Interfaith Community Sanctuary

Welcome to Interfaith Community Sanctuary!

To view AUGUST 2017 Bulletin -- CLICK HERE


Our Spiritual Discernment for 2017 is:
Guidelines for Engaged Buddhism
as taught by Thich Nhat Hanh
Read more here.

Sunday Worship

First Sunday: Honoring the Guest
Sep 03, 10:00 AM
Interfaith Community Sanctuary

Honoring the Guest: Interfaith Worship Series
Exploring Diverse Faith & Spiritual Traditions

Sunday September 3rd 
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"A Ritual of Catholic Mass"
with Franciscan Priest, Father Dan Duval
Read more about this worship service and all of our guest worship services  here.

Second Sunday: Universal Worship
Aug 13, 10:00 AM
Interfaith Community Sanctuary

In the Universal Worship, we turn toward the source of all spiritual revelation and let it shine into ourselves, our communities, and our world. Honoring all the wisdom traditions of humanity equally, we join in an ongoing cosmic celebration with all of creation, from the mineral to the angelic. 

The Universal Worship recognizes that all religions originate in the same Truth. All of the great teachers and prophets have reflected this truth to humanity in their own way. The same power that inspired them continues to move through and guide our own lives. Read more here.

Messages, Music, Readings and Ritual for our Universal Worship services in 2017 will be focused upon the spiritual discernment for the year.
Read about our past discernments here

Universal Worship at ICS is shared by Cherags Michael Douglas, Karen Lindquist and Sally Jo Gilbert de Vargas.

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Third Sunday: Imam Jamal Rahman
Aug 20, 10:00 AM
Interfaith Community Sanctuary

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Imam Jamal Rahman 

Our monthly community POTLUCK luncheon follows the morning worship. Please bring a prepared dish to share. 

Read more about Imam Jamal Rahman here and here.

 

Fourth Sunday: InterSpiritual Worship with Rev. Karen Lindquist
Aug 27, 10:00 AM
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Rev. Karen Lindquist is co-founder and co-minister of Interfaith Community Sanctuary. Our spiritual discernment for the month of August as part of our exploration of Engaged Buddhism taught by Thich Nhat Hanh is "Protecting and Nourishing the Sanga."   Read more here.

According to Thich Nhat Hanh, a sangha is a community of friends practicing the dharma together in order to bring about and to maintain awareness. He says the essence of a sangha is awareness, understanding, acceptance, harmony and love. He cautions that if these qualities are not present in a community, it is not a true sangha.

Practitioners of the Buddhist path traditionally take refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha. The Buddha can be viewed as higher consciousness, the Dharma as your purpose in life, and the Sangha, your tribe.

As friends practicing the Dharma together in our Sangha, within this worship service, we will reflect upon our purpose in life — our unique gift, or special talent, we desire to share with the world. We discover that as we share our unique gift/talent in a spirit of service to others — we naturally unleash ecstasy and exultation from deep within that births new life and creativity into our world.

Fifth Sunday: Associate Ministers
Oct 29, 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.

Next Date in 2017: Sunday October 29, join us as we explore the discernment for the month, “Reverence for Life