The weekend of Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9 will be great days for us to come together, celebrate, and support the Interfaith Center.
On SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 at 8 pm, music director Alaura Massaro is hosting concert with a talented group of musicians and performance artists to benefit Interfaith. All musicians, poets, and performers are donating their time and passion, and ALL proceeds will benefit the Center. We would love you to join us and fill the room with your great energy. Invite friends and family too!
On Sunday, August 9, after the service we’ll hold the Raffle Drawing for Interfaith. (see Amazing Prizes hereand get a batch of tickets if you don’t have them yet — only $2 each for a chance to win the prize of your choice). Concurrent with this festive occasion, Dave and Judy are hosting a party to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with their Interfaith family. Please join us in wishing them well! Bring a dish of finger foods and your dear self!
To see what else is happening, check out the August Interfaith Inspirerhere.
How can we deal with devastating disappointments without losing faith?
Yesterday, Associate Minister Annie Kopko shared how she was able to reframe a crippling childhood pattern to transform the pain and insecurity it spawned.
“At any moment, you can change your perspective,” she told us. But how?
The video below teaches us with inspired and uplifting examples. Reframing pain and disappointment is a characteristic of resilient people. This capacity honors our experience while reconnecting us to our innate divinity and restoring trust in the Creation.
Enjoy this profoundly uplifiting TED Talk by Andrew Solomon on “meaning making.” Then let us know what you think in the comment section.
This month we kick off with a visit from Scott Grace. Scott is the author of Teach Me How to Love: A True Story That Touches Hearts and Helps with the Laundry.He is also a transformational musician who has performed at events for the likes of Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Alan Cohen, and Byron Katie.
Come let go of old beliefs about scarcity and struggle, and give a hug to senior minister Dave Bell who returns from Florida on Sunday too!
Topics for the Month:
May 3 – Manifesting With Ease (Scott Grace, Guest Speaker)
Last Saturday, the Interfaith Center celebrated its 17th birthday. In addition to a tasty potluck, games, and reflections from founding minister David Bell, the Center honored the occasion by launching a new website. It was a fitting time to unveil this new branch of our community: not just a birthday, but also the day of the Spring Equinox. Continue reading Welcome to the Interfaith Inspirer blog→
The Youth Education program introduces children to spiritual traditions around the world. Recently we had fun with activities and contemplation of the following universal values: love, caring, kindness, and prayerfulness (one each week).
In discussing caring and kindness, we were struck by howa small act of kindness can spread to many others. In considering how we can always take time to pray,we looked at a Christian model: Pope Francis’Five Finger Prayer.
Here’s how it works. When you hold up your hand, the thumb is closest to you. So start praying for those who are closest to you — your family and close friends. They are the easiest to remember.
The next finger is the index. Pray for those who teach you, instruct you, and heal you. They need support and wisdom to show direction to others.
The middle finger is the tallest. It reminds us of our leaders, the governors and those who have authority. They need Spirit’s guidance.
The fourth finger is the ring finger. Did you know it is our weakest finger? It reminds us to pray for the weak, the sick, or those plagued by problems. They especially need our prayers.
And finally we have the smallest of all. The pinkie reminds us topray for ourselves. When we are done praying for the other four groups, we are able to see our own needs in a better perspective.
We look forward to seeing your amazing children each Sunday!