Interfaith Community Sanctuary

Welcome to Interfaith Community Sanctuary!

10:00am
Sunday August 9

Universal Worship

"The Hoop of the Universe"

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with Cherag Michael Douglas and Rev. Karen Lindquist.

The Universal Worship recognizes that all religions originate in the same Truth. All of the great teachers and prophets have reflected this truth to humanity in their own way. The same power that inspired them continues to move through and guide our own lives. Through communal prayer, meditation, and practice we engage with the power and energy of this continuous revelation, becoming a radiant vessel of light and truth for the benefit of all beings. Read more about Universal Worship at Interfaith Community Sanctuary here.

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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 August we explore the "Hoop of the Universe."
In this hoop we honor the creative energy that is the Universe. Many speak of this energy as the Creator. We bring Spiritual Leaders to this circle for they are our guides and teachers on the many pathways to God. All are equal. All are correct. Each of us has the right to choose and we honor and celebrate that choice in this circle. We celebrate those who bring inter-religious understanding.

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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

Aug 22, 6:00 PM
Saraswati Nights special Fundraiser for Orange Tea School Saturday August 22nd 7:00-9:00pm Friends: Join Suniai & Friends for a delightful evening of call and response chanting to support Orange Tea School whose building was damaged by fire in July.
Sep 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.

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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

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