For the past eight years, Church@thePark has hosted friends without homes for Christmas - a two-night stay and five meals at Aldersgate Camp. It is our hope to host them as Jesus himself. Last year Room in the Inn 2018 pulled together 20 different churches, more than 200 partner sponsors, 280 volunteers, and served 218 guests. This year we hope to house 200-220 people for two nights, share 5 meals & celebrate the incarnation of Jesus together.
There are many ways to get involved!
This has been a pivotal time of transition and readiness for many who seek hope,
healing and housing the past three years. Pray for blessings upon each one that
would join us this year. May they be overwhelmed with the love and peace of
Christ as we celebrate the holiday together.
• 220 people @ $75 a person for a total event goal of $16,500
Checks can be sent to Church@ThePark,
4455 Silverton Rd NE, Salem OR 97305, MEMO: “Room in the Inn”
• Practical gift items (220 needed of each needed)
We collect donations for a variety of practical items that we put together into
"Welcome Bags" to give when guests check in to Room in the Inn.
• Meals - serve & share one of the 5 family-style meals
• Setup & cleanup of the Camp facility before & after the event AND for meal times
• Participate in or plan a relationship-building activity (gingerbread house-building,
board games, hearing stories, prayer times, Christmas card-making or other craft project)
• Music - carols for one of the meal times
"I can't believe you do all this for us...this is the most wonderful Christmas I've had since I was a kid. Thank you so much for making time for all of us. We are so thankful for the love you show us."
"The lady we collect cans from sent us here. All we hoped for was some help with food and maybe gas. I never expected to be able to stay! It's so nice to be inside and warm to rest. We haven't had that for a long time."
"It's good to know there are still places to find hope. The people here give us way more than clothes and meals. I am grateful for this, especially at Christmas time."