Posts Tagged:homelessness

Easter Dinner at NightShift 2021

by NightShift

Holiday celebration dinners are an important part of community life at NightShift Street Ministries. When we celebrate together, it's about more than upholding traditions. It's about gathering together, to share hope, joy, and the value of humanity. And there no better holiday to celebrate that than Easter! During our special 2021 Easter Dinner, NightShift volunteers…

Sharing hope and a hot Easter Dinner during the COVID-19 crisis

by NightShift

Holiday celebration dinners have become an important part of what we do throughout the year in the NightShift neighbourhood. Hot meals shared with friends and family take on special meaning for all of us during the holidays. During our special 2020 Easter Dinner, we served ham dinner and all the fixings, chocolate treats and a…

Women’s shelter gives warmth, welcome

by NightShift

For people without homes in Metro Vancouver, the February frigid temperatures and snowstorms have made basic health and survival a challenge. But the weather issues facing folks without homes began before the snow started falling. Last November the rain was so bad that Marcia couldn’t go out for days. The 54-year-old woman, who is homeless,…

A Ministry of Persons, Not “Results”

by NightShift

“I tried to imagine what it’s like in his shoes.” By Sandy Phillipps People sometimes ask me what results we are seeing on the streets. As if we would give up and move on if we see no change in a person growing stronger in taking responsibility for themselves. The longer I am around, the…



Mac at MissionsFest 2013

by NightShift

MaryAnne Connor, president and founder of NightShift Street Ministries, will host a seminar at MissionsFest Vancouver on Friday, Jan. 25 at 4:30pm.  For more information, check out the MissionsFest website and join us! Mac will be speaking about her new book, The Shift: The Power of Belief, telling the stories of how God led her…



Acts of Kindness – reciprocated in full.

by NightShift

Each month, close to 100 young people come through NightShift to go out into the streets of Surrey to bring comfort, hope, love and lots of smiling faces to our less fortunate friends. Our AOK (Acts of Kindness) groups prepare hot chocolate and bags of goodies, including items ranging from socks to granola bars. We’re…