Interfaith Community Sanctuary

Welcome to Interfaith Community Sanctuary!

10:00am Sunday September 7th
Worship Celebration:

 "Journey with the Psalms"
welcome guests
Timothy P. Kinsella & Emine Meg Savlov

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The Book of Psalms is accepted and revered as divine wisdom by all three Abrahamic faiths. Certainly, with timeless poetic themes of praise, joy, thanksgiving, pilgrimage, collective and individual lamentation, and supplication, they speak to a broad range of common human experience, and can serve well as a strong, colorful thread in the vibrant tapestry of interfaith.

Of particular interest is the range of relationship to the Divine that they express, everything from reverent submission to God's will to outrage and questioning of God's intentions. As Pamela Greenberg writes, "The psalms have touched people because they reflect the lived experience of religion, not neat theological doctrine... we find in these verses the human search for God in all its mire and mud of complexity".

Intended as songs addressed to God, they have functioned as items of musical worship for centuries in various settings across cultures, empowering prayer with music. "A Journey with the Psalms" explores some of the important elements and themes of the psalms, their importance to the Abrahamic faiths, and their musical settings across cultures.

Read more here


Upcoming Special Events

Sep 10, 7:00 PM
Intro to spiritual healing in Sufi way with Kamila Shenmen Beloveds Interfaith Friends------ We would like to invite you to join us for an informal social evening, Kamila Shenmen, co-President and faculty member of USHS (http://sufiuniversity.org/about_ushs/faculty-and-staff/), will share the principles of Sufi healing, give a healing demonstration, offer ideas on how to learn more, and answer questions.
Sep 13, 7:00 PM
Interfaith Chant Event Saturday September 13th 7:00-9:00pm. An evening of Healing Chant, Song and Wisdom from the Masters.Come and chant, dance, or simply absorb the frequencies of these ancient words, handed down through the ages for our benefit.
Sep 13, 7:30 PM
ART Exhibit: Each month on the second Saturday evening from 6-9pm we are one of the Ballard Art Walk locations. Currently we are featuring Sacred Communal Art as guided by Rev. Linda Stern in our Sanctuary (upstairs).

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Jamal Rahman's latest book is available: 

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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.

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Our Spiritual Discernment for 2014: 
"Principles of Spiritual Activism."


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, we hope to raise $30,000 by March of 2014. As of November 2013, we've raised about half of our original goal. 

The exterior of our historic building badly needs repainting which we hope to accomplish in 2014.  We also expect to have to replace the roof in the next 2-3 years. Both of these projects are expensive but necessary.

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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