Spirit in Action
Social Justice Group
Who We Are:
Spirit in Action, the social justice group was formed to serve people in our community, across the country and throughout the world to live in dignity and peace. Among the issues addressed are homelessness, immigration, women's rights, equality for all, gun control, refugees, just to name a few. We join with other organizations working in these areas. Our mission: Connect with the community to insure love and equality to all that are in need of light.
We meet the last Sunday of each month at Swami's Restaurant in North Park at 9am. Contact: Lorraine Iverson at for questions.
North Park Lions Club
We enjoy an active service partnership with NP Lions as a benefit of previously sharing their space for Sunday gatherings. Some of the projects in the works are those that serve local schools and students from disadvantaged backgrounds, such as delivering fresh produce from the San Diego Food Bank to the schools for parents to pick up when they pick up their children as well as other needs. Lions Club International is a service membership organization of over 1.7 million members worldwide, with programs which include sight conservation, hearing and speech conservation, diabetes awareness, youth outreach, international relations, environmental issues and many others.
Angel Tree Program
Providing gifts for children of Parenting Youth in San Diego’s Extended Foster Care Program AND the Alpha Project - Bridge Housing.
In 2020, Universal Spirit Center's 9th Annual Angel Tree Program sponsored a total of 109 children in San Diego. Thanks to all the sponsors and Patrons who provided matching funds.
Global Heart Tithe
Each month we tithe to people and organizations that align with our Center's purpose and mission.
Universal Spirit Center commits to tithing 10% each month on what is given to us. Each month we give 5% of this tithe to organizations or individuals who work toward creating a world that works for everyone!
Anyone may apply for a Global Heart Tithe grant.
All applications will be reviewed by Stewardship Core at its monthly meetings.
To suggest a recipient for a Global Heart Tithe, send an email with GHT Proposal as the subject line.
Include the following information:
1) Your name, email address, street address, and phone number.
2) Name of proposed organization or individual, their mailing address, and a contact person.
3) Briefly describe their mission and what the contribution would be used for.
4) Provide the organization's website.
5) Please include 501c3 status, if applicable.
Interfaith Shelter Network
Each winter, volunteers prepare and serve meals for San Diego homeless through the Interfaith Shelter Network. Contact: Viraj Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paper Bag Ministry
Each month, we fill bags with water, snacks and personal hygiene products. Anyone can take
bags to give to those they meet asking for