You're Invited to Room in the Inn!

December 23-25 @ Aldersgate Camp

It is with joy and excitement that I share this Christmas opportunity with you again this year. For the eighth year we are inviting our friends without homes to a two-night stay and four meals at Aldersgate Camp in Turner, Oregon. It is our hope to host them as Jesus himself. Last year we saw the radical impact of making space for 192 people at our table & family celebrations. This year we hope to house 180-200 people for two nights, share four meals & celebrate the incarnation of Jesus together.

God is so GOOD! We are so thankful for the incredible partners we have that make Room in the Inn possible – 19 Churches: Salem First Free Methodist Church, Our Savior Lutheran Church, New Harvest, Salem Alliance Church, Salem Heights, Gateway Foursquare, CityVibe, Bethany Baptist, Way of Life Fellowship, Bridge Covenant, Emmaus, Saint Thomas Covenant, SOMA, Refuge, South Salem Nazarene, Relevant Life Church, New Vision, and Calvary Chapel of Salem, more than 200 volunteers and another 200 partner sponsors.

There are many ways to get involved!


• This has been a pivotal time of transition and readiness for many who seek hope, healing and housing the past four years. Pray for blessings upon each one that would join us this year. May they be overwhelmed with the love and peace of Christ as we celebrate the holiday together.

Follow the event on Facebook – ongoing updates and needs will be posted there. [Room in the Inn 2018]


• 200 people @ $75 a person for a total event goal of $15,000

Checks can be sent to Church@ThePark, 4455 Silverton Rd NE, Salem OR 97305

MEMO: “Room in the Inn” – OR to donate using a credit/debit card via Square:

• Practical Christmas gift bags (200 needed)

We will have individual people to sign up and buy for – names will be loaded as people register.

Here's how it works:

Use this link to see our Volunteer Times AND Welcome Bag Donation sign-ups: - The website will walk you through everything required to sign up!


Meals - serve & share in one of the 4 family-style meals

Setup & cleanup of the Camp facility before & after the event AND for meal times

Participate in or plan a relationship-building activity (gingerbread house-building, board games, hearing stories, prayer times, Christmas card-making or other craft projects)

Participate or Lead music for any of the 4 meal times

Use this link to see our Volunteer Times AND Welcome Bag Donation sign-ups: - The website will walk you through everything required to sign up!

Please email Volunteer Coordinator, Gabi Vincent at with questions or for additional instructions.

Last year our friends overflowed with gratefulness at every meal & interaction:

“When you come out here, you’ve got a whole other family.”

“It’s heaven. I’ve been looking forward to it all week.”

“Thank you for the caring and giving Spirit that you have besotted on us all.”

“These have been the three most peaceful days of our year.”

“Being here has made me feel human again.”

“Being here like this makes me realize what I can do for others.”