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)

Faith in Action Realm Network

The best way to connect with local charitable organizations to learn more about volunteer opportunities is by joining the FIA Group in the Realm Database. Click here for instructions on how to locate the FIA Groups in your Realm account. Click here for agencies that are participants in the FIA Group in Realm. For general questions about FIA Realm Groups, contact Robert Renfro at .

If you have not yet created your Realm Account, visit our membership page for videos and PDFs instructions. If you have any questions about the Realm Database, how to create your account, or how to join an FIA Group in Realm, contact .

 

Projects in the Capitol Hill Neighborhood

Faith in Action culminates in various Saint John’s Cathedral projects as well as local and national partner ministries and advocacy and social justice partners. Below are a few of the many projects and organizations we partner with.

  • 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 to the Metro Caring food bank; a Friday morning fun gathering; and planning and caring for the rooftop garden alongside resident gardeners. For more information, contact Fran Trujillo.

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  • Metro Caring

    Our cathedral community partners with Metro Caring in a number of ways, including a few parishioners who volunteer regularly to assist in week-to-week operations. Each summer we host our Loaves & Fishes campaign to donate canned foods and non-perishable groceries to their Fresh Food Market. We also have a number of garden plots on the cathedral campus that are tended in partnership with Metro Caring’s garden participants. For more information, contact Robert Renfro.

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Additional Projects & Our Partner Ministries and Organizations

Book Study

Ground your work in faith and theology with a book study, titled “Imitation of Christ.” This group meets every Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Wellspring Center.

Coordinator: Anna Wadsworth ()

Metro Caring

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.

Coordinator: Robert Renfro ()

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.

Partner Ministries

Casa de Paz
Center on Colfax
Centus Counseling
CHARG Resource Center
Colorado Episcopal Service Corps
CO Safe Parking Initiative
The Delores Project
Earthlinks
Heart & Hand Center
Hope Communities
Hunger Free Colorado
Metro Caring
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Network Ministries
Project Angel Heart
Project Worthmore
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network
St. Clare’s Ministries
St. Francis Center
St. Francis Apartments at Cathedral Square
St. Elizabeth’s
Second Chance Center
Village Exchange Center