Our Spiritual Discernment for 2016 is:
"Spiritual Permaculture: Coming into Deeper Relationship with Earth"
Read more here.
Honoring the Guest ~ Interfaith Worship Series
Exploring Diverse Faith and Spiritual Traditions
Sunday July 3rd: "Lailat al Qadr" shared by Bahiyaa Ann Redding, Imam Jamal Rahman, Reverend Karen Lindquist.
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.
Messages, Music, Readings and Ritual for our Universal Worship services in 2016 will be focused upon the spiritual discernment of the year, Spiritual Permaculture: Coming into Deeper Relationship with Earth. Read more here.
Imam Jamal Rahman is a popular speaker on Islam, Sufi spirituality, and interfaith relations. His most recent book, “Sacred Laughter of the Sufis: Awakening the Soul with the Mulla’s Comic Teaching Stories and Other Islamic Wisdom” is available for purchase during the social hour. See: www.jamalrahman.com, www.interfaithamigos.com.
Music to be announced
Our monthly community POTLUCK luncheon follows the morning worship. Please bring a prepared dish to share. Help with set-up and clean-up welcomed!
“Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.”
~ Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi
Rev. Karen Lindquist and Cherag Michael Bodhi Douglas share Sufi teachings and practices to help us understand the nature of the spiritual path.
Sufism is an expression of the essential revelation of Islam and relies less on dogmatic structures than on actual lived experience. It seeks to rest itself on the foundation of a Truth
that is never born but is continually refreshed.
We will move deeply into the roots of this tradition using key texts from the Qur'an and Hadith as our starting point.
Our spiritual discernment for the month of June — as part of our year long exploration of Spiritual Permaculture: Coming into Deeper Relationship with Earth is: Produce no waste: By valuing and making use of all the resources that are available to us, nothing goes to waste.
Our fifth Sunday worship services in 2016 will be co-created with Associate Ministers Sibyl Lundy, Linda Stern and David Heitmiller. Dates in 2016: January 31st, May 29th, July 31st, Ocober 30th.
Archival info from our services in 2016:
Sunday January 31st we celebrated the goddess Bridget and the return of spring!
Sunday May 29th we explored "Recycle, Reuse, Reinvent ~ Honoring the Resources of the Universe."