Interfaith Community Sanctuary

Welcome to Interfaith Community Sanctuary!

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Rental Rates:

Fellowship Hall: $75.00 per hour.
Healing Room: $50.00 per hour.
Sanctuary: $200.00 per hour.
A deposit equal to the first hour of rental is required to reserve a room. 

Our kitchen is a shared space. When you rent a room you will have access to the kitchen for water, tea, and light snacks with use of the refrigerator. Other groups renting other rooms in the building will also have access to the kitchen. Coordinating breaks with other building users is suggested. 

Rental of the entire building is $400.00 per hour.

Wedding Rates are subject to change: 2015 rates as follows: $1200.00 for ceremony.  A $500.00 deposit is required to reserve your date. Add $500.00 for a minister of Interfaith Community Sanctuary to officiate your wedding. Add $200.00 to your deposit and $200.00 to your rental for a reception in Fellowship Hall. 

If you would like to rent a room at Interfaith Community Sanctuary for your class, workshop, or other gathering, please contact the Sanctuary Office:, 206.783.1618.
If you would like to reserve a date for your wedding, contact Rev. Karen Lindquist, 206.783.1618.

ICS Calendar of Events

Jan 19, 1:30 PM
Friends: All friends are welcome to join together in prayer in the Islamic tradition every other Friday at Interfaith Community Sanctuary. Our prayer experience is guided by Muslim/Christian scholar and teacher, Ann Holmes Redding. This is a woman-led prayer experience. Whenever possible, prayers are offered in both Arabic and English. The weekly address is offered in English. Women and men pray together. We meet every other Fiday at the Sanctuary.We begin at 12:30pm. Please enter through the east garden door.
Jan 24, 7:00 PM
Please Note: We completed Book I and have now begun the study of Book II. The Mathnawi is a work of mystical poetry by Jalalu'din Rumi. His work is a guidebook through the twists and turns of life, leading to the clarity love.Exploring Rumi’s Mathnawi An ongoing collaborative learning experience to explore the mystical poetry of Rumi’s Mathnawí at Interfaith Community Sanctuary in Ballard. 1763 NW 62nd Street, Seattle, WA 98107. Class time is from 7pm – 8:30. The beautiful poetry of Rumi has touched countless lives and has been a source of inspiration for anyone searching for a deeper awareness of what it means to be human. When the heart and mind find balance, the limitations of life are set aside, and the soul has the two wings needed for flight. The possibilities for the soul to fly freely are not limited to this physical atmosphere, the invisible realms are also open for exploration. The means of opening these doors of awareness are described in the six books of his Mathnawí, a guide-book for his journey of the spirit. We will use this updated and corrected version of Book 1 (Corrections by Nicholson): ISBN 978–1500539795. Available from Amazon. Book 2, 978-1533505651. Available from Amazon.  Book 3, ISBN-13: 978-1536877526.  Available from Amazon.  Books 4, 5, 6 are in the updating process, and hopefully will be available later this year. For more information contact Hafiz Check out and stay updated on the Facebook Page: Location: Interfaith Community Sanctuary1763 NW 62nd StreetSeattle, Washington 98107{CCM:BASE_URL}/
Jan 25, 6:30 PM
Friends: We will not be meeting Thursday December 28th. Our next gathering will be Thursday January 25th 2018. Copper Canyon Press / Port Townsend publishes emerging poets such as Ocean Vuong and well known poets like Pablo Neruda. We read a variety of poets and styles. We share our poetry efforts without negative criticism of participant’s writings. Our aim is to engage one another socially and establish friendships through the medium of poetry. We meet monthly at Interfaith Community Sanctuary (1763 NW 62nd Street in Ballard) on the fourth Thursday evening 6:30—8:30pm. Contact: David Jenkins (360) 390—8104,
Jan 31, 10:00 AM
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Fifth Sunday worship services in 2017 will be co-created with Associate Ministers Sibyl Lundy, Linda Stern and David Heitmiller, Emeritus. 10:00 am Sunday December 31 "True Love." Aware that sexual desire is not love and that sexual relations motivated by craving cannot dissipate the feeling of loneliness but will create more suffering, frustration, and isolation, we are determined not to engage in sexual relations without mutual understanding, love, and a deep long-term commitment made known to our family and friends. Seeing that body and mind are one, we are committed to learning appropriate ways to take care of our sexual energy and to cultivating loving kindness, compassion, joy and inclusiveness for our own happiness and the happiness of others. We must be aware of future suffering that may be caused by sexual relations. We know that to preserve the happiness of ourselves and others, we must respect the rights and commitments of ourselves and others. We will do everything in our power to protect children from sexual abuse and to protect couples and families from being broken by sexual misconduct. We will treat our bodies with compassion and respect. We are determined to look deeply into the Four Nutriments and learn ways to preserve and channel our vital energies (sexual, breath, spirit) for the realization of our bodhisattva ideal. We will be fully aware of the responsibility of bringing new lives into the world, and will regularly meditate upon their future environment. *** Our spiritual discernment for 2017 is the Guidelines for Engaged Buddhism developed by Thich Nhat Hanh. During the month of December we focus upon "True Love."   "We are made of light. We are children of light. We are sons and daughters of the Sun." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh  
Feb 03, 10:00 AM
Interfaith Community Sanctuary
Honoring the Guest: Interfaith Worship SeriesExploring Diverse Faith & Spiritual Traditions Sunday December 3rd: “A Celebration of Love ~ Through Song, Story, & Poetry”During the month of December we complete our year focused upon the Guidelines for Engaged Buddhism with the concentration upon “True Love.” Friends, members, and invited guests will share artistic expressions of Love for the Divine, for Creation, for another. Read more about this worship service and all of our guest worship services  here.
Feb 04, 7:30 PM
Ballard Odd Fellows Hall
Please Note: There will be no Estag'firullah Zikr on Monday September 4th because it is Labor Day. Our next Estag'firullah Zikr will be Monday October 2nd. (Zikr of Presence will be held on Monday September 18th) We invite you to join us for a prayer gathering!  Full details are included below, visit our website: , or view flyer here. The Mevlevi Order of America welcomes all to our public  Estag'furullah Zikr on the first Monday of the month (not on Labor Day 9/7) beginning at 7:30pm in the  Ballard Odd Fellows Hall, 1706 NW Market Street in Seattle. Zip 98107. The Seattle Circle of Mevlevi invites you to join us for this beautiful prayer of forgiveness, redemption, music, Love, movement in Unity, reaching out to each other and the entire world in the spirit of inclusion, grace and beauty of  Hazrati Pir Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi, peace and blessings upon him and his worldwide family. This special prayer in movement and music is from the inspiration of Postneshin Jelaleddin Loras, founder of the Mevlevi Order of America. Throughout the evening we invoke the Forgiveness of God for all of our shortcomings by singing the word "Esta'furullah." This expression is similar to the asking of Forgiveness within the Christian Lord's Prayer, and the annual Yom Kippur request of God to Forgive humanity within the Jewish tradition. Many other spiritual traditions also practice prayers of Forgiveness. This gathering is welcoming of all people of any spiritual path or no spiritual path.Dress modestly, yet comfortably for ease of movement, wear thick socks for floor movement as this gathering is fully participatory... If you cannot physically participate, do not worry, there are many comfortable benches around the room that you may rest upon while still being included within the prayer circle.Follow this link to the Mevlevi Order of America website to discover more about Rumi's spiritual tradition: The MOA is a not-for-profit educational organization.Cost: Love Offering (Suggested $15) No one is turned away for lack of funds!
Feb 05, 6:30 PM
CONSTELLATION CIRCLES - an opportunity to explore our connection to our ancestors and other allies in a healing journey within sacred community! What Family and Systemic Constellation work is about: Family and Systemic Constellation work, developed by Bert Hellinger, with interest blossoming worldwide, is proving to be a beautiful way for a circle of interested people to safely and powerfully support each others' experiential exploration of possible liberating shifts in interpersonal systemic dynamics.  The process is nearly impossible to describe, but wonderful to experience.  Beginning with any big or little issue, following a kind of natural movement, again and again we find ourselves honoring trans-generational and historical trauma, and sharing the feeling of natural release from old patterns and the restoration of openings for the flow of love and clarity.  Karen Stocker, longtime student of the 'phenomenological' constellation work of Francesca Mason Boring, began offering Constellation workshops to the Seattle community more than three years ago. This includes personal family constellations; restorative constellation meditations; medical constellations; organizational, community and nature constellations.  'First Friday' Constellation Circles at Interfaith Community Sanctuary are a chance to experience this work, so difficult to describe and so wonderful to experience!  The format is designed to offer a variety of constellation experiences. One or two personal Constellation spaces are available each evening. There are opportunities to experience, explore, and practice together: Nature and Environmental Constellations, Community Constellations, Systemic, Organizational and Health-related Constellations on topics and other issues affecting our Beloved Community. These Constellation Circles are offered as part of a regular monthly schedule of brief Evening Circles in community settings, designed to be easily accessible to all.  The suggested donation to participate in the evening experience is $10, everyone is welcome, all questions are welcome, all issues are welcome, drop-ins are welcome. (Please book your personal constellation in advance with Karen Stocker (206) 363-5555 x 1064 to secure a place. Personal constellation work is $50).  Please feel free to REGISTER with Katherine by using this email at: or ***** and you are welcome to leave questions in a message for Karen Stocker at (206) 363-5555 x 1064.  with love, respect, gratitude and best wishes, Karen and Katherine! Interfaith Community Sanctuary1763 NW 62nd StreetSeattle, Washington 98107 ABOUT: Karen Stocker is a Certified Counselor and Agency Affiliated Counselor in Washington State, and a longtime Seattle area Artist-in-Residence and Public Artist with Collaborative, Community-generated Tile Murals in many schools and other Northwest settings and she sings. Karen has a Masters in Sculpture and a Post Masters Training in Marriage and Family Systems; background/training in Narrative Therapies, Hypnotherapy, Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness Practices, Trauma, and is an avid reader of breakthroughs in neuroscience. She is a Program Assistant for the current Seattle IFS training (3rd time), studying Hakomi, enrolled in Francesca Boring’s Seattle Constellation training. Karen has been a therapist in private practice for 15 years, worked in Community Mental Health for 3 years, been ‘Clay Mural Artist’ in Adjunctive Therapies at Navos Inpatient Services for 10 years. Over the past 15 years She has rarely missed a Seattle Constellation workshop opportunity with Dietrich Weth or Francesca Boring…and have also been delighted to experience Constellation work with Daan van Kampenhout, Johannes Schmidt, Lisa Iverson, Brigitte Szab and Anutosh Foo. My BA is in Humanities, from Cornell University; MA from Cal State University Long Beach; MFT training from Presbyterian Counseling Services. Karen speaks Spanish and has two grown children. She makes art, sings, and gardens.We gather on the first Friday evening each month at Interfaith Community Sanctuary. part of a regular monthly schedule of brief Evening Circles in community settings, designed to be easily accessible to all. Minimal donation, one or two personal Constellation spaces available each evening, repeated opportunities to experience, explore, and practice together in Nature and Environmental Constellations, Community Constellations, Systemic, Organizational and Health-related Constellations on topics and issues affecting our Beloved Community.
Feb 05, 7:00 PM
Interfaith Community Sanctuary
First & Third Tuesdays each month Ongoing study group for variety of course related topics.All are welcome whether you are new to the course or a long time student.There are no fees or dues. A Love offering for use of the sacred space at Interfaith Community Sanctuary is collected at each gathering. For more info, contact one of the facilitators: Theressia phone: 206.999.6987email: theressia (at) rosehedge (dot) org, or Jonathan phone: 206.713.1237email: jonathanvanvalin (at) hotmail (dot) com.
Feb 12, 6:30 PM
Interfaith Community Sanctuary
All women and children welcome.  We meet on the second and fourth Tuesday each month at 6:00pm. PLEASE NOTE:  We will not meet on Tuesday December 26th because it is the day after Christmas and many have commitments with family at this time of year. We will hold an Open Circle on New Year's Eve Sunday December 31st at 6:30pm with a potluck Feast and Peshelth (Give Away Ceremony). This gathering shares First Peoples Northwest Coast traditions and teachings with song, story, dance. Bring drums, rattles, bells... Facilitator: Siswinklae Laurel Boucher.  Location: InterfaithCommunity Sanctuary1763 NW 62nd Street, Seattle, WA Please Note: This is a clean and sober gathering. FLYER here.
Feb 19, 7:30 PM
Zikr of Presence is shared by the Mevlevi Order of America Seattle Circle on the third Monday each month at 7:30pm: "Zikr of Presence," a traditional spontaneous movement prayer of the Mevlevi dervishes. We move and chant in unison in Remembrance of the Unity of God. All are welcome. View flyer here. Questions? Call Cherag Michael Douglas 206.769.1980 or Rev. Karen Lindquist divinepresencewithin (at) yahoo (dot) com. Location: Ballard Odd Fellows Hall, 1706 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA 98107. Website: