Category Archive for: In the community

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…

A Christmas Dinner 2020

by NightShift

NightShift's Christmas Dinner 2020 was definitely one to remember! This year, for the first time, we were delighted to extend our hot turkey dinner service to include Langley as well as Surrey. Because of the generosity of our sponsors from the local business and faith communities, NightShift shared a holiday meal, gifts and goodies with…

COVID-19 – NightShift Outreach in Surrey & Langley

by NightShift

Message for NightShift volunteers in Surrey and Langley, BC: [ original post Mar 2020; updated Nov 2020 ] With the global Covid-19 pandemic and resulting government-mandated social distancing, we are in unprecedented times around the world, in our country and communities, and right here at NightShift Street Ministries. NightShift will continue to serve a hot…

Free Night Market brings joy

by NightShift

You know the excited feeling that comes from finding a piece of clothing that fits just right, comes in a colour you love, and is exactly what you need? The icing on the cake, of course, is if the price is right. You just grab that item and run for the check out, heart pounding…

Local Starbucks stores reach out in partnership

by NightShift

It’s amazing what wonderful things can come from our regular, everyday lives, when we just take the time to look outside of our own routines and pay attention to our community. Starbucks store Manager, Marianne Abaya, does more than just show up for work every day and serve delicious coffee at her location in Whalley.…

Calling women in from the cold

by NightShift

NightShift Street Ministries is calling vulnerable women on the street in from the freezing cold nights, this week and throughout the winter, with our new Extreme Weather Response (EWR) shelter. The shelter is now open from 8 pm to 7 am during temperatures of -4◦C or below, or in snowy conditions. The dramatic turn in…

SOS – urgent call for PRAYER

by NightShift

I am reaching out to you today with an URGENT CALL FOR PRAYER. We hear the words daily in newscasts, and read them in print media all over the Lower Mainland: “fentanyl crisis” and “overdose epidemic”. There are lives behind those words – lives that are being lost, as people die tragically and abruptly from…