"Declare His glory ... among all peoples."

116 Bemis Lane
Jackson, TN  38301

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What's Happening In Our Church?

Room In The Inn

RITI was started in 2006 by Area Relief Ministries. We at FBCB are starting our 6 th year of participating in this ministry. The purpose is to provide shelter for homeless men in the Jackson area. Local churches have agreed to open their doors.

The men are picked up at the ARM building by the church providing shelter for that night. The services provided for the guest include supper that night, breakfast in the morning and a sack lunch when they leave. The meals are provided by Life Groups and other groups within the church. The men are able to take a shower with toiletries that are provided by donations. They also receive undergarments, gloves, and hats. They are taken back to the ARM building in the morning.

 

 


In the winter months we host two nights a month. Two men from our church are needed to spend the night. We are always in need of classes and groups to prepare the meals and donations of the toiletries and undergarments. If you are interested in staying or donating please see Joanne Prather at church.

Items Needed
tooth paste
tooth brushes and covers
razors
shaving cream
deodorant
pocket size hand sanitizers
pocket size tissues
gloves
hats
under wear (large and extra-large), socks
long sleeve t-shirts (med, large, 1X, 2X, and 3X sizes)

Gently used shirts can be used if in good condition. Sweat shirts and sweat pants are nice in the winter months. All donations can be handed to Joanne Prather or can be put in the Library with the bag labeled Room In The Inn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

It takes 1 to 2 people to coordinate RITI but it takes so many people to keep it going. I am so very thankful that I have all of you that are willing to help out.

ARM sponsors fundraising events throughout the year to raise money. ARM is currently working on a permanent location for having car washes. Information about the events, dates and times will be on the RITI page.

This opportunity that we have to be kind and offer shelter and food is a great blessing not only to the men but to us as a church as well. I am reminded of the word Jesus spoke in Matthew 25: 35-36," for I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me." Jesus said in verse 40, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.