Interfaith Community Sanctuary
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InterSpiritual Seder led by Rabbi Ted Falcon
Apr 16, 6:30 PM

Seattle's first InterSpiritual Seder led by Rabbi Ted Falcon with deepening from Imam Jamal Rahman & Ann Holmes Redding. Wednesday April 16th      6:30-8:30pm.

More info about Seattle's first InterSpiritual Seder led by Rabbi Ted Falcon
with deepening from Imam Jamal Rahman & Ann Holmes Redding
Wednesday April 16th 6:30-8:30pm

Why do so many churches attempt to celebrate a Seder meal? Surely, the connection to the Last Supper is clear, but perhaps the yearning for a celebration of the journey from enslavement to freedom is part of human consciousness itself. Perhaps we all share this yearning for a deeper kind of freedom that can only be realized as a spiritual reality. This year, Rabbi Ted Falcon leads Seattle's first InterSpiritual Seder at the Interfaith Community Sanctuary in Ballard, with spiritual deepening from Imam Jamal Rahman and Ann Holmes Redding.

As Rabbi Ted says, 'You don't have to be Jewish, you don't have to be Christian, and you don't have to be Muslim to find deep meaning in the symbolic meal celebrating the continuing journey from enslavement to freedom. We all are on a spiritual path that invites us to release confining patterns of ego and open our hearts and our minds to the realization of true freedom.'

$30.00 per person  — make your Reservation with Payment online:

View FLYER here.

Questions? Contact Rev. Karen Lindquist 206.783.1618,

Join us in sharing in this authentic Seder ritual designed by Rabbi Ted Falcon with a kosher-style meal, vegan option available.

Interfaith Community Sanctuary, 1763 NW 62nd Street, Ballard, 98107

Seattle’s first InterSpiritual Seder is co-sponsored by Compassionate Seattle, Interfaith Amigos, Interfaith Community Sanctuary, Northwest Interfaith Community Outreach, The Interfaith Network of WA

ART Exhibit: "waiting to be rescued" by Michael Bristow
May 31, 10:00 AM

ART Exhibit: "waiting to be rescued" by Michael Bristow visits ICS Fellowship Hall April 1-- May 31. Exhibit can be viewed every Sunday 10am -- noon. And on second Saturday evenings 6-9pm.

More about ART Exhibit: “waiting to be rescued” by Michael Bristow

"Compositions of harmonious color and form are to be found everywhere around us. In the work of Michael Bristow, scraps of throwaway printed ephemera and discarded objects are redeemed and ennobled, given new meaning as elements of form and color. Patterns of synchronicity, significance, and even mysticism are sometimes revealed, perhaps differently to the individual viewer. Each piece, however, is initially inspired by an “accidental” juxtaposition - not created but rather noticed by the artist.

In our age of digitally-created art, Michael Bristow prefers to work with paint, glue, wood, cardboard, and bits of paper and metal scavenged from the streets, beaches, and second-hand stores. He believes that exciting colors and shapes are always surrounding us, waiting to be rescued and made into art that costs little to the environment or to his own wallet."  To reach Michael Bristow, email:

Interfaith Community Sanctuary is one of the locations of the monthly Ballard Art Walk, always on the second Saturday. Next Dates: April 12th & May 10th. Times: 6-9pm.


Every two months ICS features a guest artist in the Fellowship Hall (downstairs). 
Ongoing in the Sanctuary (upstairs) congregant’s communal art, created during spiritual retreats, is featured. Each unique piece has been designed by artist Linda Stern, who guides congregants in the art experience.

Spiritual Activism Circle
Apr 27, 1:00 PM

Exploring Spiritual Activism: A Monthly Transformative Learning Circle!

Occupy Chaplains Seattle and Interfaith Community Sanctuary invite you to explore the intersection of activism and spirituality - how to keep from burning out, how to bring our personal realization to benefit the world, how to be the community of change we wish to see. 

More about "Exploring Spiritual Activism...

inspire_me_mandalas_Magnificent.jpgWe’re in the middle of an evolutionary shift in consciousness that will lead us to a new society and we are facing the biggest ecological changes in human history that threaten to eliminate civilization. 2013 was proclaimed “a year of activism and protest in the Seattle area.” How do we navigate the waters of change and assist in turning the tide toward a more just and compassionate world for all living creatures? In 2014, the Interfaith Community Sanctuary and Occupy Chaplains invite you to explore the dynamics of Spiritual Activism.

Gathering as a transformative learning community, all participants will share knowledge and experience, staying open to mystery and inspiration. We are all learning together, creating a field of discovery in which wisdom can emerge. Through a wide array of learning and unlearning modalities, we hope to enrich our understanding, transform our experience, and seed new actions in our lives.

Each month we will explore one of the Principles of Spiritual Activism as delineated by Will Keepin, Cynthia Brix, and the Satyana Institute.

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Dervish Jam
Apr 26, 6:30 PM

"Selamun Aleykum wa Rahmetullah wa Baraket, Hu!

Your presence is requested and warmly invited to participate in our community Dervish Jam and Benefit Concert for the Mevlevi Order of America Scholarship Fund, graciously hosted at the Interfaith Community Sanctuary on Saturday, April 26th at 7:30pm.

2_Karen_at_TURKCHA_shadow_on_wall_of_dervish.pngThere will be a modest concert of Mevlevi Music during which we hope to have local Semazen turn in their Zikr garments. There will also be opportunities for inspirational whirling throughout the evening.

Please respond with your availability or interest in joining us at the Dervish Jam, and invite your friends.

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Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon,

Seattle Mevlevis"