Interfaith Community Sanctuary

Welcome to Interfaith Community Sanctuary!

10:00am Sunday July 2nd

Honoring the Guest: Interfaith Worship Series
~ Exploring Diverse Faith & Spiritual Traditions 

"Progressive Islam" with Rich Ater

Rich_Ater_guest-1.gif

Religion is progressive. It evolves through time and culture. In this discussion I will focus on the Abrahamic faiths in general and Islam in particular. I maintain that religions must keep up with the times to be relevant to there practitioners. In this talk I will discuss the progressive movements in Judaism and Christianity briefly to show what they can offer to Islam then focus on progressive movements in Islam and what needs to be done in the future. Read more here.

***
Our spiritual discernment for 2017 is the Guidelines for Engaged Buddhism developed by Thich Nhat Hanh. During the month of June we focus upon "Dwelling Happily in the Present Moment." Aware that life is available only in the present moment, we are committed to training ourselves to live deeply each moment of daily life. We will try not to lose ourselves in dispersion or be carried away by regrets about the past, worries about the future, or craving, anger, or jealousy in the present. We will practice mindful breathing to be aware of what is happening in the here and the now. We are determined to learn the art of mindful living by touching the wondrous, refreshing, and healing elements that are inside and around us, in all situations. In this way, we will be able to cultivate seeds of joy, peace, love, and understanding in ourselves, thus facilitating the work of transformation and healing in our consciousness. We are aware that real happiness depends primarily on our mental attitude and not on external conditions, and that we can live happily in the present moment simply by remembering that we already have more than enough conditions to be happy.Read more here.

"We are made of light. We are children of light.
We are sons and daughters of the Sun."
~ Thich Nhat Hanh


Upcoming Special Events

***

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

5479L.jpg2014-award.gif
***

4304.jpg

Jamal Rahman's book
"Spiritual Gems of Islam..."
has been selected as one of
The Best Spiritual Books of 2013
by Spirituality & Practice
2013award.gif 
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.


...................................................
Welcome to our all volunteer spiritual community!
To receive email announcements about our gatherings, 
please enter your email address below:

Subscribe to InterfaithCommunityChurch

Powered by us.groups.yahoo.com