Serving in the Community
: Helping Others
Throughout Saint John's rich history, its leaders and members have been advocates for Denver's marginalized, through efforts such as founding the United Way and working for civil rights. Our outreach work continues under the leadership of the Urban and Social Concerns Commission (USCC), a group of volunteers which meets regularly to oversee agency grants, plan educational events and organize service opportunities. Members at Saint John's are active in Habitat for Humanity, and many more organizations in our city. To get involved with the work of the commission contact Rob Vock at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you've been thinking of service work, the Urban and Social Concerns Commission has many interesting and worthwhile volunteer opportunities available. Some of the group offerings would make for very meaningful family time together. The mission of USCC is 'to be a tangible witness to the living power and presence of God among us. Through the grace and guidance of the Holy Spirit, we seek to be Christ's agents of reconciliation using our gifts and talents in a caring ministry to our neighbors throughout the city and the world."
Agencies Supported by Saint John's Cathedral
Saint John's Cathedral, through the work of the Urban and Social Concerns Commission, provides grants to local social service agencies. Because of this funding process members of Saint John's Cathedral have formed valuable and vibrant relationships with many social service agencies and the people they serve throughout the Denver area.
Current Serving Opportunities
Emergency Shelter for Women at Saint John's
Saint John's Cathedral is working to become a host site for emergency overnight shelter for women on Monday nights. We need your help to make this happen! Volunteers are needed for set up, staffing overnight, and clean up. Also, we need: sheets, pillowcases, blankets and pillows. More Information >
Youth sandwich making project for the homeless
Perhaps you have heard or read about the SANDWICH MAKING PROJECT FOR THE HOMELESS. This Youth Ministry has been going on since January 2010. In fact the Youth Group and the SoWhat Group have made 1,290 sandwiches (with help from adults who made the sandwiches this summer). The sandwiches are made each Sunday morning and are delivered to St. Paul's Lutheran Church on the corner of Grant and 16th (about five blocks from Saint John's) every Monday morning. Seven hundred and fifty hungry men and women gather at St. Paul's each Monday morning in anticipation of a hot meal. When everyone has been fed, sandwiches are passed out for the people to take with them for a next day meal. Contact Martha Hansen at email@example.com
to become involved.
Habitat for Humanity
Volunteers helped build a new home in August. Saint John's Cathedral is part of the Habitat on the Hill interfaith coalition which is joining forces with the Denver Alliance for Interfaith Action to help build a home for the Avitia family. Susana Avitia and her three children will have a permanent place to call home. It will be wonderful to have the children have more stability in their lives and be able to stay in the same school, Suzy says. "Home ownership will mean a lot to me."