Interfaith Community Sanctuary

Welcome to Interfaith Community Sanctuary!

Sunday November 29th 

Northwest First Peoples Pachelth Ceremony

guided by Siswinklae Katrina Laurel Boucher
co-hosted with Rev. Karen Lindquist

This ceremony is also known as a "Give-Away."


All people are welcome to this traditional and authentic
Northwest Coast First Peoples ceremony of Pachelth.

We will begin with a potluck feast in the Fellowship Hall at 11am.
We will then move to the Sanctuary for the give away ceremony.

We invite all people to contribute  - whether you can attend not.
Doors will be open Saturday during the day
for you to bring items of meaning to give away. 

The health of our community
is represented within this ceremony of gratitude!

Questions? Contact Rev. Karen Lindquist 206.783.1618. 
Arrive early, the ceremony will begin promptly at 11:00am!
(Please Note: the ceremony may continue until 2:00pm.) 

Interfaith Community Sanctuary's Spiritual Discernment for the year is "Restoring Balance to the World: Hoops of Honor." In November we explore the "Hoop of Celebration:" We have now worked hard and with clear intention. It is now time for the Sacred Party, the Pow Wow. We bring together everything and everyone we have honored and celebrate the gifts brought, shared and created. With music, dance, song, stories, art and food we celebrate all that it means to be people of Honor walking on this Earth. We celebrate the Timekeepers, the Drummers and Musicians. Read more about "Restoring Balance to the World: Hoops of Honor" here

Ballard Food Bank donations are invited each Sunday. The donation barrel is located on the eastside of our building. Follow the walkway through the garden. The barrel is up the stairs, under the covered porch. Let's fill it up every Sunday. Thank you for feeding the hungry! Read more here about Neighbors Helping Neighbors! Please give non-perishable food items, spices, personal hygiene items, etc. 

Upcoming Special Events

Dec 05, 5:30 PM
Fun-raiser for the Suraiya Ataur Medical Clinic in Chondipur Village, Bangladesh. Join us for this lively Bengali cultural experience with updates directly from the village, a slide show of the clinic and grounds, delicious Bengali snacks, music, dance, and fashion show to delight and inspire!
Dec 06, 3:00 PM
"Reclaiming the Heart of Our Humanity"
Dec 12, 7:00 PM
An evening of Interfaith Kirtan, Call and Response Chanting, Healing Songs, and Mystical Poetry with Suniai and Friends at Interfaith Community Sanctuary.


Jamal Rahman's book "Sacred Laughter of the Sufis..." was chosen
by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat of Spirituality & Practice 
as one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2014



Jamal Rahman's book
"Spiritual Gems of Islam..."
has been selected as one of
The Best Spiritual Books of 2013
by Spirituality & Practice
See Publisher's Weekly Review and Author Profile.

Capital Fundraising Campaign

In March 2012 the Interfaith Community Sanctuary initiated a Capital Fundraising Campaign to cover current and anticipated major expenses to maintain our historic building…our unique sacred space.  To cover current and anticipated expenditures plus provide a reasonable reserve fund for unexpected emergencies.

In 2014 we were blessed with a grant that allowed us to replace the roof but the exterior of our historic building still needs repainting. Our almost 100 year old water line and the gutters and downspouts are also in need of replacement. In addition, we would like to provide a means of access for the disabled.  All of these projects are expensive but necessary to maintain the integrity of our facility.

We are asking each and every friend and member of ICS to think hard about what this community means to you and to contribute something extra to support the Capital Fundraising Campaign.   All donations to ICS are completely tax deductible.  Any donation to the Capital Fundraising Campaign should be marked “Capital Fundraising Campaign” or ICS/CFC.  Donations can be made by Credit Card or PayPal by clicking on the "Donate" button to the right or by mailing a check directly to the church at the address below.  Thank you for your continued support!  Click HERE for more information on our Capital needs and Fundraising Campaign.

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