Education and DayShift Programs
Daytime initiatives at NightShift
We are continually expanding our Education mission to include new programs and support groups to meet emotional, spiritual and practical needs of people in our community. Programs that welcome people in off the street to take advantage of the resources and care before COVID-19 have included regular Art Classes, Selah women’s days and Bible Study. Alpha, ROW and InterMission are all programs that we have put on hold for the time being. We have been able to continue with weekly prayer meetings in lieu of our regular Prayer Walks in the community. And our Leadership Development program – FORGE – has gone online!
NEW: Welcome Centre DROP-IN
This program provides an opportunity for people in the community to come by on weekday afternoons to connect, chat, access support, and engage with NightShift volunteers and each other. At this time, DROP-IN days are restricted to Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4 pm. Warm up over a cup of hot chocolate or grab a cool drink when the temperatures are rising, and make new connections over a game of chess or a crafts activity and more.
We have been facilitating a Bible Study since 2012. It is designed to bring hope and love to all people who feel life is overwhelming and hopeless. Most importantly they are loved unconditionally by God! We have seen a great need and especially during COVID-19 and our group has remained appropriately socially-distanced and active on Wednesday evenings.
Community Art Classes – on hold until further notice
Open to everyone – join us on a drop-in basis on Fridays (5:30-7 pm). Try your hand at drawing, painting, sculpting or whatever activities our group has lined up on the day. Our Art Class is free to attend and open to anyone in the community. We appreciate donations of supplies.
Selah women’s days – on hold until further notice
Our celebration day events such as Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day, when volunteers pamper with makeovers, wellness treats and love, are not taking place because of the pandemic.
Alpha – Street Edition – on hold until further notice
ALPHA is for anyone interested in exploring the meaning of life. In a friendly and casual setting, meet new friends over dinner, learn about intriguing topics of the Christian faith and join in the discussion. We will post the dates of our three-month program as these become available.
“You have all made such a difference in my life. Maggie has changed the way I do my art…. It is so much better now! And, you just remembering my name, means so much. I am struggling through some big health concerns right now and this place means so much to me. The atmosphere is different here.” Jim