation Center on Trade Street.
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    Register to be a part of a weekend team HERE.

    If you have any further questions about RITI, please contact RonDozier@gsumc.org.