"So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other." John 13:34
Faith in Action Connect
Faith in Action Happenings
Faith in Action Ministry Team (FIA) members strive to walk with people who are enduring challenges in our society; challenges that reduce people to issues and diminish their visibility. Poverty, discrimination, access to healthcare and education, and attempts to promote fear and hatred of others affect real people and families and cause real suffering. We want to confront these maladies with justice, hard work and radical love. Our Guideposts: We are blessed to lift up ELCA’s public policy, the Rocky Mountain Synod’s (RMS) advocacy policy and our own. Our approach is two-pronged: Education and Advocacy. We work through political channels on behalf of peacemaking, hospitality to strangers, care for creation, and concern for people living in poverty and struggling with hunger and disease. We welcome all people who are willing to move mountains: God’s Work, Our Hands.
Second Tuesday Race Forum: Currently not meeting due to COVID, STFR is a place to learn about race in our lives, through monthly conversations. Each month we address issues that help us answer the questions: “How can we strengthen ourselves to deal with the problems of injustice without demonizing the person with whom we disagree or have an entirely different interpretation? How do we sustain ourselves and our personal health/wellbeing when we are confronted with racial injustice? How do we effectively move forward with hope? We await information on the resumption of discussions this fall. (www.secondtuesdayraceforum.org)
Faithful Thursdays:Currently not meeting due the limited access to the Legislature during the COVID limitations, this is a diverse coalition of leaders, organizations and community members who are committed to adding a deeper, moral dimension to public discourse at the Legislature. We meet regularly when the Legislature is in session. Each session has a different focus (and legislation) for discussion and information. New Beginnings Worship Community: Currently not meeting due COVID, this worship community is a ministry of the RMS and is located in the Denver’s Women Correctional Facility (CDOJ). FIA has a history of worshipping with NBWC in even-numbered months on the second Friday at their 7pm service. We are limited by the prison in number and must pass a review in order to attend. So, planning ahead is essential. We also support their fundraising event, Chow Hall Gala, typically held in October. Please let a member of our team if you wish to join us. (www.newbeginningswc.org).
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