G.U.E.S.T. (Gloucester United Emergency Shelter Team)

2017 GUEST Logo

“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”  Matthew 25:40

Gloucester United Emergency Shelter Team, began its 3rd season of winter shelter for the homeless on Monday, December 7th and will run through April 4th, 2016.

G.U.E.S.T. (Gloucester United Emergency Shelter Team)  is a coalition of local churches that work together to provide emergency shelter for the homeless in our area during the winter months. Participating churches provide overnight lodging and meals to those who have no home of their own.  Volunteers must attend a free training session.

Visit the GUEST Facebook for intermittent announcements.

We look forward to working with you over the winter months to provide much needed shelter to those in need.

 Please call Pauline Littell at 804-815-8030 if you would like to volunteer or have any questions.

Gloucester United Emergency Shelter Team

PO Box 743, Hayes, VA 23072


The GUEST shelter season is quickly approaching.

Monday, December 4th, 2017 through Monday, March 26th, 2018


Gloucester Point Baptist Church will host GUEST the weeks of:

Jan. 8th – 15th & February 12th – 19th  

GPBC Supporting Organizations

1.) Abingdon Ruritan Club will partner with us and supply/pay for all the items needed for breakfast

2.) Groves Memorial Presbyterian Church will provide and serve all the dinners for the 2 weeks that GPBC is hosting!

We are so very grateful to all the GUEST volunteers for giving of their time and other resources to care for others in need!

Volunteers will be needed to help bring meals, provide breakfast and lunch items, cover the shelter shifts from 6:30-11 pm (check-in and dinner), 11pm-5 am(overnight), and 5-7 am(check-out and breakfast).


How can you help?

  1. Make a monetary donation to “GUEST” or/and
  2. Volunteer to work for various shifts

Volunteer Training:

For more Information, contact Pauline Littell, GPBC Guest Coordinator 804- 815-8030

Winter Host Schedule and Locations:

Each church will host from Monday night through the next Monday morning

December 4 – 11 Bethany UMC
December 11 – 18 Providence Baptist Church
December 18 – 24 Newington Baptist Church
December 24 – 31 Gloucester Moose Lodge
December 31 – January 8 Susanna Wesley UMC
January 8 – 15 Gloucester Point Baptist Church
January 15 – 22 Susanna Wesley UMC
January 22 – 29 Abingdon Episcopal Church
January 29 – February 5 Bethany UMC
February 5 – 12 Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church
February 12 – 19 Gloucester Point Baptist Church
February 19 – 26 Olive Branch UMC
February 26 – March 5 Newington Baptist Church
March 5 – 12 BridgePoint Church
March 12 – 19 Providence Baptist Church
March 19 – 26 Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church


Bethany United Methodist Church

1860 Hayes Rd, Gloucester Point, VA 23062

Olive Branch United Methodist Church

10833 Harcum Rd, Gloucester, VA 23061

Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church

6470 Main St, Gloucester, VA 23061

Newington Baptist Church

6169 Main St, Gloucester, VA 23061

Gloucester Point Baptist Church

7741 Terrapin Cove Road, Gloucester Point, VA 23062

BridgePoint Church

10487 Harcum Rd, Gloucester, VA 23061

Gloucester Moose Lodge

Moose Drive, Gloucester, VA 23061

Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church

3900 George Washington Mem. Hwy, Ordinary, VA 23131

Abingdon Episcopal Church

4645 George Wash. Mem. Hwy, White Marsh, VA 23183

Providence Baptist Church

3051 Providence Rd, Hayes, VA 23072