Our annual Christmas Dinner is a celebration of the Advent season and the culmination of another year spent sharing life together with men and women experiencing homelessness in Atlanta. Since 2001, we have welcomed all at a candlelit feast complete with real plates, tablecloths, caroling, and loads of Christmas cheer.
We do this sitting side-by-side and feasting together. We intentionally hold the dinner outside for the comfort of the chronically homeless that may feel uncomfortable coming indoors. It’s a beautiful event that many look forward to every year.
On Sunday, December 8, we held the 18th Annual Lazarus Christmas Dinner and it was amazing! We celebrated the Christmas season and the culmination of another year spent developing kinship with our brothers and sisters experiencing homelessness.
We had surprisingly good weather, beautiful decorations, plenty of delicious food to go around, and loads of Christmas cheer.
Special thanks to Atlanta First UMC for hosting us, Whitefield Academy for getting our guests to the dinner, Starbucks for the warm coffee and hot chocolate, Trinity Youth for caroling, and everyone that cooked and volunteered!
You can view some incredible photos, courtesy of Sarah Harms Photography here.