Beginning with Ash Wednesday, the ancient Church incorporated 40 days of solemn practices that prepared them for the joy of Easter. In light of the tumultuous events of the last year, from the global pandemic and racial unrest to political turmoil and economic suffering, Hope for San Diego invites you to 40 Days of Service focused on lament and hope for our city.
Please consider joining us in prayer and service, engaging with your city and under-served neighbors as you prepare your own heart for the celebration of Easter. Sign up below for in-person and virtual events.
40 Days of Prayer
“We confess that we may be afraid to lament—to passionately express our grief or sorrow. But we also admit our willingness to learn to do it. In lament, we experience our Savior, who was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief (Isaiah 53:3). You invite us into these spaces of lament because you can handle our pain… We can trust that you will be faithful to heal our pain.”
Danielle Anderson, “Let us Pray: Prayers from Women of Color”
Virtual Opportunities to Serve
Easter Care Package for Families at Solutions for Change
Add some extra fun for this Easter celebration and support a previously homeless family by putting together an Easter care package of goodies and essential items (max price range $50). Drop off your package by Sunday, March 28th, 2021. Sign up below.
In-Person Opportunities to Serve
**Please follow our Safety Protocols and precautions regarding COVID-19.**
Refuge for Women
Saturday, March 20th from 9:00 am – Noon – North County
Join us for cleanup and yard workday as we support Refuge for Women’s mission to open up this rehabilitation home for trafficked women. Must be 16 years of age or older for this project. Sign up below and you will receive the confidential location closer to the event date.
*(FULL)* Saturday, March 13th from 9:00 am – Noon – South County
Generate Hope’s rehabilitation home for women who have been trafficked needs maintenance on its property and landscaping. Must be 18 years of age or older for this project. Sign up below and you will receive the confidential location closer to the event date along with more details.
San Diego Rescue Mission
*(FULL)* Saturday, March 27 from 9:00 am – Noon – Downtown
Help the Rescue Mission as they complete some final preparations for their Easter meal and service.
Saturday, April 3 from 9:00 am – Noon – Downtown
Help the Rescue Mission distribute care kits and promote their Easter Sunday meal to our homeless neighbors downtown.
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