Category Archive for: In the community

Our Easter Dinners in 2024

by NightShift

Last week, with the kind help of volunteers and donors, NightShift served a special Easter meal with about 250 people in Surrey and Langley. Friends experiencing homelessness and poverty were welcomed to a full ham dinner, chocolate treats and coffee gift cards, along with the opportunity to write a message of hope on coloured paper…

NightShift 2008

by NightShift

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

by NightShift

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…

A Plate Full of Gratitude

by NightShift

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

by NightShift

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

by NightShift

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

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 – 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…