Winter Shelter Week
2020 will mark the eighth year that Bruton Parish will provide food, lodging, showers, haircuts and a warm welcome to our homeless neighbors. Bruton is one of more than 33 con-gregations in the greater Williamsburg area that support this important ministry under the umbrella of the Community of Faith Mission (COFM). Our week at Bruton begins with dinner on Sun-day, February 9, and ends with breakfast on Sunday, February 16, 2020.
    Our Bruton Shelter week is made possible by YOU! Because of the dedication and support of so many parishioners, our guests, which can number up to 25 per night, receive a warm and safe place to sleep, a nourishing dinner, hot breakfast, and a bag lunch to sustain them during the day. Our shelter is held in Lewis Hall and opens to guests every evening at 6:30pm. There are opportunities to support check-in, dinner, security, overnight, breakfast and check-out.
    Parishioners who have volunteered year after year will tell you they believe this hands-on ministry is the work we, Christians, are called to do. If you haven’t volunteered for a shelter week in the past, please consider doing so. There is a dedicated group of leaders who will show you the ropes! The ability to sign up online will be available November 17 and, despite the need for 125 individual volunteer spots, they go quickly!
    Please mark your calendars now for the week of February 9 and be thinking about how you would like to help. You'll be hearing more details from us very soon!  If you have any questions about the Winter Shelter, please email
Last Published: October 24, 2019 4:58 PM