Serve at Calvary and in the community.

Make a difference in the world that God made by volunteering at any time. We have opportunities for you to join us in service in-person and on-campus throughout the week (while doing so safely under Covid-19 restrictions). You can also serve the church and community online on the weekend and throughout the week. We are able to offer you one-on-one coaching or small group training, while adhering to safe physical distancing guidelines of online via video conferencing.

God's Work, Our Hands. April 20-23, 2024.

Please check out the various ways you may serve!

One area of focus for our Mission Outreach ministry is Food Insecurity.  Check out these videos showing our Calvary Cares Food Drive Program and making Sack Lunches for those in need.

Take a look at Calvary's ongoing Community Outreach & Join us in serving San Diego's North County - YouTube

CLC Solana Beach | Calvary Cares food drive - YouTube

CLC Solana Beach | God's Work. Our Hands. Sack Lunches outreach. - YouTube

Thank You, Calvary!

We loved our neighbors boldly on Love Your Neighbor Sunday by hosting a blood drive and making sack lunches for Interfaith.

Twenty-eight donors gave blood and the Red Cross thanked us warmly for achieving 144% of our expected turnout. Enough blood was donated to save the lives of up to 81 individuals. BRAVO to all who gave this vital gift to our community!

We made 525 Sack Lunches for Interfaith! Sixth-three Calvary members and friends enjoyed the cheerful camaraderie of working together for a good cause. We decorated lunch sacks, made sandwiches, worked the assembly line and cleaned up, all in a little over an hour. WOW!

Food insecurity and hunger are real for some in our community. Interfaith was so grateful when we arrived with two SUVs completely filled with sack lunches. Thank you all!


Help Our Neighbors Facing Food Insecurity

Recently, the San Diego Union-Tribune published an article detailing how food pantries in San Diego are struggling to meet the increase in local residents needing food assistance.

You can help!  Calvary Cares is collecting donations for a food distribution at the end of the month to families from our local elementary school.  Our goal is to help 25 families.  Each family will receive approximately $150 worth of groceries.

How can you help?

  • Make a monetary donation to Calvary Cares either by check or cash or go online to and click on the Give Now button. Be sure to indicate your donation is for Calvary Cares. Consider sponsoring a full or half “grocery cart.”
  • Go shopping and pick up food items. Check with Marybeth Norgren as to what is needed. Costco shoppers are especially needed.
  • Divide up large bags of rice, beans, and pasta to give to individual families.
  • Volunteer to sort food on Saturday, January 27, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  • Help with the distribution of food to families in our downstairs parking lot on Tuesday, February 6 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Sign up to volunteer or make your donation at the Mission Outreach table, starting this Sunday!


Sorting Through Your Books for the New Year?

Please consider donating your gently used books, especially for children and teens, to Calvary’s Little Free Library.  Nonfiction and fiction are both good. Before you donate, please make sure your book is in good condition and is a title that would be of interest to the general public.  Drop off your donations at the office during the week or with a member of the Mission Outreach team on Sunday.  We rotate in new selections as needed. Contact Teresa if you have questions.


Volunteering at TACO

Prayer Shawl Ministry and Quilting for Uplifting

Helping Afghan Refugees: Download information about local efforts here.

Helping Ukrainians: Lutheran Disaster Response is accompanying our companion churches in Ukraine, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, as well as such ecumenical partners as the Lutheran World Federation and Church World Service, in their humanitarian responses to the crisis. These partners provide refugees with immediate support and supplies such as food, blankets, water and hygiene kits.  For more information, go to: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (



Join a ministry team:

  • Children, Youth & Family Ministry: this team of youth and adults mobilizes people and families for spiritual growth, community, and service through age-specific ministries.
  • Faith Formation Ministry: teach classes or facilitate small group ministry
  • Lay Care Ministry: visit those who are homebound or in recovery from an illness or surgery
  • Parish Nurse Ministry:    provides education, including CPR; health counseling, patient advocacy, help with referrals, a health screening team, emergency response team, and facilitates the development of support groups. This ministry seeks to promote understanding of the relationship between faith and help.
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry: learn how to knit prayer shawls and blankets to give to those in need of comfort and prayer
  • Worship Ministry: participate in worship services by becoming an usher, a reader, a sound board operator, an acolyte, or part of the altar preparations team
  • Welcome Ministry: work with others to make sure our campus and organization are a welcoming community to all
  • Music Ministry: modern instrumental and vocal ensemble group, women's choir, soloists, create a group
  • Mission Outreach Ministry: coordinates service in and with our local and global communities.

For information email Teresa.

All materials, a script, and the station manual will be provided.

Volunteer today!

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