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)
St. Francis Apartments at Cathedral Square
Focused on the meaningful involvement of Saint John’s parishioners in the development of community for our neighbors in the Saint Francis Apartments, over 40 volunteers participate in a variety of activities. These include monthly meals, workshops, and classes; trips trips to the Metro Caring food bank; a Friday morning fun gathering; and plan and care for the rooftop garden alongside resident gardeners. For more information, contact Fran Trujillo.Email Fran
Women's Homelessness Initiative
As a ministry of Capitol Hill United Ministries (CHUM), WHI provides a safe and welcoming overnight shelter for up to 25 women each night of the year. Saint John’s volunteers are needed 26 Monday nights a year to cook, prepare breakfast bags, assist with set up and hospitality, or be an overnight volunteer. For more information, contact Susan Ritter.Email Susan
Our gardens along 13th Avenue are tended in partnership with Metro Caring. Volunteers from Saint John’s assist Metro Caring’s garden participants with their individual plots by occasionally watering, weeding, or picking up trash. Garden volunteers should plan to visit the garden once a week during the growing season.
As Denver’s frontline anti-hunger organization, Metro Caring meets people’s immediate need for nutritious food while also sustainably addressing the root causes of hunger and poverty. Join Saint John’s volunteers at Metro Caring to help provide healthy food access, nutrition education, and job readiness coaching.
St. Francis Center
A refuge for metro-Denver area homeless men and women, the Center provides shelter and services that help to meet basic needs for daily survival and transition out of homelessness. The Center offers day services, employment services housing, storage, and outreach assistance (medical, substance treatments, employment, veterans affairs, legal help, and assistance with Social Security, disability, food stamps, and Medicaid benefits). For more information or to join other cathedral volunteers, please click here.
Center for Immigrants
Center for Spirituality at Work
Colorado Community Outreach
The Delores Project
Dry Bones Denver
Episcopal Relief & Development
Family Promise of Greater Denver
Network Coffee House
Project Education South Sudan
Rocky Mountain Welcome Center
St. Francis Center
Faith in Action Commission Members
Meg Parish (Vestry Liaison)
Faith in Action is a growing ministry. If you feel called, please join us as we seek to serve the metro-Denver community. For more information, contact Andrew Greenberg.