Room In the Inn

St. Gabriel Church partners with the Urban Ministry Center and other local churches to provide shelter and food for homeless people in our Parish Center Hall during the winter months, December 1 – March 31.  

Every Thursday night/Friday morning during these months, parish volunteers provide:

  • A hot dinner and breakfast, plus a bag lunch when departing
  • Shower and laundry facilities
  • A warm, safe place to sleep on roll away beds in our Parish Center

Learn more about the people Room In the Inn serves here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Room In the Inn requires numerous volunteers.  Participating is a wonderful and compassionate way to show Christ's mercy and love to our brothers and sisters in need.  Overnight hosts are required to complete the Protecting God's Children class.  Find training dates here.

Questions?  Please email contact Ministry Leaders Franck CzanieckiRichard Schaftlein , or Pat Sims.

Room In the Inn begins December 6 and runs

every Thursday through March 28.


Set Up Team

Three people are needed each Thursday afternoon from 3:30 - 5:00 to set up, make 20 beds, arrange tables, lay out items for our guests, and serve dinner in the Parish Center Hall (school cafeteria).  
Sign up and find details here.  

Overnight Hosts

Three people are needed overnight each Thursday to arrive at 8:00 pm, sleep over, and serve breakfast at 5:00 am.  Guests leave at 5:30 am and volunteers are finished by 6:30 am.  
Find details and sign up here.  


Volunteers are needed to prepare meals for our 20 guests.  Choose from the following:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​  ​​​​​​​

Dinner - Prepare and serve dinner for guests.  Dinner arrives between 5:15 - 5:30 and includes hearty entree, potatoes/rice/noodles, 2-3 vegetables, salad, dessert and beverages.

Breakfast - Breakfast should be delivered between 4:00 - 7:00 pm on Thursday and includes gallon of fruit juice, microwavable breakfast sausage and egg sandwichs, fruit (bananas or oranges), donuts

Lunch - Guests receive a bag lunch which contains 2 sandwiches, chips, dessert, fruit and water bottle.  Lunches are delivered on Thursday between 4:00 - 7:00 pm.  

Contact Dorothy Menze  to sign up or get more information.

"Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.
Matthew 25:40



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