Foothills United Methodist Church
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Growing in grace.... Serving with love.

Nomadic Shelter

 
The Nomadic Shelter Ministry is an ecumenical program that serves homeless persons in El Dorado County. Each participating church hosts one or more nights a week to provide homeless guests with a warm and safe place to sleep during the winter months. Guests are served a hearty evening meal and breakfast in the morning, and are given warm clothing, shoes, and hygiene items from our Job’s Shelters of the Sierras (JSS) clothing closet.  In addition to serving the physical needs of our guests, we seek to minister to the soul and spirit, and provide each individual with a sense of dignity, safety, and belonging.
 

The shelter November through March.

You can make a difference in the life of someone who is homeless.
 
Sign up Now to Volunteer    
 
 
Please contact Cindy Peil at 530.391.6881 for more information.
Volunteer Opportunities
  • Shelter Set-Up by 5 PM  Set up tables, chairs, and TV on Shelter evenings.  A diagram for placement of furniture will be provided.
  • Evening Transportation beginning at 4:30 PM (5 PM pickup) –  Using Shelter vans, pick up guests at one of three designated locations in Placerville beginning at 5:30 PMand transport to Foothills UMC.
  • Check-in at FUMC from 5 - 7 PM – Check overnight guests and their belongings into the Shelter.
  • Bring Evening Meal from 6 - 6:30 PM –  Bring a hearty entrée, which can be a soup or casserole, a bread or salad, a small dessert item and 6 to 8 two-liter bottles of soda (not diet and with no caffeine).  The meal should be ready to serve guests by 6:30 PM.
  • Evening Host from 7 to 9 PM -  Socialize with guests, help them get settled, provide and play movie and assist with kitchen clean-up if needed.
  • Bring Breakfast Items by 8 AM –  Bring breakfast items such as cereal, milk, fruit and/or bread or protein for the morning.
  • Overnight Host from 9 PM - 2 AM –  Watch over guests while they sleep.
  • Overnight Host from 2 - 6 AM –  Second half of overnight shift watching over guests as they sleep.  Help get them up in the morning.
  • Morning Host from 6 - 8:30 AM –  Make coffee, set out and serve breakfast items to guests. Organize clean up and guests are expected to help.  Stay with guests until they are transported from the church.
  • Morning Transportation from 7 - 9 AM –  Using Shelter vans, transport guests to three designated locations in Placerville. 
  Sign up now to Volunteer
 

Other Ways You Can Help

  • Donate gently-used sweatshirts, jeans, rain ponchos, hoodies, tennis shoes, and white cotton socks.
  • Bring items for Shelter supply closet such as decaf coffee, cereals, sugar, creamer & paper goods.
  • Donate a grocery store gift card to help with meals
  • Lend or donate a DVD movie.
  • Donate magazines, games and paperback books. 
 

 For more information, please contact FUMC’s Nomadic Shelter Committee:

Dan Clark, FUMC Spokesperson, 916.704.0139
Cindy Peil, Volunteer Coordinator, 530.391.6881
Barbara Priou, Meal Coordinator, 408.823.0032
Michael Ling, Overnight Host Coordinator, 916.458.4038
Marilyn Long, Shelter Set-Up and Morning Host Coordinator, 510.552.5370
Marilyn Marcroft, Shelter Supplies Coordinator, 916.933.1799
Melody Moore, Transportation Volunteers Coordinator, 417.350.3904