Our Spiritual Discernment for 2015 is:
"Restoring Balance to the World: Hoops of Honor"
Read more here.
Honoring the Guest ~ Interfaith Worship Series
Exploring Diverse Faith and Spiritual Traditions
Guest Ruth Anne Lonardelli, shares the morning Message: "Inscendence!"
Spring is a time of year resplendent with ancient recollections relevant for every age. This talk gives us a glimpse of the Pagan Christ through story and a deep consideration of "inscendence" - ecotheologian Thomas Barry's word which captures a sense of transcendence inherent in all of life.
About Ruth Anne:
Ruth Ann "Annie" Lonardelli, M.A. Humanities -Ordained Interfaith minister, Co-founder and Spiritual Leader at Unity Center Of Peace in Woodinville. Teacher, author, mentor, activist. Passionate advocate of compassion as a committed, courageous act for world peace.
In May we explore "The Hoop of the Nations"
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.
This year our Universal Worship services will be focused upon Interfaith Community Sanctuary's spiritual discernment for 2015: "Restoring Balance to the World: Hoops of Honor." Read more here.
Sunday May 17th we intend to hold a World Peace Prayerceremony with a procession of flags of the world and a Blessing of Peace for each country. All are welcome, especially children. Everyone who desires may carry a flag in the procession.
Please Note: Jamal Rahman will not be at this service. He and Rabbi Ted Falcon with Nao Valente, the local representative of Byakko White Light Association, will be in Japan attending the annual peace gathering on Mt. Fuji.
Our monthly community POTLUCK begins shortly after the morning worship. Please bring a prepared dish to share!
Honoring Our Community!
Rev. Karen Lindquist will weave together the morning worship service with Message and Ritual focused upon the spiritual discernment for the month, the "Hoop of the Nations." She will be joined by Siswinklae Laurel Boucher.
About 4th Sundays: Rev. Karen Lindquist, with Associate Ministers Sibyl Lundy, Linda Stern and David Heitmiller, work with community members to create meaningful worship services on fourth Sundays. We honor our community by inviting members to share in all aspects of the monthly worship service. We believe these services will be creative, enlivening and uplifting for all. Interfaith Community Sanctuary is a community that values bringing to light voices that are rarely heard.
Our fifth Sunday worship services in 2015 are focused on deep experiences of shared spiritual practices from diverse traditions!
One of the most profound blessings of having an independent and self-determining spiritual community like Interfaith Community Sanctuary is our ability to fulfill our dreams, visions, ideals — those that lead to harmony and understanding across diverse faith and spiritual traditions. One of the most beautiful and sacred ways to accomplish this is through the sharing of spiritual practices!
Sunday May 31st we have invited the Circle of Coll seed group to share a Nature Ritual - A Meditative Tree Walk with us. The Circle of Coll is a local group of The Order of Bards Ovates and Druids. Druidry is a vital and dynamic nature spirituality that is flourishing all over the world. It unites our love of the earth with our love of creativity and the arts. Flowing through all the exciting new developments in modern druidism is the power of an ancient tradition: The love of land, sea and sky - the love of the earth, our home.
More 5th Sunday Deep Spiritual Practices to look forward to:
Sunday August 30th to be announced
Sunday November 29th we shall co-create a Peschalt experience.