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)

Ministries of Faith in Action

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.

Coordinator: Deacon Jack Karn ()

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.

Giving Tree

Each December, FIA selects five partner organizations 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 organizations. In 2023, we distributed over $5,000 in gifts to our community.

  • Second Saturdays

    FIA offers volunteer opportunities on the second Saturday of each month at one of our partner organizations and cathedral grantees. For more information on upcoming service-projects, email Deacon Jack Karn.

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  • Love Denver Day

    Each June, FIA organizes a church-wide day of service with several of our partner organizations.  Parishioners are invited to attend worship before going out into the community to serve. Projects are on- and off-site so that people of all ages can participate.

  • Long-Term Relationships

    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

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

  1. 30 June

    Choral Eucharist