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 2020, 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.
Our Plan for City Care Lunch on Sunday 19 April
City Care will run on a takeaway-only basis gifting shopping bags filled with hygiene essentials, non-perishable food items and ‘groceries only’ gift cards to all-comers. Excess bags will be distributed at several homelessness hot-spots throughout the City.
We will also seek contact details from our regulars and encourage them to let us know how we can help them more specifically over the coming months.
For more information contact the City Care team by email firstname.lastname@example.org