“Room in the Inn”
“For most of our lives, we’ve listen to the all familiar Christmas Story…
Since childhood, we are reminded of how Joseph and Mary searched for a place so that Jesus could be born. How over and over again they were told that “There is no room in the Inn”. We hear how they followed a star and found a stable. Jesus could have been born in a palace, so why did he choose a stable? I think that a stable was chosen because God knew that someday there would be so many homeless and hungry people in the world. Some homeless would be so because they themselves made bad choices; others because they are just victims of circumstances that they could not control. It doesn’t matter what the reason is, for Jesus knew that one day places like Martha’s Kitchen would let them know that “There is room in the Inn”. He also knew people like you and your volunteers would be there to welcome and comfort them.
Today the Christmas Story means more to me than it ever has in the past. I’ve listened to my sister and heard the pain in her voice as she wonders where she is going to live. It doesn’t matter why she is in this situation. I hope that she will be accepted and loved. I won’t find peace this Christmas until I hear someone say to her, ‘Annie come in, there is room in the Inn.’
God bless you and each of your volunteers for all the wonderful work you do not only at Christmas but every day of the year.” Love, Sally Christmas 2015
This Christmas Eve our doors will be open to receive and welcome all who desire a warm, safe and festive place.
We will also be extending our hours on Christmas Day. In addition to great food, fellowship and caroling, our hope is to have Christmas bags filled with essentials and a little extra for our guests. If you would like to assist us, please have items at the Kitchen no later than Thursday, December 22nd.
- Gift Bags (variety of sizes), / Tissue Paper, / Warm Socks, / Winter Hats and Gloves,
- Full size: bars of soap, bottles of shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes,
- Cough drops, / Vitamin C drops, / Bottles of Tylenol and Motrin, / Bacitracin cream,
- Hand wipes / Kleenex / Lip balm / Tissues / Deodorant / Hand sanitizer,
- Travel coffee mugs / Razors and shaving cream,
- Movie Passes / Coloring books / Puzzle books / Board games,
- Stocking stuffers for men, women and children,
- Gift cards for a meal at Subway, McDonalds etc. / Gift card to local food store,
- Christmas Cards with handwritten note of encouragement~!
- Open Christmas Eve; 5 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Christmas Day; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.