Local Missions



Acting Locally

"...you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria...". (Acts 1:8)

At all times God calls us to action locally and globally for all people.
We are His witnesses for the world to see His love and hope. We believe God created us to work together for the good of our city and live that out with our local partner organizations. 

Act locally in Costa Mesa and Orange County to live as God's witness.

Ways to care for our community in this time



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PRAY

We believe that God hears us when we pray and that He can do more than we can ask or imagine.

Join the movement to pray with Christians throughout Costa Mesa to pray without ceasing for 24 hours a day! Pray Costa Mesa began on March 23rd and will continue through Holy week. Sign up to pray for one hour in your home for our community and the world that is impacted by Covid-19.

Sign up to pray and receive your prayer guide.


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SERVE

People currently living without a home or on the streets are vulnerable and in need of lunches. We understand that budgets are tight, one or two lunches makes an impact and is needed.

STEP 1: Assemble Bags
Assemble a pre-made bag lunch for the day that homeless guests can grab for the day. 

Ideal Lunch Menu: peanut butter and jelly sandwich, juice box, fruit with a peel (banana, apple, orange or tangerine, grapes), chips or a cookie.

STEP 2: Personalize It
Draw or write on the bag, get creativity with an encouraging message! Take time to write a personal note to include in the lunch. Share scripture, a prayer or words of hope.

STEP 3: Delivery or Pick Up
If you are able to drive and deliver lunches, this is most helpful! Drop off pre-made bag lunches for the day that homeless guests can grab for the day. 

Delivery location:  The Crossing Church, Check-in Center

Delivery hours: 6:00 am - 7:30 am and 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm daily

If you are not able to deliver, contact us to coordinate a time for pick up.


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DONATE

Project Hope Alliance cares for kids experiencing homelessness in the Newport Mesa School District. Their pantry is running low on supplies to deliver to kids and families.

Food Items Needed:  granola bars, chips, popcorn, mac & cheese, rice, pasta, pasta sauce, dry beans, cereal, water bottles.

Sanitary Items Needed:  Hand soaps, hand sanitizers, dish soap, laundry detergent, diapers (size 5-6), toilet paper, paper towels, lysol, disinfecting  wipes

Delivery location: 1954 Placentia Avenue, Suite 202 (Patio) Costa Mesa 

Delivery hours: 10am-3pm daily

Project Hope Alliance Phone Number: 949-420-0919

If you are not able to deliver, contact us to coordinate a time for pick up.


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DONATE BLOOD

If you are healthy and able to donate blood, schedule your appointment at your local facility. There are approximately 600 blood drives that have been canceled due to gathering limitations, which means 18,000 units will not be received.

Costa Mesa Cares Blood Drives
Facilitated by Southern California Blood Bank

Thursday, April 2nd from 11am-5pm at Lighthouse Community Church
Saturday, April 4th from 8am-2pm at The Crossing Church

If you prefer to schedule an individual appointment visit redcross.org.
The nearest American Red Cross facility to Christ Lutheran is located at 17800 Newhope St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708.


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GIVE

When people are in financial need, one of the places they turn to is their church. We love to respond with financial assistance, when our Agape Fund has the available financial resources.

Contribute to the Agape fund.
For donation by check or online, please include "Agape" in the memo.
Checks may be mailed directly to Christ Lutheran Church & School.


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TRELLIS

Join Trellis' efforts to help those in need by offering your time to pick up groceries, deliver food boxes, and provide relational support. 

If you know individuals who are in need of assistance, they can request help through Trellis and the Costa Mesa Cares Team will follow up.

Visit Trellis COVID-Response to sign up or request help for individuals or families impacted.