Interfaith Community Sanctuary

Welcome to Interfaith Community Sanctuary!

To view OCTOBER 2015 Bulletin -- CLICK HERE

Our Spiritual Discernment for 2015 is:
"Restoring Balance to the World: Hoops of Honor"
Read more here.

Sunday Worship

First Sunday: Honoring the Guest
Oct 04, 10:00 AM
Interfaith Community Sanctuary

Honoring the Guest ~ Interfaith Worship Series
Exploring Diverse Faith and Spiritual Traditions

The "Hoop of Intention"  Jamila_CF.jpg
We are asked to commit ourselves to something and set a clear intention as to how we will work to make a better world for all. 

We will explore Intention being the commitment to open and receive Divine Guidance.  Action from Divine Guidance that gives us energy instead of depleting us. 

Suniai & Ondine Webb de Mer will share music.

Jamila is a graduate of the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism, a follower of the Sufi path since 1998. She feels Sufism is helping her deal with life's challenges, in a more peaceful and calm way, whether global warming or how to be more present with her daughter, Amy, and grandson Cannon.

Second Sunday: Universal Worship
Oct 11, 10:00 AM
Interfaith Community Sanctuary

In October we explore "The Hoop of Intention"

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

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

Third Sunday: Sally Jo Gilbert de Vargas
Oct 18, 10:00 AM
Interfaith Community Sanctuary

InterSpiritual Worship: 
In October we explore "The Hoop of Intention"

"Exploring Spiritual Practices from a Variety of World Religious Traditions" with Sally Jo Gilbert de Vargas
Please Note: Jamal Rahman will not be at this service. He is attending the Parliament of the World's Religions in Salt Lake City, UT.

Piano music shared by Ondine Webb de Mer.

Our monthly POTLUCK Luncheon will follow the morning worship. Please join us in sharing and caring for one another through food and fellowship!

About Sally Jo Gilbert de Vargas: Sally Jo is an active member of Interfaith Community Sanctuary who has served on the Guiding Council for 10 years as Secretary, President, and currently as Treasurer.  She also serves on the Board of Directors of Project Ethiopia and the Suraiya Ataur Medical Clinic in the village of Chondipur, Bangladesh. Sally Jo has been ordained as a Cherag, or minister,  of Universal Worship with Sufi Order International.  She also volunteers regularly at the Ballard Ecumenical Homeless Ministry, and is an apprentice with Seattle Restorative Justice Project.  She has been a public school educator and administrator for over 30 years.  

Fourth Sunday: Honoring Our Community
Sep 27, 10:00 AM
Interfaith Community Sanctuary

 Honoring Our Community!
"With Sacred Intention

Divine Dudes, Lee Ehrheart, Glenn Gruner and Associate Minister David Heitmiller will share some insights on the Hoop of Intentional Actions including some real life examples of how our intentional actions arose and were carried out in our lives. 

Music will be shared by Michael Douglas.

"Divine Dudes" are members of Interfaith Community Sanctuary who are strong supporters of our interfaith vision.
Glenn Gruner studied Ethics at St. Olaf College in the 70’s, focusing on Theological, Political, and Philosophical ethics.  David Heitmiller believes in a universal, divine spirit or power that many people call God but recognizes that God has many names and has had many representatives or prophets over the ages.

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. 

Fifth Sunday: Deep Spiritual Practice
Nov 29, 10:00 AM
Interfaith Community Sanctuary

Our fifth Sunday worship services in 2015 are focused on deep experiences of shared spiritual practices from diverse traditions!

Sunday November 29th "Community Peshelth."
Siswinklae Katrina Laurel Boucher will guide us in this First Peoples spiritual practice, a.k.a. Give-Away.

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!

We have experienced the Path of Scholarship, a First Peoples Healing Ceremony,  Remembrance in the Sufi tradition, a Meditative Tree Walk, and The Movement of the Spheres (embodied meditation).