Interfaith Community Sanctuary

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Spiritual Activism Circle
Nov 26, 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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Bengali Dinner Fundraiser
Nov 08, 6:00 PM

It’s time for our Annual Bengali Dinner and Fund Raiser at Interfaith Community Sanctuary.  Please mark your calendars for Saturday, November 8th at 6:00 pm!  Cost of the dinner is $30 per plate, but we are asking that you consider donating even more than this if you are able.  

We are excited to report major success at the Suraiya Ataur Medical Clinic in Chondipur Village, where Dr. Nadira is treating up to 90 women and children a day in her bi-weekly volunteer clinic time. At the moment she still holds clinic hours in a room provided by the Chondipur School for Girls, on Fridays when school is not in session. More female students are being trained to assist her in registering and screening patients. We are making plans to expand our staff (by hiring a Medical Assistant at a cost of about $20/day) and build more rooms so we can be open three days a week rather than three days a month. But we need your generous support now! Dr. Aysu Rahman is planning her annual trip to Bangladesh at the end of December, and we would like to be able to send her back with funds to keep the clinic operating full capacity and start designing and constructing our own clinic building next to the school.

Please plan to join us for delicious homemade Bengali food, and a first hand update from Jamal, Aysu and his family on Saturday, November 8th at 6:00 pm. Cost of the dinner is $30 per plate, but we are asking that you consider donating even more than this if you are able. Remember – your donations go a long way and every donation counts. This mission has no overhead, and 100% of the funds go directly into the clinic staff, supplies, equipment, and medicines.

Download a .full color pdf flyer here.
Please RSVP to If you cannot attend the dinner, please send your donations to:

Interfaith Community Sanctuary
1763 NW 62nd Street
Seattle, WA 98107

You can also donate securely on line at our website: Please designate "Medical Clinic” when you donate on line or send a check.

Many blessings,
Sally Jo Gilbert de Vargas
Dr. Aysu Rahman
Jamal Rahman
Karen Lindquist 

Saraswati Nights
Nov 08, 7:00 PM

Saturday November 8th, we are supporting the Bengali Dinner Fundraiser!
An evening of Interfaith Kirtan, Call and Response Chanting, Healing Songs, and Mystical Poetry with Suniai and Friends at Interfaith Community Sanctuary.

kirtan_2.pngMore about Saraswati Nights
a second Saturday event 
Join us for a Delicious Potluck at 6:00pm — Music starts at 7:00pm

An evening of Interfaith Kirtan, Call and Response Chanting, Healing Songs,
and Mystical Poetry with Suniai and Friends.

Come and Bathe in the River of Love and Delight!
All are welcome to chant, dance, or simply enjoy the healing frequencies.

Interfaith Community Sanctuary 1763 NW 62nd Street Ballard 98107
Suggested donation: $10-20.

This gathering of friends is a benefit for Interfaith Community Sanctuary Building Fund and SAMC (Suraiya Ataur Medical Clinic) in Chondipur Village, Bangladesh.

Download Saraswati Nights flyer HERE.


ART Exhibit:
Nov 08, 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).

More about ART Exhibit: 

Every two months ICS would like to feature 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.

Holiday Bazaar
Dec 13, 11:00 AM

Holiday Bazaar
Saturday December 13th & Sunday December 14th 11am--5pm.

Art, Baked Goodies, Crafts, Gifts, Homemade, Jewelry, Nostalgic, Ornaments, Textiles, Unique… many holiday items for sale!

Proceeds from the Holiday Bazaar support Interfaith Community Sanctuary!

More about our Holiday Bazaar:

Saturday December 13th & Sunday December 14th 11:00am — 5:00pm

Vendors invited! Contact: Katrina (206) 777- 5258 or Brigid (206) 778 - 3639

Download flyer HERE.