Interfaith Community Sanctuary

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Sunday April 26th

"The Holy Myrrhbearers"
Rev. Karen Lindquist
and congregants of
Interfaith Community Sanctuary 

Sunday April 26th 2015 is the Sunday of the Holy Myrrhbearers in Orthodox Churches. 

Our spiritual discernment for the month of April, the "Hoop of the Village," has us celebrating teachers, mentors, and carriers of tradition. We look at The Holy Myrrhbearer's as teachers and mentors to the Apostles, beginning a legacy as the first carriers of a new tradition. Similarly, our interfaith congregation are carriers of the new tradition of interfaith knowledge and interfaith harmony.

This worship service is an experience of how we together co-create new worship experiences with new understanding of the traditional teachings of many spiritual paths.

Music, song and chant will be shared by Suniai.

Image credit: "Women Arriving at the Tomb" by He Qi. 

Our Spiritual Discernment for 2015: 
"Restoring Balance to the World: Hoops of Honor"
Based upon 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 April we explore The Hoop of the Village. Teachers are celebrated here as the purveyors of tradition. It is the teacher’s responsibility to teach children how to be positive, productive citizens of the community and nation. Teachers help children understand the value of tradition and the wisdom of the elders while supporting them to create their own future. We celebrate the Mentors and carriers of tradition.

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

May 09, 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.
May 17, 2:00 PM
Speaking of Dying  Film screening at the Interfaith Sanctuary Fellowship Hall on May 17 at 2 p.m. Alist of other screenings can be found at   The 30-minute film will be followed by a panel discussion, a Q & A and the opportunity to make a donation.


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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