2019 CPC in The Hill BBQ Ministry

“Alright good people, the hot dogs are ready, so come on over!”

For eight (8) Wednesday evenings each summer Christ Presbyterian Church in The Hill rolls out a grill into Trowbridge Square Park in the Hill (New Haven, CT). The good people of CPC in The Hill bring dishes, fruits, salads, and some dessert. We offer a small feast to whomever happens to be in the park that evening. Sometimes, for some, it will be there only meal for the day. 

The good people of the park—dad’s spending some time with their kids, single moms giving their children some end-of-the-day energy release, neighbors hanging out, plenty of unparented teens, and the homeless, the addicted, and even some gang members. They are all invited to join us for a short message (i.e., I do some park preaching) and a prayer (for them, for the Hill, and thanks for the food)—and they do come to hear the Word even though they know they'd still be able to come eat even if they waited for 5 to 10 minutes. Last year we averaged easily an average of 85, sometimes 90, and even up to 120 will gather. Listen. Pray. And, then, eat.

These eight evenings are our church’s signature ministry. We need some help to cover the costs for this ministry. We need weekly supplies, 2-new fire resistant canopies, some new coolers, and of course the hot dogs (and some other basic food items). Although our church family and friends bring home-cooked dishes and deserts (from their own tables), between incidentals, weekly supplies, propane, some equipment, some outreach items, and school supplies we give away on the last Wednesday—with the growing crowds who join us—each Wednesday park ministry costs about $195––and with the needed equipment and supplies, will need this year about $2,200.
It is amazing we can feed between 85 to 120 people for $195. Would you consider helping us make this happen again for our 2019 summer—and for the people in the Hill?


Chip Anderson
New Haven, CT

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