40 Days of Service
40 Days of Service
Take a step out of your comfort zone by caring for your under-served neighbors!
Lent is a season of preparation for Easter. Beginning with Ash Wednesday, the ancient Church incorporated 40 days of practices that reminded them that the light of Christ’s resurrection was only possible through the darkness of the self-sacrifice.
One of these Lenten practices was acts of service and giving on behalf of the poor. In serving others, we die to ourselves in small ways that mirror Christ’s death on our behalf. And as we serve together, we remember that we don’t exist only for ourselves, but for the good of those around us.
Check out the opportunities below as ways to engage with your city and under-served neighbors as you prepare your own heart for the celebration of Easter.
Opportunities to Serve
Showers of Blessing
Saturday, February 29 from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm – Encinitas
Help provide a clean start to the weekend for the homeless in the Encinitas area. Join the Showers of Blessing team by signing up to help in such roles as hospitality, intake, shower cleaners, shower monitors, clothing table, and more. Kids 12 and up welcome.
San Diego Rescue Mission
Saturday, March 7 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Downtown
Get to know more about the work of San Diego Rescue Mission by serving at their facility. This will be a work day to create a space well-suited for the healing of the formerly homeless guests of the mission.
Saturday, March 14 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Mira Mesa
Help beautify the Walker Elementary campus – where our weekly tutoring program Walker Buddies is held. Kids under 16 welcome with parental supervision.
Refuge for Women
Saturday, March 21 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – San Marcos
Serve a new organization to San Diego, Refuge for Women, by preparing their property for sex trafficking survivors.
Alabaster Jar Project
Saturday, March 28 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Escondido
Come alongside the work of Alabaster Jar Project as they care for survivors of sex trafficking by taking care of their property. Kids welcome with parental supervision.
Saturday, April 4 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – South Bay
Help care for survivors of sex trafficking by caring for the place they call home with Generate Hope. Adults only please.
My First Home
Saturday, April 11 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Mission Valley
Come alongside a young adult coming out of the foster care system and moving into independence. Help them shop and prepare for their first home through Just In Time for Foster Youth.
Solutions for Change
Sunday, March 8 or April 12 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm – Vista
Care for families transitioning out of homelessness at Solutions for Change by providing dinner for those in their Intake Access Center. Kids welcome!