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We’re so glad you found our website. Whether you’re visiting us from another part of the world, or from right here in the Huntersville, North Carolina area — welcome!

We’re so glad you found our website. Whether you’re visiting us from another part of the world, or from right here in the Huntersville, North Carolina area — welcome!

Room in the inn logo

For 19 years Huntersville United Methodist Church has partnered with the Urban Ministry Center and other area churches to sponsor a ministry called "Room in the Inn" in which we provide twelve homeless neighbors a warm and safe place to sleep, a hot shower, three meals, and love and fellowship. The ministry offers a unique way for people of faith to become directly involved with people who are homeless.

For HUMC this occurs on every Wednesday night during December, January, February and March. Urban Ministry provides the central location for homeless neighbors to go through a carefully formatted intake and registration process and then gather to be picked up and brought to our church.

This ministry needs MANY volunteers. Possible ways to serve include:

  • Helping to organize the fellowship hall for each evening event
  • Inflating our air mattress beds and making them up
  • Driving our church van to both pick up our guests on Wednesday evenings and returning them to Charlotte early Thursday morning
  • Being part of a group that cooks and serves supper for our guests
  • Spending the night to supervise and generally be a chaperone
  • Providing a bag breakfast for our guests
  • Providing bag lunches for our guests
  • Deflating and storing the air mattresses and generally reorganizing the fellowship hall on Thursday morning after our guests have departed

For more detailed job descriptions, click HERE.

The simple goal is to keep homeless people from freezing on cold winter nights. A greater goal is to provide a more personal relationship to homeless people, at least for a night, and a deeper understanding of the depth and complexity of being homeless.

To be a part of this ministry, you can sign up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094eafa822a2f85-room. If you have any questions about the ministry contact George Royster at 704 807-5470 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..