Sedona Interfaith Fellowship
A spiritual oasis -- all are welcome!
SEDONA INTERFAITH FELLOWSHIP MISSION STATEMENT
To be an opening through which individuals may more deeply experience the presence of God.
To create this opening by drawing upon the wisdom and beauty of the world’s great spiritual traditions.
Our Mission Statement is what sets the tone for the Sunday Gatherings and other activities. We explore various topics of spiritual interest from the perspective of the world’s great religions and spiritual paths, as we open ourselves to the beauty and depth of our own personal experiences of God, by whatever name our Source is called.
Sunday Gatherings – All Are Welcome!
Check in periodically for an update of the schedule. See the Events and Announcements page for details.
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Sundays — approximately every other week — please check the Events and Announcements page.
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location may vary — please check the Events and Announcements page.
Many of the Gatherings are held at:
Meeting Space at Weddings In Sedona
30 Kayenta Ct., Suite 3
Sedona, AZ 86336
“Regular” Sunday Gatherings generally include:
–A message and sharing
–Meditation and Prayer…
Bring all of your concerns for individuals and situations, and allow us to join in sending them to our Source for healing, with gratitude.
Alternate Sunday Gatherings
Alternate Sundays may focus around a book study, video presentations or clips with a discussion group, meditation group, and so on.
We have just completed a book study, and are considering what we will do with our alternate Sundays at this time. Watch for more details!
UPCOMING SUNDAY SCHEDULE:
AUGUST 28 — NO SUNDAY GATHERING
SEPTEMBER 4 — SUNDAY GATHERING
“Fundamentalism OR the Fundamentals?”
If you recall, we watched a video a couple Sundays ago from the Lunch with Bokara series, featuring Brother David Steindl-Rast and Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, who discussed “Mysticism, Fundamentalism, Gratitude and Forgiveness.” It got me to thinking about the word, “fundamentalism.” It is certainly a loaded word in our current culture, what with fundamentalist religious terrorists, fundamentalist religious/political fanatics, and so on. But let’s take another look at where that word comes from — “fundamental.” What is fundamental to spirit? What is at the core of what we believe and therefore practice? How do we reclaim the spirit, the essence, of our beliefs, the heart and soul of who we are?
What I love about our Gatherings is experiencing God’s spirit through many avenues: words, music, prayer and meditation, sharing and relating with one another. I hope you’ll take a few minutes out of your busy week to join in that experience together. Community, I believe, is a “fundamental” necessity on the spiritual path!
AND, can we bring the “fun” back into it??
Sunday, September 4
At the Meeting Space at Weddings In Sedona
30 Kayenta Ct., Suite 3
SEPTEMBER 11 — NO SUNDAY GATHERING
SEPTEMBER 18 — SUNDAY GATHERING
—VIDEO AND DISCUSSION — stay tuned for details
Reverend Susan Perry felt called to ministry at the age of ten, and twenty-five years later was ordained by the New Seminary in New York, in 1994, with a license as Minister, Spiritual Counseling. With its focus on the interfaith model, the seminary inspires individuals to expand their spiritual horizons to respect and honor the traditions of all of the world’s faiths. Susan’s ministry began in her own living room in 1991, then expanded to the more public setting of the Sedona Public Library’s Community Room in 1996.
Her spiritual career has included:
• Her upbringing in the Lutheran Church, which was the inspiration and preparing ground for her call to ministry;
• Many years of study and application of the principles of metaphysics as found in the Edgar Cayce channeled material, the Findhorn Foundation, and other spiritual teachings;
• A Course in Miracles study and practice, including working for several years at Miracle Distribution Center in California;
• For twelve years, assisting her then husband, Robert Perry, found and manage the Circle of Atonement, a center dedicated to embodying and teaching the principles of A Course in Miracles;
• Living in a spiritual community for twenty years.
Sedona Interfaith Fellowship is…
A Place of Fellowship
A Center of Worship
A Learning Center
A Focal Point for Action and Service
A Spiritual Oasis
As a Sanctuary, the Fellowship is a place where the seeker can find rest and solace from the daily walk of life. It is a place for nurturing and healing the soul on its journey of awakening.
As a Place of Fellowship, Sedona Interfaith is open to people from all walks of life, no matter what spiritual path one is or isn’t on. It is a place where the seeker may come to experience the oneness of all God’s children.
As a Center of Worship, the Fellowship utilizes the wisdom found in all of the world’s great spiritual traditions, to enlighten and illuminate the spiritual journey. It is a safe environment in which individuals may deepen their own relationship with and experience of God.
As a Learning Center, Sedona Interfaith Fellowship seeks to help break down the barriers people have built against different faiths, cultures, and ways of thinking. Educational opportunities range from hands-on experiential studies of spiritual practices and techniques, including those that relate to personal and inner growth, to scholarly studies of sacred texts and other writings.
As a Focal Point for Action and Service, the Fellowship challenges and encourages its participants to recognize that all God’s children are deserving of love. This love can be expressed in a variety of ways, for example, through service projects, prayer groups, educational forums, or action committees.
In sum, Sedona Interfaith Fellowship is a Spiritual Oasis, where the seeker may come to rest and replenish, to drink a new drink to refresh their soul, inspire their spirit, and bring new life and meaning into their daily lives.
That God is all there is.
That although God is all there is, we experience ourselves as separate humans on earth.
That God has sent enlightened teachers through the ages to bring a message of hope and deliverance to humankind.
That this message of hope, although different in expression from tradition to tradition, is at its core one and the same: God loves us, and wants us to come home.
That among the many holy messengers throughout history, all of whom have a voice within the Fellowship, Jesus holds the unique position as model and teacher of the interfaith principles and ideals for this Fellowship. His inspiring message is woven throughout this ministry, bringing hope and peace through the example of his love.
Rev. Susan Perry is available to officiate at your wedding!
This is a special day, and it would be an honor and a privilege to share in it with you.
I’ll work with wedding couples to create a meaningful and memorable ceremony to commemorate this joining. As the founding minister of Sedona Interfaith Fellowship, I recognize the importance of honoring whatever spiritual or religious backgrounds my couples come from. My focus is on the love and connection between the two of you, and this guides the planning of the ceremony to make it a perfect reflection of your values and vision.
With more than twenty years of officiating experience, I will help to create an environment at your ceremony full of presence, intimacy, joy, and love. We’ll find the right balance in the moment between those precious expressions of caring and when a little humor is called for!
Available also for:
• Baptisms & Christenings
• Commitment ceremonies
• Vow renewals
• Memorials & Funerals
• Home blessings
• And whatever sacred ceremony you might have in mind
Reverend Susan Perry
Basic Fee: $250.00
Additional fees may be applied to: Rehearsal, extended travel, guest count larger than 50, attendance and blessing/prayer at reception, for example.
Sedona Interfaith Fellowship
Reverend Susan Perry
Home Office: (928) 282-0293
Cell: (928) 274-1444