Christmas Eve Candlelighting Service
In person attendance: Please register in advance to attend in person. There is a 40 person limit and face masks must be worn properly (nose and mouth covered) indoors regardless of vaccination status.
Follow this link and select December 24,
Christmas Candlelighting Service:
Livestream on Zoom: Follow this link to view on Zoom:
Rev. Lyriel Claire, Pianist
“Hark the Herald Angels Sing” Verses 1 & 3
“O Come All Ye Faithful” Verses 1 & 2
INVOCATION & WELCOME
Rev. David T. Bell
“Joy to the World” Verses 1 & 4
Dawn Swartz & Jim Windak
Rev. David T. Bell
Jeshua ben Joseph through Barbara Brodsky
We fill these offerings with our love and blessings
sending them forth to bring peace to our world.
We affirm the presence of the Divine Spirit within us.
We affirm the power of boundless love, unceasing joy, spiritual wisdom and eternal peace that we are.
We open our hearts and acknowledge the Light that
we are and celebrate this Light with one another.
CANDLE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Silent night, holy night! All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon Virgin Mother and Child!
Holy Infant, so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace. Sleep in heavenly peace.
Silent night, holy night! Son of God, love’s pure light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face.
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord at Thy birth. Jesus, Lord at Thy birth.
Merry Christmas to All!
Watch this space for future events!
Past Events at Interfaith Center:
Moving Beyond the Limited Self
with Brett Koon
Saturday, November 6
10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom
Suggested donation: $35 – all are welcome to attend.
We have all been caught in describing ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually as if it’s the truth of who we are. What would happen, though, if you let go of all those stories, labels, and self-images. In this class, we dive deep into a guided meditation to let go of all the stories and limiting beliefs. We then go into a group sharing (sharing is optional) to assist in clearing out any residual stories that keep you from living as the beautiful Truth that you already are.
Brett Koon is a Meditation Teacher, Inspirational Speaker, and Life Coach. He has been meditating for almost 30 years and draws upon this experience for most of his teachings. You will find him to be honest, open, and committed to his path of Awakening and supporting others in doing the same.
BOB SIMA & SHANNON PLUMMER
in person and on Zoom
THURSDAY, AUGUST 5
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
Learn more: https://www.WhereTheLightGetsIn.Us
–These Mountains: https://youtu.be/PDdP-EPvUDg
–A Promise: https://youtu.be/B1L5bA5F304
–Together We Rise: https://youtu.be/YVFUZb9dYqQ
–No Mud No Lotus: https://youtu.be/tnCIwQ-gtso
–Right in Front of You: https://youtu.be/e1oBYTQGBqw
–Healed People: https://youtu.be/oHKJl8Et3aw
–Meditation is the Medication: https://youtu.be/l6VDWQrHMbo
–Same Energy: https://youtu.be/uY18aszahhk
Sacred Sound Journey
with Mark and Roberta Maxwell
Saturday, May 22, 2021
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth
**In-person registration limit to 10 participants**
Advance registration required!
Masks required throughout the event
Arrive by 7:15 p.m. – bring your own yoga mat or blanket
704 Airport Blvd. Suite 1
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Mark and Roberta generously offer this event as a fundraiser for the Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth
“In a sound journey, the participants “submerged” in sound. In this gentle but powerful sonic submersion, your energies are harmonized, cleansed, and cleared. The vibrations of our bowls and other instruments move through the physical and mental bodies, creating a sense of ecstasy and well-being. Typically, participants sit with eyes shut in a meditative position, or lie down with pillows and blankets for maximum relaxation and comfort. During the sound journey, your body naturally “tunes in” and begins to resonate with the vibrations of the instruments, each sound creating a resonance with a different part of your body, mind, and soul.”
Mark and Roberta Maxwell are sound healers and the creators of the Sacred Sound Journey. Their goal is to uplift the spirit of humankind through sacred sound for the benefit of all sentient beings. They play Tibetan bowls, crystal bowls, gongs, flutes, didgeridoos, drums, chimes, and bells to facilitate the creation of a deeply healing energy field that surrounds you and fills you with positive vibrations. To learn more about Mark & Roberta and the sacred sound journey experience go to sacredsoundjourney.org
Sunday, March 28, 1:30 PM
Experiencing Spirituality Through Service:
Continuing the Conversation with Paulette Stenzel
Thursday, April 1, 7 PM
Bloom Where You Are:
Basic Flower Arranging for All Life Celebrations
with Laurie Knerr & Dawn Swartz
Using Levity to Uplift Us
in Unfunny Times
Sunday, November 15, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (EST)
“The world is in serious condition — and yet, there’s definitely something funny going on.” — Swami Beyondananda
Join Steve Bhaerman, the man behind the legendary “cosmic comic” Swami Beyondananda, for an inspiring, encouraging — and laughter-filled — playshop on how we can use laughter to shine a light on the darkness, and light the path ahead of us.
From the political to the personal, economic to ecologic, we seem to be a world immersed in crisis. And in times like these, it’s love and laughter that lifts our spirits. And when we add the power of humor to break us out of ordinary thinking, and spark creative solutions we recognize that humor, comedy and laughter are “resilience tools” that help us heal ourselves and bring light to others.
Using humor in challenging times is not a form of denial, but rather a kind of “radical acceptance” that brings light to darkness, and the lightness of levity to otherwise grave situations. Levity is the leavening of life … that gives us the power to uplift our own faces, and the spirits of those around us.
Questions? Contact Delyth Balmer text: 734-657-5384 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for a special online workshop with Jon Mundy on “God, the Ego, the Nature of Reality, or the Four Great Illusions.” $20. Advance sign-up at https://interfaithspirit.org/events/specialevents/
Dr. Jon Mundy is an author, lecturer, the publisher of Miracles magazine and the Director of the Miracles Studies Program for All Faiths Seminary in New York City. He taught courses in Philosophy and Religion from 1967 to 2008 at the New School University and the State University of New York The author of 10 books, his newest book is A Course in Mysticism and Miracles His previous book, Living A Course in Miracles has become a perennial best-seller and now exists in 8 languages. He has also produced over 140 YouTube presentations on A Course in Miracles Jon met Dr. Helen Schucman the scribe of A Course in Miracles in 1973. Helen introduced Jon to the Course and served as his counselor until she became ill in 1980. He also appears on occasion as Dr. Baba Jon Mundane, a standup philosopher comedian. Learn more at https://www.drjonmundy.com/. Flier
Guest Speaker &
Sunday, March 8
Jenny Donner, a spiritual teacher and an intuitive healer and guide, brings her profound experience from her own spiritual journey to share and teach others how to be free of the blocks to the awareness of Love’s presence. She has immersed herself in the practice of the teachings put forth in A Course in Miracles and is now travelling as guided by Spirit to help others awaken to the Truth. Jenny’s workshops are interactive allowing for questions and sharing of experiences. For more information on Jenny, see jennydonner.net.
James Twyman presents his celebrated
Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Based on the life of St. Francis of Assisi
In February, 2020, the NY Times bestselling author will present his one-man musical based on the life of St. Francis on the off-Broadway stage. To get there he’ll travel across the US penniless, (along with Bill Free) from Portland to New York, with no real plan of how he’ll get from city to city, relying completely on the generosity of others.
“That’s how Francis would have done it,” Twyman explained. “His life was centered on serving humanity in simple, down to earth ways. If he was alive today he’d probably embrace things like social media, but he’d also travel with no money and no possessions. In my case I’ll hitchhike, walk when I have to, and rely upon others for food and places to sleep.”
Becoming Nobody – the new film about Ram Dass!
Running time: 81 Minutes
Becoming Nobody is the quintessential portal to Ram Dass’ life and teachings. His ability to entertain and his sense of humor are abundantly evident in a conversation that brings us around to address the vast question of ultimate freedom.
Becoming Nobody represents the core arc of Ram Dass’ teachings and life: whether as Dr. Richard Alpert, the eminent Harvard psychologist, or as Ram Dass who serves as a bridge between Eastern and Western philosophies, he has defined a generation of inner explorers and seekers of truth and wisdom. Through his turns as scion of an eminent Jewish family from Boston, rock-star Harvard psychologist, counter-culture rascally adventurer, Eastern holy man, stroke survivor and compassionate caregiver, Ram Dass has worn many hats on his journey, the narrative of which is revealed in this film.
In Becoming Nobody, historic clips balance an engaging conversation with director Jamie Catto. We come to understand how our old roles and disguises become increasingly burdensome. The film captures a loving man full of joy, wit, honesty and wisdom, at ease in conversation while sharing his considerable pains and pleasures. The life experiences that have freed him from the attachments of his ‘somebody-ness’ have transformed him into the radiant soul who now inspires a new generation. (Presented by Love Serve Remember Films with Google Empathy Lab)