Interfaith Community Sanctuary

Welcome to Interfaith Community Sanctuary!

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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
Oct 01, 10:00 AM
Interfaith Community Sanctuary

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

Sunday October 1st:
 Rev. Steven Crawford "Spiritualizing Our Relationship with Food"

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Our bodies and the environment are directly affected by what we eat and how our food is produced.  What spiritual values can be employed as we take our nourishment from Mother Earth?

Read more about this worship service and all of our guest worship services  here.

Second Sunday: Universal Worship
Sep 10, 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
Oct 15, 10:00 AM
Interfaith Community Sanctuary

"Reverence for Life"

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Read more about Imam Jamal Rahman here and here.

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

Fourth Sunday: InterSpiritual Worship with Rev. Karen Lindquist
Sep 24, 10:00 AM
Interfaith Community Sanctuary

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“Right Livelihood” 

"To practice Right Livelihood (samyag ajiva), you have to find a way to earn your living without transgressing your ideals of love and compassion. The way you support yourself can be an expression of your deepest self, or it can be a source of suffering for you and others. 
" ... Our vocation can nourish our understanding and compassion, or erode them. We should be awake to the consequences, far and near, of the way we earn our living."  ~ Vietnamese Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh  (The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching [Parallax Press, 1998], p. 104)

Our spiritual discernment for the month of September as part of our exploration of Engaged Buddhism taught by Thich Nhat Hanh is "Right Livelihood."  Learn more here.

Rev. Karen Lindquist is an interfaith minister, spiritual director, and co-founder of Interfaith Community Sanctuary where she serves as co-minister and Interfaith Worship Coordinator. She is an initiated teacher in the Mevlevi Order of America, the Sufi tradition of Rumi, and a Cherag of the Universal Worship in The Inayati Order: A Sufi Path of Spiritual Liberty. She works with many organizations and faith communities to create interfaith events and opportunities for dialogue, interfaith worship and celebration. Read more here

Fifth Sunday: Associate Ministers
Oct 29, 10:00 AM
Interfaith Community Sanctuary

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