Homeless Ministry

Homeless Ministry

"If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness..." Isaiah 58:10


The Mission Lunch began in the early 1990s with a hot lunch cooked and served by 3 volunteers to about 20 needy. The Mission Lunch was conceived as an expression of hospitality, where everyone would be treated with dignity and respect in an environment where social spirit and fellowship are given special importance. Now, nearly 20 years later, the Mission Lunch has grown to 60-64 guests, with numerous volunteers, many who participate week after week.

Every Friday from 10h to 14h, the Mission Lunch Program provides a free, cooked lunch to the homeless or hungry in Paris. An ACP team of volunteers organizes the lunch on the second Friday of each month. We also welcome volunteers every week for cooking, serving and cleaning-up.

If you are interested in volunteering, please first contact

Breakfast and Sandwich Ministry

Breakfast and Sandwich Ministry

Breakfast Mission
1st and 2nd Saturday of the month in conjunction with the American Church in Paris (ACP)
Prepare the Breakfasts: Friday night 19h at ACP; Meet in basement - room G7
Distribution in the streets of Paris: Saturday morning 8h at ACP; Meet at Reception ACP 65 quai d'Orsay, 7ème

Sandwich Mission
3rd and 4th Saturday of the month in conjunction with the American Church in Paris (ACP)
Prepare the Sandwiches: Friday night 19h at ACP; Meet in basement - room G7
Distribution in the streets of Paris: Saturday afternoon 13h30 at ACP; Meet at Reception ACP 65 quai d'Orsay, 7ème


Serve the City Homeless Ministry

The Serve the City Mission Project distributes food donated by Prêt à Manger to the needy. Volunteers are needed to help pick up sandwiches and distribute them to homeless people. Monday-Friday, 8h, Prêt à Manger, Neuilly-sur-Seine.

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Volunteer Opportunities at ACP

  • Volunteering at ACP

    One of the core values of ACP is to be a beacon of light and life on the Seine, calling out to our community to come in and be a part of the mission of Christ. There are multiple points of entry for members of ACP and our Parisian neighbors to serve those in need and our community through volunteer opportunities. If you are looking for a way to contribute, below we have provided a list of opportunities.

  • Contemporary Worship

    Slide Projection Coordinator: Coordinate the projection of the slide presentations during the 13h30 service. Help recruit and train people to set up the projector and run the slides in the weekly contemporary worship service. We would like to build a team of 10 people so that each person can serve once every 2 months running slides during the service.

    Tech Support: Install and break down sound equipment during the 13h30 service. Training will be provided, no experience necessary. Volunteers will need to arrive at 12h15 the weeks they are scheduled for set up and/or stay until 15h for breakdown.


  • Bloom Where You are Planted 2018

    Director: Lead the planning of the upcoming Bloom Where You Are Planted Conference, October 2018

    Bloom Book Updaters: Help update the information in the new Bloom Book. This work can be done from the comfort of your own home.

    Onsite: Volunteers will be needed to help before, during, and after the event on Saturday 6 October.


  • Survival Guide Update

    The Survival Guide is a 12-page document full of information for people seeking food, shelter, and help of any kind. It is a wonderful tool to give to those seeking help from the church. It has also become a great resource for the US Embassy. We need someone to go through the document to make sure that all the information is still accurate and up to date.


  • Worship Liturgists
    Read Holy Scripture passages aloud to the congregation during our 9h, 11h and 13h30 services.


  • Weekday Sanctuary Tidying

    Twice a month during the week tidy the pews and make sure each pew has the correct accoutrements (bibles, giving envelopes, pencils, etc.)


  • Community Life

    The Community Life ministry is responsible for the organization of community events such as Thurber Lecture dinners, the Thanksgiving dinner, Easter breakfast, and more. We welcome new, extra hands who enjoy being a part of creating a welcoming and hospitable environment.

    Help decorate and set up and/or tear down our events.

    Help with food preparation (washing, peeling, cutting, and chopping) as well as baking or preparing desserts, cookies, preparing cheese platters, and other small buffet style snacks. If you're a cook (non-professional is ok) who doesn't shy away from helping prepare a basic meal to fill 50 plates, be sure to contact us!


  • Friday Mission Lunch

    Cook, clean, and serve hot meals to the hungry and homeless in Paris every Friday from 9h30-14h as part of the Friday Mission lunch, at The American Cathedral, 23 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris.


  • Breakfast and Sandwich Ministry

    Prepare sack meals for the homeless, as part of a team every Friday evening (19h-20h) at ACP (room G2).

    Distribute sack meals for the homeless, as part of a team Saturday mornings, 8h30, on the first two Saturdays of the month, and 13h on the last two Saturdays of the month.


  • Serve the City Paris

    Homeless: Immediate relief, food services and clothes drives

    Youth and Children: Concrete solutions with local partners to ensure long-term growth and a successful future

    Migrant and Refugees: legal aid and language based opportunities

    Victims of Abuse: Solutions and resolutions to dignify all individuals

    Elderly: special care projects for the elderly in need

    Green Initiatives: varying in size and scope to ensure a better planet earth

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