Interfaith Community Sanctuary

Welcome to Interfaith Community Sanctuary!

Sunday March  8th

Universal Worship:
"The Hoop of the Home"


The Hoop of the Home is represented as the walls of the home, or the hoop of the tipi. Children are celebrated, for a home truly comes into its own when there are children present. We celebrate innocence, creativity and play. We celebrate Builders, both material and relational.

Read more about the "Hoops of Honor"HERE.
Read more about Universal Worship HERE.
Photo: Hinamatsuri, Japanese Doll Festival - Girls' Day, celebrated each year on March 3. Seattle Choeizan Enkyoji Nichiren Buddhist Temple.

Ballard Food Bank donations are welcomed each Sunday. The donation barrel is on the landing into the Sanctuary front door. Read more here about Neighbors Helping Neighbors! 

Upcoming Special Events

Mar 14, 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.
Apr 08, 6:00 PM
Seattle's second InterSpiritual Seder led by Rabbi Ted Falcon with deepening from Ann Holmes Redding & Imam Jamal Rahman Wednesday April 8th 6:00pm Our first InterSpiritual Seder last year was such an incredible success that we are excited to invite you to participate in this year's celebration: Why do so many churches attempt to celebrate a Seder meal? Surely, the connection to the Last Supper is clear, but perhaps the yearning for a celebration of the journey from enslavement to freedom is part of human consciousness itself. Perhaps we all share this yearning for a deeper kind of freedom that can onlybe realized as a spiritual reality. This year, Rabbi Ted Falcon leads Seattle's second InterSpiritual Seder at the Interfaith Community Sanctuary in Ballard, with spiritual deepening from Imam Jamal Rahman and Ann Holmes Redding. As Rabbi Ted says, 'You don't have to be Jewish, you don't have to be Christian, and you don't have to be Muslim to find deep meaning in the symbolic meal celebrating the continuing journey from enslavement to freedom. We all are on a spiritual path that invites us to release  confining patterns of ego and open our hearts and our minds to the realization of true freedom.' Wednesday April 16th 6:00pm (Ritual begins promptly at 6:30pm.) $35.00 per person — make your Reservation with Payment online: [registration link here] Join us in sharing in this authentic Seder ritual designed by Rabbi Ted Falcon with a kosher-style meal, vegan option available. We ask you to print your copy of Rabbi Ted’s Haggadah or download it to your phone or ipad, Follow this link: Interfaith Community Sanctuary, 1763 NW 62nd Street, Ballard, 98017 Questions? Contact Rev. Karen Lindquist 206.783.1618 Seattle’s first InterSpiritual Seder is co-sponsored by Compassionate Seattle, Interfaith Amigos, Interfaith Community Sanctuary, Northwest Interfaith Community Outreach, The Interfaith Network of WA.


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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