July 22 – SIF’s 16th Anniversary Celebration!

Just another Sunday?  Perhaps in the greater scheme of things.  But for us, another milestone has been reached, another year has been served in our humble ministry.  16 years…. It’s hard to imagine!

Yet, what do all of these years help us to see?  Surely the sea of faces has changed over the years.  And surely, we age, we mature, we evolve.

One of God’s lessons for me personally that is at the root of why I continue in this ministry is to understand — really understand at a very core level — the unity of all humankind.  The Oneness we share in God’s family is an amazing force, if we but stop a moment to accept it, to experience it.  This Sunday, we’ll have the opportunity to embrace this principle together.  I hope you will join us.

Sunday Service begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Sedona Library’s Community Room.

We’ll head to a parishioner’s home for a Potluck BBQ Celebration, at about 11:30 a.m.  Bring something to grill, and a small potluck dish to share.  We’ll supply the buns and fixin’s, and also the beverages and dessert.  Directions to the home located in VOC will be at the Service.

It would be great to see you!

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Sunday, July 17 — Interfaith Celebrates 15th Anniversary!

Sedona Interfaith Fellowship is having its fifteenth anniversary celebration this Sunday. The Interfaith model calls for a respect of the many ways in which the truth comes to all people, keeping in mind that God, by whatever name we practice, is within us, around us, guiding us, loving us.

This anniversary celebration will be a time in which we will honor the Source of truth that is in all of us. It will be a time of singing some of our favorite songs and chants, sharing in fellowship, meditating, and hearing stories and words of faith and wisdom.

The message will be based on a Zen story about a monk who gives away a part of a statue of the monastery’s sacred Buddha, to the dismay of his followers, and what transpires.

Following the service, we’ll head over to a congregant’s home, for a Celebration BBQ. Bring something to grill, and a small dish to share. We’ll supply the fixings and the rest! There is a pool as well, for those that would like a swim. Maps are provided at the Service.

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