Sunday April 20th
"Interfaith Easter" with Imam Jamal Rahman and the Interfaith Community Sanctuary congregation
Imam Jamal Rahman shares from his Islamic Sufi spiritual tradition for worship services at Interfaith Community Sanctuary. Read more about Jamal on the following websites: jamalrahman.com, interfaithamigos.com.
Music will be shared by Suniai with members and friends of Interfaith Community Sanctuary.
Our monthly community POTLUCK will follow the morning worship. If possible, please bring a prepared dish of nutritious, healthy food to share.
"The Baby Quail and the Wood Fire"
with Rev Karen Lindquist
"The Baby Quail and the Wood Fire" is one of several ancient Jataka Tales* reinterpreted into beautiful, lyrical prose by Noorunissa Inayat-Khan, or Princess Noor, the daughter of Sufi mystic Hazrat Inayat Khan. Descended from Indian royalty, this heroine, mystic, children’s author, musician and pacifist is also known -- accurately and affectionately -- as "Spy Princess," because of her courageous clandestine service in resistance to the Nazi Occupation of France during WWII. *Jataka Tales are stories about the Buddha's previous lives in human and non-human form. Each tale demonstrates innate virtuous qualities. In this tale the baby quail confronts a forest fire alone - as Noor confronted her adversaries alone.
Japanese traditional and contemporary music on koto and / or shamisen will be shared by Chigusa Kitai of SilkStrings Koto Ensemble.
4th Sunday worship services in 2014
are shared by Rev. Karen Lindquist, community members,
and Associate Ministers (Sibyl Lundy, Linda Stern, David Heitmiller.)
HeartSongs is co-created through the presence and energy of all gathered. Together we weave an uplifting and sacred space. In this unique worship service we invite congregants to participate spontaneously during the ‘Sharing Our HeartSongs’ segment within the service. You may desire to simply be silent, present and contemplative, or, to offer your unique and personal "heartbeat" of inspiration through sharing a short song or chant, story or poem.
HeartSongs is facilitated by musician celebrants Yanadevi Viniko and Tim Malone, M.Div. Yanadevi may be reached at email@example.com, Tim may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, From time to time we include guest musicians to co-facilitate, most notably, Suniai, Heidi & John Malcomson "SoulFam".
First Sundays is our "Honoring the Guest ~ Interfaith Worship Series."
This series is the interfaith ministry of Rev. Karen Lindquist and has been offered since 1998. It is co-sponsored with two United Religions Initiative Cooperation Circles, "Interfaith Community Sanctuary" and "The Interfaith Network" www.theinterfaithnetwork.org. TIN Facebook page.
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.
Universal Worship at ICS is shared by Cherag Michael Douglas, and Cherags Karen Lindquist, Sally Jo Gilbert de Vargas, Linda Stern, Vanessa Newell.