Every November for the past 16 years, L.I.V.I.N.G. Ministry has hosted one of the biggest community celebrations in Pittsburgh. We gather together in Allegheny Commons Park on the Northside and praise the name of the Lord. During that day, we invite as many homeless as we can (usually over 450), as many volunteers as we can (usually over 250) and we celebrate the life that we have in Jesus Christ. We have a bunch of different groups leading worship, serve an awesome hot lunch, pray with each other, play board games, and give out warm clothes. The event begins at 9am (Volunteers arrive at 7:30am) and we wrap up by 2:00pm (clean up is finished by 2:30pm).
To make ALIVE work, we need tons of volunteers (close to 200), lots of winter clothes (around 450 bags), food, musicians, people to lead various stations, prayer support and much more! ALIVE is also a great opportunity to get larger groups involved in serving the homeless, as well as a way to better understand the relational nature of L.I.V.I.N.G. Ministry. ALIVE is now a collaborative event that is organized and made possible by many churches and organizations around Pittsburgh that are committed to serving our homeless brothers and sisters.
Check out the Alive website for more information, to donate, or volunteer.