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
Welcome guest:and storyteller, Doug Banner sharing
"Living the Hoops of the World
through the Eyes of the Artist."
Storyteller Doug Banner was called upon by Visionary Artist Silversong Belcourt to help bring the Sacred Hoops of Honor to the world and to bring into reality a First Peoples national holiday she proposed be called "Hoonor Day." He worked closely with Silversong for ten years.
Read more about our guest here.
Read more about the Sacred Hoops of Honor here.
In July we explore "The Hoop of the Sky"
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.
“Reclaiming Our Responsibility for the Sacred.”
Today’s worship service follows two days of interspiritual gatherings, in our sacred space and at The Well on Queen Anne as part of the 13th annual InterSpiritual Community Summit.
We began with a Shabbat worship on Friday evening followed by the end of Ramadan Eid Festival meal, a vegetarian potluck dinner. Saturday we spent the day in deep conversation about Social Activism and Spirituality: Calling for “A New Story for Change.” We discussed choices and decisions about our commitment to the path of shared responsibility for the sacred.
For this Sunday worship service we gather to express our hearts in sacredness and in celebration as we move toward a new future together in wisdom and in love for all Creation.
Our monthly community POTLUCK begins shortly after the morning worship. Please bring a prepared dish to share!
Honoring Our Community!
Rev. Karen Lindquist and Rev. Sibyl Lundy will weave the morning worship service with the Message and Ritual focused upon our spiritual discernment for the month, the “Hoop of the Sky” with a special intention to celebrate Mary Magdalene. (The date of this service is near her feast day celebrated on July 22nd.) We shall seek to honor her as teacher and guide by exploring her Vision of the soul’s progression as revealed in “The Gospel of the Beloved Companion” and to understand it in an interfaith context.
Music will be shared by Suniai.
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!
Sunday August 30th “The Movement of the Spheres.”
In this spiritual practice of body prayer and movement, we move as the planets move listening to the vibrational tones exuded as we expand our consciousness into the Hoop of the Universe.We have chosen to share Deep Spiritual Practice on 5th Sundays. So far we have experienced the Path of Scholarship, First Peoples Healing Ceremony, Remembrance in the Sufi tradition, and a Meditative Tree Walk.
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 Sunday November 29th we shall co-create a Peschelth experience.