Stories of Advent – Year End

by NightShift

Wishes from the heart What a pleasure it’s been connecting with you this Christmas month. I have enjoyed sharing NightShift stories of love, hope and purpose throughout December. NightShift celebrated Christmas with a sit-down turkey dinner and gifts for our community on December 17. For our friends on the street experiencing homelessness, poverty, addiction and…

Stories of Advent – Dawson and Gord

by NightShift

The miracle of friendship With Christmas Day almost here, the team at NightShift Street Ministries is reflecting on, and celebrating, the genuine friendships formed within our community. We have been blessed to see deep connections formed between our staff, volunteers and friends on the street. The depth of love and friendship I have witnessed at…

Christmas Dinner 2022

by NightShift

Food for the Soul. NightShift’s annual sit-down Christmas Dinner is special to us. Every year, around this time, we gather together to serve a holiday meal made up of hot turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes and all the fixings necessary for a delicious Christmas dinner. With the help of donors, staff and volunteers, this past…

Stories of Advent – Deb

by NightShift

Caring for one another Since NightShift Street Ministries began on a cold winter's night 19 years ago, God has used the hearts and hands of thousands of people to reach out to friends in need on the street. Each person in NightShift's family of support comes with their own story, and their own compelling reason…

Stories of Advent – Maisie

by NightShift

Every life has value Meet Maisie Zandbergen, NightShift Street Ministries' resource worker. When Maisie joined the NightShift staff team last year, she brought a deep understanding of meeting people where they are at, valuing their lives, and helping with their immediate needs. Maisie meets one-on-one with people in our Resource Centre, many of whom are…

A sense of gratitude this Thanksgiving

by NightShift

At NightShift Street Ministries, we love celebrating Thanksgiving Dinner and a shared sense of gratitude with friends in our outreach communities of Surrey and Langley.   NightShift’s 4th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner saw 80 friends in Langley and 140 in Surrey gather for a hot turkey dinner with all the fixings, pie for dessert, and coffee gift cards…

Club Freedom at NightShift

by NightShift

The Welcome Centre at NightShift Street Ministries is a well-used and well-loved space! In addition to providing a warm, welcoming drop-in centre every weekday, and monthly offerings like movie night and haircuts, NightShift is honoured to share our Welcome Centre space with other ministries, like the wonderful team at Club Freedom. An initiative born out…

Connecting around an Easter meal

by NightShift

NightShift’s 2022 Easter celebration dinner was special – to us and to the friends we serve. Of course, it was a time for a holiday great feast and chocolate treats. But it’s also about so much more. It’s about sharing the Hope that Easter brings, and building friendships, creating connections, and bringing people together through…

COVID-19 – February 2022 Update

by NightShift

Message for NightShift volunteers in Surrey and Langley, BC: During the past two years, we have issued a number of updates with changes to our outreach procedures, in accordance with Public Health Orders and the BC Centre for Disease Control. Thank you for responding and adhering to the restrictions that are placed on us all.…

COVID-19 in the New Year, 2022

by NightShift

Message for NightShift volunteers in Surrey and Langley, BC: It's a new year and here we still are with COVID-19 restrictions in place. We continue to persevere with our nightly outreach services and as many programs as we are allowed to provide that are so important to the people we serve. Thanks to the continued…