Sedona Interfaith Fellowship
A spiritual oasis -- all are welcome!
Sedona Public Library
3250 White Bear Ln.
Sedona, AZ 86336
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 Services. 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.
Our Sunday Worship and Celebration Services include:
• Singing: joyous praise, and meditative chant, traditional and contemporary
• Selected readings from sacred texts and inspirational teachers
• An inspirational or educational story, accompanying an inspiring and thought-
• A short guided meditation and a few minutes of silent meditation
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The Season for Nonviolence is underway!
January 30 – April 4
The Season for Nonviolence was started 17 years ago by Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandhi, and is recognized as an annual event by the United Nations. To help us practice the principles of nonviolence and peace, DAILY AFFIRMATIONS were designed, to span the days between the deaths of Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. The affirmations are offered through our Blog — see Blog page at left and go to the SUBSCRIBE post to start receiving them.
These writings have been adapted from 64 Days and Ways to Practice Nonviolence by the Global New Thought Movement and Compassionate Activism for Global Healing by the Association for Global New Thought and added to by Tanya Mayer and Paul Friedman. They are grouped in 9 categories: nonviolence toward self, in close relationships, in my communication, in recreation, in my perspective of others, in daily living, in work, for mother earth and in our world.
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 bride and groom, and this guides the planning of the ceremony to make it a perfect reflection of your values and vision.
With more than fifteen 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