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.
The first City Care Lunch for 2021
will be held on Sunday 21 February at St Philip’s Church. We would love your help in the following ways:
- people to bring salads
- people to bring desserts
- gifts of clothing (preferably new)
- volunteer on the day
- pray for good weather on the day!
We’re praying for great weather with the hope of setting up as much seating as we can outdoors. Invariably, there’ll be some takeaway, but hopefully most people will be able to sit down outside and share a meal with us. We’ll also have the ‘shop’ back in operation.
Follow this link to let us know how you can help out
For more information contact the City Care team by email firstname.lastname@example.org