City Care Lunch
In 2010, a member of our church made a suggestion: let’s not keep talking about serving the marginalised, let’s just do something.
We did. And from that has grown a Sunday lunch that happens six times a year for over 100 men and women who live on the margins: economically, psychologically, socially and culturally.
The idea is simple. Church Hill puts on a big barbecue with steaks, gourmet salads and tasty desserts, and we sit with our guests and talk. There are clothes and toiletries to take, provided you get in quick. It’s a practical and meaningful way of sharing the gospel of Jesus.
In 2021, we’re also running Bible and Breakfast. We invite the homeless community who live near church to join us for bacon, eggs, juice and a short devotion from the gospels, on the Tuesday mornings following each lunch
City Care & Covid-19
This recent article highlights the plight of people living on the streets of Sydney with the rise of Covid-19. The situation isn’t great. Our City's marginalised run a higher risk of contracting the virus and many food vans and homeless services are drying up due to a lack of volunteers, economic upheaval and the health risks involved.
After seeking advice from Sydney City Council the City Care team is determined to double-down on our efforts to support our City Care regulars during this difficult season.
Following the latest Covid-safe regulations, members of the City Care team and staff will distribute gift bags (to the value of $60) containing a pre-made baguette, salad, drink, chocolate, $20 groceries-only gift card, a reusable face mask, and a gospel tract. Interaction will be limited with no food consumed on premises.
We will not require volunteers, salads or desserts this time around, however, we’d really appreciate your prayers for the day as well as considering sponsoring a gift bag that we’ll put in the hands of some of our most vulnerable neighbours.
The next City Care Lunch for 2021 will be held on Sunday 15 August at St Philip’s Church and will be take away only.