Welcome to Interfaith Community Sanctuary! 10:00am Sunday March 22nd On fourth Sundays we Honor Our Community! "Restoring Balance to the World: The Hoop of the Home" Children and the Home are celebrated along with innocence, creativity and play. Interfaith Community Sanctuary 1763 NW 62nd Street Seattle, Washington 98107 http://interfaithcommunitysanctuary.org/ Music, song and chant will be shared by Suniai. Spiritual Messages will include: “Home is Where the Heart Is” by Lydia Marshall “Spirituality in Education: From Religion to Relationships” by Sally Jo Gilbert de Vargas “Honoring and Uniting the Invisible and Visible Worlds in Working with Children” by Gretchen Rowe A Ritual "Let Your Inner Child Speak" will be shared by Sibyl Lundy . Our Spiritual Discernment for 2015, "Restoring Balance to the World: Hoops of Honor," will be shared by Linda Jones Stern. The Hoops of Honor are based upon the prophecy: “When the earth is suffering and we see our children suffering there will come a generation that will restore Honor for all people.” The ancient Tsalagi (Cherokee) creation story states that our purpose for being here is to realize the Great Mystery. When the two legged, the four legged, the swimmers, the fliers, the natural world, and the mineral world live in harmony the world will come into balance. The mystery carries us around the great circle. Humanity spins body, mind, and spirit around the axis mundi of creation. Together, by tracing our roots to the great tree of peace, by living in right relation with all things we make whole the sacred hoop. In MARCH we explore the Hoop of the Home, represented as the walls of the home, or the hoop of the tipi. Children are celebrated, for a home truly comes into its own when there are children present. We celebrate innocence, creativity and play. We celebrate Builders, both material and relational. Read more about the "Hoops of Honor" here: http://interfaithcommunitysanctuary.org/index.php/worship/spiritual-discernment-2015/ Featured worship presenters include: Suniai Ross is a singer and composer. She performs Interfaith chants, healing songs, and instrumental music on violin, viola, guitar and harmonium. Music as a community building practice is her greatest joy. Lydia Marshall: I am a lifelong resident of the PNW, and have been a practicing residential architect for 27 years. I believe deeply in House as sanctuary, nest, laboratory and springboard for our lives. It is the place that supports both our Going Out and our Returning. Gretchen Rowe is a parent, teacher, poet, and artist, and the founder/director of Peace Camp at Interfaith Community Sanctuary and School. From the time she was 17, Gretchen has worked with a diverse population of children as a camp counselor and educator, including: children with autism, Down's Syndrome, refugees, homeless, and those from very privileged homes. She uses poetry, visual art, and other creative modalities in her academic teaching and helping children resolve and move through emotional/social difficulties that arise. Children have been one of her most valuable teachers in her own life - inner and outer. Sally Jo Gilbert de Vargas has been a public school teacher and administrator at the middle school level for 30 years. She currently serves as treasurer of the Interfaith Community Sanctuary and Project Director of Soldier’s Heart Seattle, which involves helping our psychologically wounded war veterans and their families. She is also a care team volunteer with Multifaith Works AIDS Project. Sibyl Lundy and Linda Stern are associate ministers of Interfaith Community Sanctuary. Photo: In Mongolia, Tsaatan children are taught the ancient herding skills of their parents by corralling reindeer on the grasslands.(http://www.survivalinternational.org/galleries/children).
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