This Year…

Room In The Inn’s Winter Shelter program runs from November through March each year, in coordination with almost 200 congregations throughout Middle Tennessee. The program provides safe shelter, warm meals, and fellowship for our neighbors struggling with homelessness during the coldest months of the year.

Franklin First UMC welcomes twelve overnight guests every Thursday night from November through March. These men, women and children who are experiencing homelessness are picked up in Nashville and transported to our main campus. They receive a hot, nourishing meal, have opportunity to shower, are provided with a safe place to sleep, have access to articles of clothing they may need, and are given breakfast and a sack lunch before being transported back to Nashville.

This ministry does not happen without an army of volunteers. Click the link below to see how you can help.

Find out how you can serve here.
Sheltered Men, Women & Children (as of January 18, 2018)
Meals Served to our RITI Guests (as of January 18, 2018)

Contact Us & Learn More

Franklin First UMC Contact: Dan and Rachel Williamson at or 615-512-8083.

For more about Room in the Inn visit their web site at:

Ways to Serve

Find out how you can serve here.

Overnight Hosts Needed

  • March 7 (1)
  • March 8 (2)
  • March 22 (1)

Breakfast Needed

  • March 9
  • March 16
  • March 23
  • March 30

Clothing Needs

  • Larger sized men’s and women’s winter and rain coats
  • Men’s and women’s jeans and black pants
  • Winter hats and gloves
  • Outdoor appropriate shoes
  • Family size pump bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body wash.
  • 3x and larger new undershirts
  • Any size 4x and up clothing