"As honored guest this day, I will play harp for 40 minutes in a guided meditaion focusing on each of the 7 chakras and in relation to the 7 notes of the Western scale. Mudras (hand yoga), affirmations and imagery will also be used in this guide through attunement as I simultaneously play electro-acoustic harp with looping and effects." http://monicaschley.com/
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.
Sunday November 9th our Universal Worship reflection will be focused upon this month's Principle of Spiritual Acitvism: "Rely on Faith, and Let Go of Having to Figure It All Out." As we have throughout 2014, we will continue sharing / learning the primary prayer of the six major religions as part of the Universal Worship.
Universal Worship at ICS is shared by Cherags Michael Douglas, Karen Lindquist, Sally Jo Gilbert de Vargas, Linda Stern, Vanessa Newell.
"Spiritual Reflections on Religious Conflict"
Imam Jamal Rahman will share a deeper understanding of religious violence in Iraq and Syria and reflect on the spiritual lessons for our awareness and healing.
Out monthly potluck follows the morning worship.
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.
“Perspectives on Divine Masculine Spirituality” with Associate Minister David Heitmiller with Lee Ehrheart, Glenn Gruner and Ed Coke.
Associate Minister, David Heitmiller and brothers Lee Ehrheart and Glenn Gruner will share their personal perspectives on the "Divine Masculine." Men as caregivers, internal struggles about the meaning of faith, taking time for reflection, meditation and renewal. How might interfaith spirituality fit into the changing societal roles for men? Brother Ed Coke and Harold Drews will share divinely inspired music!
"The Divine Masculine represents an archetypal ideal, the best and most inspiring, elevating, and restorative aspects of masculine expression and manifestation in the universe." ~ Sunyata Satchitananda
4th Sunday worship services in 2014 are shared by Rev. Karen Lindquist, community members, and Associate Ministers (Sibyl Lundy, Linda Stern, David Heitmiller.)
Traditional SiSiWiss Medicine Circle with SisWinKlae Katrina Laurel Boucher. This service will be longer than normal, concluding at 12:00 or 12:30pm. It will include an orientation to the SiSiWiss tradition and the teachings of the healing ceremony.
Please Note: a longer SiSiWiss Healing Ceremony in the SiSiWiss tradition is scheduled for Saturday December 7th 1:00pm --5:00pm at ICS. More info coming soon.