Our Spiritual Discernment for 2015 is:
"Restoring Balance to the World: Hoops of Honor"
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Honoring the Guest ~ Interfaith Worship Series
Exploring Diverse Faith and Spiritual Traditions
Interfaith Community Sanctuary welcomes Ruth Broyde Sharone as the guest worship presenter on Sunday March 1st, sharing the morning Message: "Miracles and Minefields: Why God and Allah Need to Talk."
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.
Sunday March 8th 2015 our Universal Worship service will be focused upon this year's spiritual discernment "Restoring Balance to the World: Hoops of Honor."
Imam Jamal Rahman will share about our 2015 spiritual discernment
"Restoring Balance to the World: Hoops of Honor" with March's focus the "Hoop of the Home." Read more about our spiritual discernment here.
Music: to be announced
Our monthly community POTLUCK begins shortly after the morning worship. Please bring a prepared dish to share!
Imam Jamal Rahman, originally from Bangladesh, has an abiding faith in the power of heart-to-heart connections to encompass differences and dissolve prejudices. Jamal's passion lies in interfaith community building. He remains rooted in his Islamic tradition and cultivates a "spaciousness" by being open to the beauty and wisdom of other faiths. By authentically and appreciatively understanding other paths, Jamal feels that he becomes a better Muslim. View Jamal's Interfaith Community Sanctuary Minister's webpage here.
Sunday February 22nd Rev. Sibyl Lundy will weave the morning worship together with a few of the 'Divine Dudes' of our community, Lee Ehrheart, Glenn Gruner, Ed Coke, Michael Douglas. Messages and Ritual will be focused upon the spiritual discernment of the month “Hoop of Honor."
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. If you are a member of ICS, and would like to be involved in fourth Sunday worship services, let Rev. Karen Lindquist know.
For our fifth Sunday worship services in 2015 we are planning on offering 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 March 29th we invite all to experience Zikr—the practice of Remembrance of God in the Sufi tradition. There will be music, chanting, movement and deep prayer. The experience will be led by Cherag Michael Douglas and Rev. Karen Lindquist, teacher initiates in the Sufi tradition of Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi.
More 5th Sunday Deep Spiritual Practices to look forward to:
Sunday May 31st we shall experience a Druid Nature Ritual.
Sunday August 30th to be announced
Sunday November 29th we shall co-create a Peschalt experience.