Interfaith Community Sanctuary

Welcome to Interfaith Community Sanctuary!

Sunday July 12th

"The Hoop of the Sky"


Cherags Michael Douglas, Karen Lindquist,
Sally Jo Gilbert de Vargas

Music will be shared by
Timothy P. Kinsella, Emine Meg Savlov, 
and students from the  
Mevlevi Order of America
School of Turkish Classical and Devotional Music 


Our Spiritual Discernment for 2015: 
"Restoring Balance to the World: Hoops of Honor" 

The vision and inspiration is grounded in the prophecy: 
“When the earth is suffering and we see our children suffering 
there will come a generation that will restore Honor for all people.”

In July we explore the "Hoop of the Sky."
This is Represented in the bowl of the Sky with Father Sun, sister Moon and all our relations among the Star People. We celebrate Artists who commune directly with the creator. They make the intangible tangible. Artists celebrate all the hoops in their creative representations in painting, music, dance, writing. Their work helps us to remember our connection to the Creator and ourselves. We celebrate the Astronomers and those who possess planetary understanding.

Image: Nebra Sky Disk.

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

Jul 07, 7:30 PM
The Mevlevi Order of America Seattle Circle School of Turkish Classical and Devotional Music invite you to share a special Ramazan concert followed by Iftar (breaking fast) at Interfaith Community Sanctuary Tuesday evening July 7th beginning at 7:30pm.  Ramazan Concert with Timuçin Çevikoğlu & Community Iftar Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Doors open at 7:00 PM; Music begins at 7:30 PM.Iftari Maghreb at 9:08 PM; potluck dinner to follow.
Jul 11, 7:30 PM
A Sufi Music Concert with master Mevlevi Musician Dr. Timucin Cevikoglu and Friends! Saturday evening July 11th at 7:30pm in the Interfaith Community Sanctuary, 1763 NW 62nd Street in Ballard 98107.  Go to to link to ticket purchases. Questions may be directed to 206.769.1980. 
Jul 12, 8:00 PM
Night of Destiny ~ Lailat al Qadr. This evening commemorates and celebrates the night the Qur’an was first Revealed to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Sunday evening July 12th— 8:00pm (doors open at 7:30pm).


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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