Faith in Action
Faith in Action (FIA) is a standing commission of Saint John’s Cathedral. This group of justice-seeking Christians provide leadership for Saint John’s Cathedral in the three areas of service, education, and advocacy.
Faith in Action’s work is rooted in the Episcopal baptismal covenant: We “seek and serve Christ in all persons,” loving our neighbors as ourselves, and we “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.”
(From the Book of Common Prayer)
The St. Francis Apartments at Cathedral Square
In 2018, Saint John’s Cathedral opened an apartment building with St. Francis Center across 14th Avenue for permanent supportive housing for individuals transitioning out of homelessness. Saint John’s members are invited to volunteer in a number of ways including monthly lunches with the Deacon, Bible study, workshops & classes, and caring for the rooftop garden with resident gardeners.
Loaves & Fishes
Each July, FIA organizes a food drive to benefit Metro Caring. In addition to asking for food donations, the cathedral focuses on volunteer opportunities and food advocacy. In 2023, Saint John’s donated over 2,250 pounds of food.
Metro Caring Community Learning Gardens
Our garden plots along 13th Avenue are tended in partnership with Metro Caring. Plots are given each year to members of the Metro Caring community so they can grow their own food. Saint John’s members are invited to help garden to build community with our neighbors.
Each December, FIA members select a few local non-profits from the list of cathedral grantees to work with on the Giving Tree campaign. Holiday gifts and gift cards are collected from parishioners for those in need who are connected to those non-profits.
Faith in Action is offering volunteer opportunities on the second Saturday of the month at various partner organizations and grant recipients. For more information on the upcoming service opportunities, email Deacon Jack Karn.Email Jack
A few of our partner organizations are looking for people who can commit to volunteering more regularly. Consider joining a small group of Saint John’s parishioners who volunteer at Metro Caring, St. Francis Center, and other non-profits. For more information on these volunteer groups, email Deacon Jack Karn.Email Jack