Observe Lent
with us

"Give justice to the weak and the orphan; maintain the right of the lowly and destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked."
Psalm 82

All of us deeply desire to see relationships restored, bodies healed, and justice enacted here on earth. The period before Easter is a sacred space to experience this together.

We want to journey with you this Lent season. Take a look at our Lent prayer calendar, and sign up for one of the “Learn & Serve” opportunities below to show active love to our neighbors. 

Easter is coming!

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Learn & Serve

We’re offering opportunities to engage with our affiliate partners as they care for the underserved neighbors in our city. Find more information here!

SD Rescue Mission, Oceanside

Date: Saturday, March 2nd

Time: 10am-1:30pm

Location: Oceanside Navigation Center, Oceanside Blvd

Age Limit: 16+

Tour San Diego Rescue Mission’s newest homeless shelter! Have the opportunity to serve lunch and help with Easter crafts for the residents.

Alma Community Care, Logan Heights

Date: Wednesday, March 27th

Time: 4:30 – 7:30pm

Location: LMEC, Logan Heights

Age Limit: None, but 12+ recommended 

Experience an evening parenting seminar with Alma Community Care! Volunteers can sign up to bring food or to set up/clean up. This event includes a walking tour beginning at 4:30PM

Solutions For Change, Vista

Date: Sunday, March 10th

Time: 4-6pm

Location: Vista

Tour the Solutions for Change shelter and serve dinner for families transitioning out of homelessness. Volunteers will prepare dinner for between 3-25 people (number will be confirmed the preceding Tuesday). Dinner needs to be prepared ahead of time by volunteers.

Great opportunity for a group to fill!

Entry Level

SDRM Easter Outreach Meal, Downtown

Date: Saturday, March 23rd

Time: 9-11am set up

Location: Downtown, Elm Street

# of Volunteers: 10

Help set up decorations and cafeteria for the afternoon outreach meal

Age limit: 12+

WR, Haiti Outreach Event, City Heights

Date: Saturday, Feb 24th

Time: 8am – 12:30pm OR 12pm – 4pm

Location: City Heights

Fairmont Baptist
4100 Fairmount Ave.,
San Diego, CA 92105

Help with organizing and distributing donation items in the morning, or with kids activities and clean up in the afternoon. You can sign up for shifts: Saturday morning set-up and distribution, and/or Saturday afternoon distribution or clean-up.

Donation Drives

World Relief Clothing Drive

Deadline: Sun, February 18

Drop-Off Location: Covenant Church, North Park

Requested items: 

    • Warm clothing – jackets, pants, hats
    • Both genders – men’s especially
    • Diapers and wipes
    • Blankets, sleeping bags

Only gently used clothing please, no stains or tears

SD Rescue Mission Food Drive

Deadline: Sunday, March 17

Drop-Off Location: Covenant Church, North Park (M-F, 9-2)

Sign up to receive a list of the most needed items. 


Why Lent?

Lent is a special time of personal repentance. But in our western evangelical culture, we’ve lost the practice of community-wide lament. We forget to cry out to God on behalf of the poor, the oppressed and forsaken. Lent invites us into faithful prayer, community-wide repentance, and charitable action.

Lament allows us to (momentarily) step into solidarity with the financially poor. Lent is traditionally centered on fasting. By stepping into this spiritual practice, we acknowledge that not everyone in our city has access to food. Naming specific injustices in this way aligns us to the heart of God.

Lament is not a failure of faith, but an act of faith. We cry out directly to God because deep down we know that our relationship with God counts. It counts to us and it counts to God.

Lent is a communal experience. When we observe Lent in our bodies through prayer and service, we are stepping into hundreds of years of diverse Christian tradition. It isn’t just about giving up personal distractions. It is a time for collective, community-wide lament over injustice.

Prayer Calendar