Joys & Blessings

 Acolytes and vergers of Saint John’s Cathedral gather at the installation of Dean Richard Lawson. Photo courtesy Bill Gleason

Acolytes and vergers of Saint John’s Cathedral gather at the installation of Dean Richard Lawson. Photo courtesy Bill Gleason

Geographical Regions
Our regions are a great blessing to many parishes around the diocese. In addition to serving as vehicles for ministry grants, they are also places where we can share common ministry, build deeper relationships, emphasize greater unity, and care for one another.

Congregations
Our individual congregations are varied; they range from large corporate-size churches with multiple clergy to very small ones that may share a priest through a partnership with another congregation or are led by a lay pastoral ministry team. Whatever the size or configuration, our congregations are deeply loved by our clergy and by our parishioners devoted to their ministries.

 Advocacy and Social Justice Coordinator, Anthony Suggs, speaks at the 2017 Annual Convention in Grand Junction. Photo courtesy The Reverend Brian Winter

Advocacy and Social Justice Coordinator, Anthony Suggs, speaks at the 2017 Annual Convention in Grand Junction. Photo courtesy The Reverend Brian Winter

Outreach/Service
Outreach and service are of significant importance to many of us. We support over 30 Jubilee Ministries and a number of other outreach programs. One of our strategic areas of focus is “to engage substantively with the suffering of the world.”
 
Geography
Geographically speaking, Colorado is a very unique state. We have plains and valleys, cities and wilderness, mountains and resort communities. Statistics show we have over 300 days of sunshine which many people use enjoying skiing, hiking, fishing, and many other outdoor activiites. One of the ways we enjoy our state’s geographical blessings is at our diocesan center, Cathedral Ridge, where young people and adults gather for camps, retreats, and workshops. Truly, one of our greatest treasures is the beauty of this amazing state.

Diversity
We acknowledge that diversity can sometimes be a challenge, but we know also that it can be a genuine blessing. We want to share the variety of our geographical, theological, political, and cultural differences as the amazing gifts they are.