Christmas Dinner 2019
December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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 and we hope you’ll be a part of it!
18th Annual Lazarus Christmas Dinner
Sunday, December 8 from 2-5pm
Atlanta First UMC
360 Peachtree St, NE Atlanta, GA 30308
Setup: 11am, Trinity Westside
Food Drop-off: 12:30pm, onsite
Registration: 12:30pm, onsite
Decor: 12:30pm, onsite
Beverage: 12:45pm, onsite
Security: 1:00pm, onsite
Food Service: 1:00pm, onsite
Dinner begins at 2pm!
Caroling: 2:30pm, onsite
Teardown: 4:30pm, onsite
Dinner Time: Sunday, December 8, 2-5pm
Location: Parking lot behind Atlanta First UMC (360 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308) located at the corner of W Peachtree St and Ivan Allen Jr Blvd.
Parking: We encourage you to carpool or take Marta. There are several paid lots and some on-street parking in the area. The Civic Center Marta Station is a short walk away.
Food Drop-off: If you are dropping off food and not able to stay, please drive to Porter Place NE, the one-way street from Peachtree St. that runs right along the south side of the church. We will have volunteers ready to accept your food donation at the back end of the church.
Weather: We intentionally hold the dinner outside for the comfort of the chronically homeless that may feel uncomfortable coming indoors. All of our events go on whether rain or shine. Right now, it looks like it will be overcast and in the 50’s with a slight possibility of a stray rain shower. That being said, please pay attention to the weather forecast and dress accordingly, including comfortable shoes!
Safety: Please be safe, walk in groups, and if you have any issues ask any of the security team to help you. Please do not give any rides, money, or any of your personal information (address, cell phone number, etc.), and stay within the area of the dinner. Please direct any inquiries to Ben or Johnny.
Have Fun: Remember that this event is about building community and making friends. The lines between guest and volunteer are blurred on purpose. So, have fun, eat a good meal, and meet some people!