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
    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
      Ways to Engage
      SELECT A TAB BELOW

      Join the Costa Mesa Neighboring Network

      Be an “Intentional Neighbor”
      Sign up and receive:

      • Encouragement from other intentional neighbors in your neighborhood
      • Ongoing support from a “Neighboring Lead Team” in the city
      • Practical resourcing for projects and ways to impact your neighborhood
      • 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

      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


      Volunteering with Trellis was a huge step out of my comfort zone. It has been the best step I have made in a long while.
      Mike - Volunteer