Intentional Community - St. Columba House
Colorado Episcopal Service Corps members live in a shared community house called St. Columba, which is located near the historic Baker neighborhood just south of downtown Denver. This intentional community provides corps members the opportunity to focus on living simply and collectively. Corps members living in St. Columba House can expect to share a bedroom with another corps member for the year, as well as spread the responsibilities of managing a household together.
The weekly rhythm of St. Columba House is shaped by working in a partner agency Monday –Thursday and spending Fridays in formation. Formation Fridays usually begin with yoga and morning prayer and follow a curriculum exploring a wide range of topics with a theological and spiritual lens.
Afternoons are spent in spiritual direction, service or checking something off our bucket list. St. Columbans develop together a community rule of life and a daily practice of night time prayer, using various forms of prayer together. St. Columbans also spend regular time in group therapy to aid in skill building and personal development.
Wednesday night is community night when St. Columbans host dinner, conversation and prayer. St. Columbans are expected to attend church at St. Peter and St. Mary Episcopal Church in the Baker neighborhood, where they will find a welcoming and inclusive community of worshipers.