Community Service Day to hit streets Sunday

This Sunday’s services at the Solana Beach Presbyterian Church have been cancelled, but for good reason.

“We don’t have a sermon in the sanctuary, but a sermon in the streets,” said Pastor Tom Theriault.

This Sunday will be its second annual Community Service Day, in which roughly 3,000 members and volunteers will do a variety of projects throughout greater San Diego.

Locally, participants will sand, paint and clean the beach benches in Del Mar, the St. Leo’s preschool and La Colonia Community Center in Solana Beach. Other groups will visit senior citizens at the Solana Beach La Vida Del Mar home. Volunteers will be making improvements to the T-ball field at Skyline Elementary School, including its pitchers mound, benches and grass.

“It’s a great opportunity for people to get together in a community setting and give back to the community,” said Solana Beach councilman Dave Roberts. “I’m just thrilled how this has really taken off.”

In other parts of San Diego County, volunteers will cook and serve meals at Rady Children’s Hospital, assemble hygiene kits for the homeless and sew helmet liners for soldiers.

“It’s going to be a great day,” Theriault said. “It’s a great joy for me to see our church reach out and join hands with other people in the community who want to make the community a better, brighter place.”

Community Service Day will extend to 123 sites across the region. More than $20,000 has been raised for paint, brushes, baby clothes and other supplies.

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