Special Events

Summer Picnic at Murray Lake – Sat., Aug. 20, 2 p.m.

7994 Plymouth Ann Arbor Rd, Ann Arbor, MI
$10 Admission is for all day (scholarships available)

RSVP! Your name must be on the list given in advance
to the entrance gate in order to be admitted.
Reserve your place at: https://rsvp.church/r/pI4u8kI2
and pay at the entrance.

Murray Lake is one of 3 lakes on a family farm homestead which has been preserved as wilderness area by selling memberships and charging admission. It has swimming areas and hiking trails as well as many shady areas to just sit and enjoy the Summer beauty. There are changing rooms and flush toilets but it is rustic.

Bring: lawn games, swimming suit, towel and a lawn chair. $10 cash per person for admission. Don’t forget binos, sunscreen and hats for sun protection.

Potluck: Bring a dish to share. We will eat as soon as we arrive (2:00) and then you may play as long as you wish. The food will be put away by 5 PM and the park closes at 9 PM

Scholarships available: Text Delyth at 734-657-5384

Questions? Call or text Dawn at 313-204-0060

Picnic flier


Watch this space for future events!


Past Events at Interfaith Center:


for Christina Morales Hemenway
s next film:

“Tommy Hollywood and Katie Encino
Move to the Midwest to Get Real”

THIS SATURDAY, June 18, 4 PM – 9 PM

Triple Feature: Bride+1, Naked Angel, and Dreammaker

Advance tickets $12 per show or $25 for all three! at https://www.supportourstory.com/tommyhollywoodl
Tickets at the door: $20 for each show.

Entrance fee Includes soda and popcorn. Masks encouraged.

4pm-5:30 Dreammaker; 5:30-5:45 Q&A with Director
5:45-7:15 Naked Angel; 7:15-7:30 Q&A with Director
7:30-8:45 Bride +1; 8:45-9pm Q&A with Director

For a description of the films:  https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2051657/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Movies will be shown at the Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth
704 Airport Blvd. Suite 1, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

What’s In Your Box?
Create your own Portable Spirit Altar

Interactive Workshop in Person at ICSG or on Zoom

Presented by Laurie Knerr

Saturday, June 4, 2022, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 in Person at 704 Airport Blvd. Suite 1, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

On Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85420960800

Cost: Love Offering
All proceeds go to the Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth

Lets have a creative time together constructing Spirit/altar/memory/keepsake/family-ancestor-animal companion PORTABLE BOXES that hold a special meaning.  These boxes are a way to be present and mindful, a focal point to center into our heartspace and can be used anywhere and anytime.  Im looking forward to our wonderful community time together creating our portable Spirit Boxes!


Online Workshop:

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.



in person and on Zoom


TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/…/where-the-light-gets-in…

Join Bob Sima and Shannon Plummer for an evening of live music and inspiration.
DATE: Thursday August 5th
TIME: 7-9pmET
EXCHANGE: $20 advance if purchased before Aug 4th (use code “earlybird”); $25 otherwise
Learn more: https://www.WhereTheLightGetsIn.Us
Bob Sima (pronounced sEYE-ma) is to music what Wayne Dyer, Don Miguel Ruiz, and Eckhart Tolle are to books and Rumi, Hafiz, and David Whyte are to poetry. He is an award-winning singer-songwriter, spiritual teacher, and musical mystic who has been called Eckhart Tolle with a guitar. With no musical training, he has creatively channeled 8 award winning albums and built a national following. The music that comes through him will vibrate with your spirit exactly where you are. He is a troubadour, a way-shower, a guide, an awakener, and a musical mystic through the medium of melody. His music bridges daily life and soul consciousness, the eternal with the now through instantly accessible songs that take up residence and resonance in your soul. When Sima opens his mouth to sing, what emerges is far beyond the human sounds of his warm and soulful voice. He speaks the language of the Universe, the language of the soul, the language of the heart. But hes not just singing to his audience. He is the musical navigation that guides people to reconnect to themselves and to each other.Bob performs with his on-stage and off-stage partner, creative collaborator, and premier vocalist – Shannon Plummer. Shannon’s harmonies are so perfectly attuned to Sima’s voice that it is as if there is one voice coming from the stage. Shannon is a shamanic practitioner, intentional creation coach, artist, and singer. Together they amplify each other’s gifts into a divine combination that will lead the soul to truth and peace. They lead life-changing experiential talks, workshops, music meditations, weekend retreats, and powerful concert experiences.
Video Previews:
–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

Zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85419540637
Phone in: (646) 558 8656 (Meeting ID: 854 1954 0637)


Thursday,  April 1, 7 PM

Bloom Where You Are:
Basic Flower Arranging for All Life Celebrations
with Laurie Knerr & Dawn Swartz

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81266924685
Phone in: (646) 558 8656 (Meeting ID:812 6692 4685)
Information and Materials List

Defying Gravity:
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 delyth.balmer@interfaithspirit.org

Jon Mundy

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

Jenny Donner
Awakening to Love

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.
Workshop flier

James Twyman presents his celebrated
one-person musical
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.”

More information is at https://www.stfrancismusical.com/.  Download the Flier

Becoming Nobody – the new film about Ram Dass!

Check back for future showings

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)