The Global Grace Cafe is a new initiative of the Reformed Church of Highland Park, set up for the purpose of highlighting the delicious tastes of global cuisine from around the world that is represented by our members and friends. The goal of the cafe is to raise funds to support the immigration and refugee initiatives of this church and its partners. It's a cafe by the church, featuring the global community that now calls Middlesex County home, to help raise funds to meet the needs of those who are arriving and settling here.
Global Grace will be a daily Cafe that operates from 9:30 am-2 pm. Coffee and pastries will be served each morning. Starting at 11:30 am a full lunch service begins. In addition to a daily soup option from Sierra Leone, and a delicious salad, there will be an entrée prepared by our featured chef from India, Syria, Guyana, Jamaica or Indonesia.
The lunch menu prices are as follows, every single day.
- $2 cup of soup
- $3 salad
- $5 lunch-size entrée
- $1 cookie
- There will always be a $2.00 kids plate of pasta available!
The cafe will operate out of the church Quilt Room Mon-Wed, and will operate out of the social hall on Thurs-Fri. during many weeks of the year. Other weeks it will be out of the social hall all 5 days. The social hall is a big, beautiful spacious room. Come grab a $1.00 cup of Fair Trade Coffee and a pastry and settle in with a book and stay for lunch! Also, there is free wi-fi available throughout both rooms where the cafe will operate - plenty of room for guests to sit for hours if desired. Would you like to have a group come together for a business meeting or book-group over lunch? We can find quiet places within the church facility to accommodate your needs. Frequently the main course will be vegetarian, but even if it isn't, there will always be a vegetarian soup and salad.
You can call ahead to 732-249-7349 to make orders for pick up. Maybe, if there is enough interest, we'll add delivery as an option.
Have you wondered how best to support the Immigration/Refugee work of RCHP and its partners? Committing to eating delicious food regularly at our cafe, and sharing the news that this place is about to open for business, would be a great way to engage! Monday April 18th is opening day!
If you'd like to volunteer at the cafe, or if you'd like to learn how food from additional cultures can be highlighted, let us know. If you enjoy your lunch, and you'd like one or more of the chefs to prepare food for a wedding, Bar-mitzvah, baptism party, birthday etc...you can hire a chef through our Catering for A Cause Initiative, which will be affiliated with Global Grace.
This cafe is about enjoying delicious food, but it is also about enjoying the deliciousness of living in a world that is diverse, open, sharing, and free. Come taste and see!
Peace to you, Seth Kaper-Dale, The Reformed Church of Highland Park
Three Bridges Reformed Church, 470 Main St., Three Bridges, will host a program on modern day slavery - in our world, our country and even our local communities, on Sunday, April 17 at noon. Jennifer Lucking, Mission co-worker with the Reformed Church in America's Global Mission, will be sharing about her ministry work.
In her role, Lucking engages with congregations, groups and individuals to equip and mobilize them in channeling their concerns for modern day slavery, human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. She also works with a number of local organizations working to serve the needs of victims and survivors.
Situated in southern Ontario, Canada, she serves on the board of directors for Restorations Second Stage Homes, a ministry working to open a long-term home for survivors of commercial sexual exploitation, and she is the RCA representative to the Canadian Council of Churches' Commission on Justice and Peace where she serves as the Chair for the Working Group on Human Trafficking in Canada. She lives in the Hamilton area with her husband Mark, daughter Amy, and a smattering of pets.
Light refreshments will be served after the talk.