For the past eight winters, Room at the Inn has worked with members of the Columbia community to provide for those who have no place to go in the cold winter months. Broadway Christian Church is one of five Columbia congregations that opens its facility to the homeless for shelter. Broadway hosted Room at the Inn for the month of January. Other Columbia congregations, including Fairview UMC, Missouri UMC, First Presbyterian and First Baptist are the other hosts for this ecumenical ministry, for periods of one to three weeks at a time through the first part of March.
Guy Adams, our Mid-America Moderator, is one of many, many volunteers who help make Room at the Inn work. Working as a member of a “restoration team,” which cleans the facility every morning, Guy cleaned the men’s restroom among other tasks. He hopes his actions reflect our Mid-America priority on Mission and Ministry, as well as our denominational Mission First Initiative.
One evening at the church guests were treated to some selections by harpist Maria Trevor. She plays every Tuesday evening at the church's Harp & Healing service.
Story and photos courtesy of Guy Adams.