40 Days of Service

During the 40 days leading to Easter, we invite you to consider how you can take a step outside of yourself and your own comfort on behalf of others. How can you begin to cultivate service and mercy as a lifestyle that pushes against the busyness, self-centeredness, and striving to acquire that can consume us?


Ask God to renew our city so that even the most vulnerable can thrive. Read about 20 ways to pray for your neighbor during Lent here.


Volunteer at least once during these 40 days. Sign up for one of the service projects listed below.


Invest $40 to care for our under-served neighbors through Hope for San Diego.

What $40 can do:

  • A week of mentoring and tutoring for an at-risk student
  • A supply of diapers for a family hosting a child in crisis
  • A weekly support group to help trafficking survivors heal



Solutions for Change Landscaping

February 25
Keep Solutions for Change looking beautiful by helping with basic landscaping tasks.
Vista, CA
Sign up here. 


Refugee Potluck Lunch at St. Luke’s Episcopal

March 4
Build relationships with the South Sudanese refugee community by bringing food to share at St. Luke’s potluck lunch.
San Diego, CA
11:15am–Optional worship service
Sign up here.


Celebration of Refugees

March 9
Join us for a fun evening of international food, entertainment, and learning about the world refugee crisis and what you can do locally to help. Please consider bringing a small donation of fresh fruit, which will be given to families at San Diego Refugee Tutoring. Children 6+ welcome.
Redeemer Church, Encinitas, CA
Learn more. 


Alabaster Jar Project

March 17
Clean and organize the resource center for trafficking survivors at The Alabaster Jar Project.
Escondido, CA
Sign up here.


Painting at Walker Elementary School

March 17
Paint the multipurpose room at Walker Elementary School to assist under-served families in Mira Mesa. Children 6+ welcome.
Mira Mesa, CA
Sign up here.


Solutions for Change Dinners

March 18
Prepare and serve dinner for families at the Solutions for Change intake shelter.
Vista, CA
Sign up for Mar. 18


Generate Hope Coronado House

March 24
Clean, organize, and move furniture into the new transitional home for trafficking survivors from Generate Hope.
Coronado Island, CA
Sign up here.


Urban Life/San Diego Refugee Tutoring

March 26-28
Pack lunches for any day of the Urban Life/San Diego Refugee Tutoring spring break camp.
Sign up here.

March 29
Join Urban Life in chaperoning San Diego Refugee Tutoring students on a field trip to the beach.
Beach in San Diego, CA (TBD)
All Day (specific time TBD)
Sign up here.



March 31
Help kids assemble kits for the homeless at the Hope for San Diego station
Redeemer Church, Encinitas, CA
Sign up here.

Sign up to attend Eggstravaganza here.


For more volunteer activities, please visit our volunteer page.