DRC welcomes Fr. Strobel for a master class and in-depth look at this inspiring ministry of shelter and fellowship. Register at http://bit.ly/FrStrobelFW
FORT WORTH, Texas (September 22)—Room in the Inn founder Fr. Charles Strobel will travel to Fort Worth Wednesday, October 14 to train and inspire the flock of North Texas congregations who open their houses of worship to shelter the homeless in the ministry known as Room in the Inn.
Fr. Strobel will be joined by Rachel Hester, executive director of Room in the Inn Nashville, in two events Wednesday, October 14, beginning at 1:00 and 7:00 pm in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth, 800 W. 5th St. in downtown Fort Worth.
Seeking to raise awareness of Room in the Inn and help sustain and grow the hospitality ministry in North Texas, the DRC (formerly the Day Resource Center) and First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth are partnering on this event.
Through Room in the Inn, people experiencing homelessness stay overnight at host churches, where they share food and fellowship with church volunteers. The flagship program, Room in the Inn Nashville, is the model for similar initiatives in 20 other communities in the United States and Canada, including Fort Worth and Tarrant County. More than 20 local congregations partner with the DRC, formerly Day Resource Center for the Homeless, to offer Room in the Inn hospitality in the hottest and coldest months of the year.
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Room in the Inn Master Class led by Fr. Strobel and Ms. Rachel Hester on starting or sustaining Room in the Inn hospitality programs. Cost is $15.
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. An Evening with Fr. Charles Strobel & Friends, featuring conversation, coffee and dessert with Fr. Strobel and Ms. Hester. Cost is $10.