NightShift 2008

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In 2008, NightShift’s first social enterprise was born. The idea sprouted from the plethora of clothing donations we were receiving for distribution at nightly outreach. With many of these items not meeting the immediate needs of our street friends, MaryAnne Connor had the innovative idea of launching a thrift store open to the public, both…

NightShift 2007

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From the beginning, NightShift quickly became a special place of interdenominational Christian faith and service. Folks from dozens of churches in Surrey and beyond have come together over the years, in answer to Jesus’ call to care for the poor, and in faithful service to our outreach mission. Pictured here is a vision-casting and prayer…

NightShift 2006

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In 2006, NightShift moved into its first official office and outreach space at 10753 City Parkway. The building needed some sprucing up, and among the many helping hands was our dear friend from the street, Denis, who rolled up his sleeves and helped paint the exterior. NightShift had previously been serving from Bentley Field, but…

NightShift 2005

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The snowstorm of January 2004 eventually passed, but the needs of people struggling on the street remained – for connection, hope and nutrition. The growing group of volunteers stayed steadfast in providing overnight shelter, safety, a hot meal and prayer for weary souls. The name “NightShift” soon emerged for the ministry – coined to reflect…

NightShift 2004

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In January 2004, during a raging snowstorm in Metro Vancouver, MaryAnne Connor tossed and turned in bed at night, unable to fall asleep. She had one question plaguing her mind: “Where are they sleeping tonight?” She couldn’t shake the call God had put on her heart – to care for the vulnerable men and women…

Christmas Dinner 2023

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Christmas is a wonderful time to celebrate in community, and that's exactly what we do at NightShift Street Ministries! Last weekend, NightShift hosted our biggest ever sit-down Christmas Dinner in Surrey, when we welcomed about 195 people to gather around a hot turkey dinner, receive gifts, hear live Christmas music and experience the joy of…

A Plate Full of Gratitude

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NightShift's 5th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner was such a special time! Between Surrey and Langley, NightShift served 250 friends in need in our communities. On the menu was a hot turkey dinner complete with stuffing, mashed potatoes, mixed veggies, cranberry sauce and gravy – all the fixings for the perfect Thanksgiving feast! We had pumpkin pie…

NightShift’s Annual Summer BBQ

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The Annual Summer BBQ is one of our favourite events here at NightShift Street Ministries. This is when we gather folks from all corners of our community – volunteers, donors, supporters and friends on the street – for a time of fellowship, music, and of course, good eats right off the grill! About 175 friends…

Our Easter Dinners in 2023

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NightShift Street Ministries' 5th Annual Easter celebration meals filled not only plates and bellies, but also hearts. Sharing the Easter meal with friends who are experiencing homelessness, poverty, addiction and mental illness, is more than upholding a tradition - it's an opportunity to rejoice together in the hope of Jesus. Volunteers and staff shared a…

Stories of Advent – Year End

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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…