“Still No Room in the Inn,” the 28th annual Christmas caroling for people experiencing homelessness, will begin at 6:30 PM on Friday, December 8th at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 100 Mirror Lake Drive in St. Petersburg . Carolers will carol at homeless shelters and other spots in downtown St. Petersburg. The caroling will end at 9:00 PM with cookies and hot chocolate at the manger scene near the corner of 2nd Avenue and Bayshore Drive NE on the St. Petersburg waterfront. Rides back to cars parked at the church will be provided. The caroling is sponsored by Celebrate Outreach, a grassroots faith-based organization working to end homelessness in St. Petersburg.
“Still No Room in the Inn” takes its name from the Christmas story. Jesus of Nazareth was born as a homeless refugee and was placed in an animal’s feeding trough because there was “no room in the inn” for him and his family. The caroling is a reminder that two thousand years after the first Christmas there is “still no room in the inn” for many people in St. Petersburg.
“Still No Room in the Inn” is free and open to the public. For more information: (727) 894-2832.