Water Street’s Evening of Celebration

Friday, November 10th, 2023

6:00 PM

Marriott Downtown Lancaster
Heritage Ballroom

Registration is closed; please reach out to donorservices@wsm.org for more information.  

Join us for a celebratory dinner of all God is doing at Water Street through people like you!

Celebrate God's Work in 2023

During Water Street’s Evening of Celebration, we’ll come together to celebrate all God is doing through Water Street and for those experiencing homelessness and poverty. We’ll also take time to celebrate four individuals who have gone above and beyond in how they care for hurting individuals in Lancaster. 

Take A Unique Journey Through Water Street

Our Evening of Celebration is a time to connect with Water Street in a unique, once-in-a-year way. Enjoy food and fellowship, as well as a chance to take a journey through Water Street, it’s ministries, and the lives of those we serve. 

You’ll see art installations from local artists and even poetry and art by guests of Water Street Mission themselves, all sharing the story of God’s restoration in our community.

See Your Mark On Our Community

This event is a way to celebrate Water Street, local changemakers, and the many lives being impacted in our community. But it’s also a celebration of you and how you make a difference to your neighbors, through praying, volunteering, giving, and more.

As a thank you, you’ll have the chance to interact with Water Street stories and see in a hands-on way how you are contributing to the lives of our guests. You’ll also have a chance to contribute to a piece of artwork, in collaboration with guests of Water Street Mission, and even leave with a piece of the night yourself!

This Year's Theme

Reframing the Future

Reframing The Future centers on how we can take all the core ingredients God gave us and make something beautiful. It challenges us to reimagine what comes next and continue to step into creating positive change in our community. 

The Night Includes

Art exhibits highlighting our ministries
A special exhibit highlighting the artwork of our guests experiencing homelessness
A three-course meal (hors d’oeuvre, dinner, and dessert)
Inspiring stories of God working at Water Street and in our community
An important update from Water Street President, Jack Crowley
The recognition of this year’s four Isaiah 61 Award recipients
And a special thank you to our Water Street supporters

Frequently Asked Questions

If you don’t find what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Yes; business casual. This is a mix of formal and casual attire, with an emphasis on casual. 

Hors d’oeuvre will be served upon arrival as guests mingle and connect with Water Street. Options include stuffed mushrooms, spanikopita, chicken potstickers, and more. 

The main course is an Italian Pasta Bar with various options of sauces, vegetables and pasta types such as classic lasagna, lightly fried chicken parmesan, penne Alfredo with peas, and more. We will have gluten-free and vegan dishes as well; if you have dietary restrictions, please let us know so we can accommodate your needs. 

Towards the end of the night, we will be handing out dessert for our guests to enjoy while exploring our exhibits. Options include tiramisu, mini cannolis, gluten-free flourless chocolate cake, and fresh fruit. 

We recommend parking at Penn Square Parking Garage. This garage is completely automated and is open 24/7, including elevators. There are two entrances, one at North Christian and East King Street and another at East Mifflin and Duke Street. 

See a map of the parking garage here

Water Street serves the local community through 8 ministries, including our shelter, health clinic, pre-school, and more. Each art exhibit will highlight one of our ministries in a beautiful and unique way. 

We have engaged local artists as well as guests of Water Street Mission in the process of creating the installations – all of which reflects God’s restoration in our community. 

You can register for the event here

You do not need to bring your ticket, we’ll have your information at registration.

Children and youth age 12 and up are welcome to join the event. Please note tickets are needed to all attendees. 

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Chet & Sharon Beiler