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 Reina

      at reina@wearetrellis.com


      Neighboring Challenge

      Ideas on how you can spread joy this season

      1. Music in front yard
      2. Caroling
      3. Door to door hand out goodies
      4. Christmas Card to neighbors
      5. Open house
      6. Tamale handout

      Let us know what your doing!

      Christmas 2019


      Recent Neighboring Challenges

      Christmas 2019

      Halloween 2019

      Halloween 2018
      Initiative Leader
      REINA CUTHILL
      Reina oversees operations through volunteer scheduling, supply coordination and event support at the Homelessness Check-In Center for Trellis. She has been volunteering with Trellis at the Check-In Center storage facility for the homeless since 2013, which she now manages. Reina recently became our Neighboring Initiative Director, and we look forward to utilizing her experience and connections with various cities, communities, and nonprofit organizations. She is passionate about growing relationships among our community and beyond. Prior to Trellis, Reina studied at UCI, where she found her heart for working with the homeless. She became President of Helping Hearts for the Homeless at UCI, which allowed her to empower students to serve the local homeless community, as well as spread awareness and education on campus. Furthermore, she oversaw several community youth programs regarding leadership development, community service & mental health advocacy at Orange County Herald Center. Reina discovered her passion for community work during her time as staff at The Beacon Church in Orange, CA working alongside Love Orange & Love Irvine initiatives and directly witnessing how churches can strategically partner with cities to make a greater impact. Reina is a proud resident of Costa Mesa, and loves pouring into the city she believes in. She was blessed to meet her husband, Chris, at the Check-In Center, and continues to serve as a family there with him and their son.
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      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