Last Winter, our church was used as an overflow homeless shelter. This Winter, we believe that God is encouraging us to take a much bolder step – to be an every night shelter for the homeless families in Winston Salem. This is a big step for us and one we can only consider because we believe God is leading us in this direction and will be with us every step of the way.
Our shelter will take place right in the worship area of our church, just like it did last year. It will run from December through March and be open when the temperature will be below 40 degrees at night. We will need a lot of volunteers for this great ministry. We need people to help with check in every night, and at least two people to spend the night every night. We are hopeful to have enough volunteers so that we can ask people to spend one night a month at the shelter. This would be a total of 4 nights over the winter. In just two days we’ve had over 70 people volunteer for this. How awesome is that!
We’ll have lots more details about this coming soon. If you would like to volunteer or have any questions, please contact Steve Smith, who is in charge of this awesome ministry for us. His email is moc.oohaynull@55htimssws.
We’re New Story Church and we take seriously God’s call to help those who have nowhere to rest their head at night.