Neighboring

Become an Intentional Neighbor
Our Mission

To create neighborhoods through Costa Mesa where Christ followers are leading the way in developing community, caring for their neighbors and helping people know how much they matter to God.

Loving our Neighbor begins with praying for our neighbors, knowing our neighbors, being intentional, practicing hospitality and encouraging others to do the same.We do this not only because knowing our neighbors helps to create healthy neighborhoods and then a healthy city, we do this because according to Jesus… it’s the second greatest commandment of all time, and it’s a command for all of us…."Love your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 22:39

We want to encourage YOU to live out the second greatest commandment of all time and be an Intentional Neighbor.


Get Involved
Attend one of our monthly Neighborhood Network Gatherings
  1. Learn what it means to be an Intentional Neighbor
  2. Be part of a loving commUnity
Ideas and opportunities for Intentional Neighboring
  1. Go for walks in your neighborhood and invite your neighbor to go with you
  2. Host a neighborhood gathering (4th of July, Halloween, etc.)
  3. Become a Front Yard neighbor 
  4. Serve annually at Love Costa Mesa event
  5. For ongoing ideas and to suggest projects, visit Lovecostamesa.org

Ways to Engage
SELECT A TAB BELOW

Working together to equip families throughout our community is a way we connect and learn from each other’s backgrounds and traditions.  See ways to get involved with families below:

  • Fristers – a group of women who meet weekly to support teen moms. Fristers (Friends and Sisters) meets Wednesday nights at The Crossing Church (2115 Newport Blvd). 
  • Family Nights – an evening for the whole family to learn together hosted by Harbor Christian Fellowship (740 W. Wilson) on Friday nights.
  • Young Life Club a weekly gathering for students from TeWinkle Middle School and Estancia High School to explore biblical truths and navigate the teenage years with positive adult role models.
  • Mika Community Development Corporation – neighborly and educational support is provided through neighborhood leaders in the Shalimar, Center St. and Maple communities.  Support includes after-school tutoring and other educational resources.
    • Couples Dinners and Annual Couples Retreat – a time for connection and growing together, these venues are intended to encourage and equip couples for healthy marriages.
      • Contact Chris and Alejandra Chavez (949) 891-5928 or (949) 630-1400

    Building relationships across cultures expands our understanding of the richness of the Body of Christ. See events you can connect to below:

    • C3 (Cops, Church, and Community) Basketball Tournament and Community Fair – Sat. April 9 from 11am-4pm at the Downtown Recreation Center (1860 Anaheim Ave). More information.
    • Shalimar Neighborhood Weekly Block Party – On Wednesdays 5-8pm in Shalimar Park (782 Shalimar Dr.)  you can select and purchase a variety of Mexican dishes and connect with neighbors enjoying music and play in the park.
    • Thanksgiving Meals – Several churches and neighborhoods gather multiple cultures around a Thanksgiving meal. Stay tuned for specific dates and locations in Nov. 2016
    • Vacation Bible School Collaboration – Does your congregation share a campus with an church of a different ethnic background?  What would it look like to team up for this summer’s VBS? Contact Olga Parra for insight into how they have done it at Iglesia Harbor and Palm Harvest Church- olgawslc@yahoo.com

    Our initiative encourages pastors to build friendships cross-culturally particularly with pastors who share church campuses for the purpose of mutual encouragement and shared learning.

    If you’re interested in being connected with another pastor, or another church, please contact Andrew at andrew@wearetrellis.com!  We love to introduce friends to friends!

    Modeling the call to welcome those who are different from ourselves, we desire for Costa Mesa to be known for Biblical hospitality. See ways you can help us resource our immigrant neighbors below:

    • Share Your English – Become a conversation partner or English instructor at one of the programs below:
    • Bureau of Immigrant Affairs Accreditation – Become accredited to assist immigrant neighbors with legal processes. Contact Andrew Richards if you are interested – andrew@wearetrellis.com
    • Annual Prayer Vigil for Immigrant Neighbors – stay tuned for 2016 Fall date and details
    Ways to Engage
    SELECT A TAB BELOW

    Working together to equip families throughout our community is a way we connect and learn from each other’s backgrounds and traditions.  See ways to get involved with families below:

    • Fristers – a group of women who meet weekly to support teen moms. Fristers (Friends and Sisters) meets Wednesday nights at The Crossing Church (2115 Newport Blvd). 
    • Family Nights – an evening for the whole family to learn together hosted by Harbor Christian Fellowship (740 W. Wilson) on Friday nights.
    • Young Life Club a weekly gathering for students from TeWinkle Middle School and Estancia High School to explore biblical truths and navigate the teenage years with positive adult role models.
    • Mika Community Development Corporation – neighborly and educational support is provided through neighborhood leaders in the Shalimar, Center St. and Maple communities.  Support includes after-school tutoring and other educational resources.
      • Couples Dinners and Annual Couples Retreat – a time for connection and growing together, these venues are intended to encourage and equip couples for healthy marriages.
        • Contact Chris and Alejandra Chavez (949) 891-5928 or (949) 630-1400

      Building relationships across cultures expands our understanding of the richness of the Body of Christ. See events you can connect to below:

      • C3 (Cops, Church, and Community) Basketball Tournament and Community Fair – Sat. April 9 from 11am-4pm at the Downtown Recreation Center (1860 Anaheim Ave). More information.
      • Shalimar Neighborhood Weekly Block Party – On Wednesdays 5-8pm in Shalimar Park (782 Shalimar Dr.)  you can select and purchase a variety of Mexican dishes and connect with neighbors enjoying music and play in the park.
      • Thanksgiving Meals – Several churches and neighborhoods gather multiple cultures around a Thanksgiving meal. Stay tuned for specific dates and locations in Nov. 2016
      • Vacation Bible School Collaboration – Does your congregation share a campus with an church of a different ethnic background?  What would it look like to team up for this summer’s VBS? Contact Olga Parra for insight into how they have done it at Iglesia Harbor and Palm Harvest Church- olgawslc@yahoo.com

      Our initiative encourages pastors to build friendships cross-culturally particularly with pastors who share church campuses for the purpose of mutual encouragement and shared learning.

      If you’re interested in being connected with another pastor, or another church, please contact Andrew at andrew@wearetrellis.com!  We love to introduce friends to friends!

      Modeling the call to welcome those who are different from ourselves, we desire for Costa Mesa to be known for Biblical hospitality. See ways you can help us resource our immigrant neighbors below:

      • Share Your English – Become a conversation partner or English instructor at one of the programs below:
      • Bureau of Immigrant Affairs Accreditation – Become accredited to assist immigrant neighbors with legal processes. Contact Andrew Richards if you are interested – andrew@wearetrellis.com
      • Annual Prayer Vigil for Immigrant Neighbors – stay tuned for 2016 Fall date and details
      Ways to Engage
      SELECT A TAB BELOW

      Join the Costa Mesa Neighboring Network

      Sign up at ……. And receive:

      1. Encouragement from other intentional neighbors in your neighborhood
      2. Ongoing support from a “Neighboring Lead Team” in the city
      3. Practical resourcing for projects and ways to impact your neighborhood
      4. A sense of ownership and fulfillment knowing you are making a significant  impact in your community

      To sign up, contact Sharon at Sharon@wearetrellis.com

      An Intentional Neighbor:

      • Desires to be a follower of Jesus
      • Gets to know their neighbors
      • Prays for their neighbors
      • Serves their neighbors

      Sign Up to Become and Intentional Neighbor

      Initiative Leader
      Sharon Hurd
      Sharon Hurd is a Costa Mesa native who has intermingled with the local people and places in her community as a compassionate neighbor.  Having grown up as a true Goat Hill girl with one of Costa Mesa’s original goat barns in her backyard, she has always treasured her beloved childhood city and is still actively exploring, walking, and connecting with all the natural beauty around her. She creatively uses her artistic eye and love of photography to make connections with people in our community. Sharon is a prayer warrior and is also very involved in our prayer efforts around the city. In her role as a freelance photographer, Sharon has skillfully captured some of the most beautiful, unique, and poignant moments locally, especially in her favorite local spot, Fairview Park. 

      You may contact Sharon at Sharon@wearetrellis.com


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