Colorado Episcopal Service Corps.
Colorado Episcopal Service Corps is part of the Episcopal Service Corps, an Episcopalian service organization for young adults. Their vision is to be "faithful, diverse, caring communities of young adults, transforming the world, and ourselves, by striving for justice and peace among all people." Colorado ESC has a house in downtown Denver, Saint Columba House, and another house in the storied mountain town and ranching community of Steamboat Springs, Centennial House. For more information about Colorado ESC, please visit http://www.coloradoesc.org/.
Centennial House, founded by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, takes its name and mission to celebrate the first 100 years of St. Paul’s ministry in Steamboat Springs, and to lay claim to the next 100. A community of pioneering visionaries, St. Paul’s believes in the power of intentional Christian communities, and their Rule of Life, to lead the larger community toward more deeply intentional lives of faith.
Steamboat Springs is home to over 100 non-profit organizations addressing a variety of human, environmental and social services, and Centennial House members contribute to the health of the community by serving 35 hours per week with these organizations.
In addition to their work sites, members of the house meet weekly on Tuesday mornings and on one Friday per month for formation. These are times of prayer, teaching and reflection, including occasional service projects and “bucket list” field trips and events. An additional 4 hours per month are set aside to meet with a spiritual discernment team composed of St. Paul’s members, and a spiritual director provided by the program. In addition, house members are expected to take responsibility for their own formation by practicing daily personal and community prayer, and regular participation in the worship and ministry of St. Paul’s. For more information about our Centennial House members, click here (link to member page – does not need to be its own tab.)