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Integrated Service and Intentionality

"Serving Christ through action for better community." This is the tagline for Urban Servant Corps, the organization that lives out faith-based service in every corner of Denver.

I had the opportunity to meet with Sarah Adam, Community Life Coordinator, at the Urban Servant Corps office this week. We talked about USC's mission in the community and how that extends to the volunteers' personal lives. What struck me is how many opportunities there are for volunteers to better their communities and simultaneously take time to better themselves. With opportunities for faith, reflection, discussion about social issues, food education, etc. at the USC houses, the volunteers are truly living comprehensively in their faith and ministries.

Volunteers come to USC at all ages. Typically, USC sees recent college graduates and others in their 20s apply. However, this last year a retired nun found USC after her convent closed. Mary Kay is a volunteer at Family Promise, an organizati…