Jesus spent His life helping others. “The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”(Matthew 20: 28) Service is the heart of the Christian life. At TLC, we serve all of God's children, from the youngest to the oldest through different service opportunities. 

Reverse Advent Calendar

Let's teach our kids how to give back to people in need and those that do not have enough food to eat. Download this calendar or get one in the church narthex. 

There are containers are in the church narthex for you to bring in your items. 

Thank you for helping.

Reverse Advent Calendar

Military Outreach

Situated in San Diego, we serve in a community with hundreds of military families.  We seek to walk alongside our military families as they spend their time in this area. 



Third Avenue Charitable Organization (T.A.C.O.) s an ecumenical ministry born out of our sister congregation, First Lutheran Church in downtown San Diego.  Through volunteers serving meals, members making mask for those in our community, and collecting needed toiletries and supplies, we support T.A.C.O.'s guests. 


Giving Garden

Located on the back of the church property, we host over 34 garden plots which serves opportunities in our immediate community and throughout local organizations. 


Chain Gang

A group of men who serve the congregation by helping maintain the TLC's campus. 


God's Work, 

Our Hands Sunday

The second Sunday of each September, we join together with all ELCA congregations for a day of service in our communities.  

We have on campus activities, as well as opportunities to serve in the greater San Diego community.