Category: SIF News & Random Thoughts

  • Sunday, February 5 – Compassion or Codependency?

    Too often, we confuse being of service with codependency.  We confuse compassion with perpetuating laziness and complacency in others.  Yet, the injunctions given by great masters from all of the spiritual traditions direct us to practice compassion, and to serve our brothers and sisters that are in need. From Jesus to the Buddha, Mohammed and […]

  • Sunday, January 8, 2012 — Life is an “Ode to Joy”

    “Epiphany:  A sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple or commonplace occurrence or experience.” Have you ever had an epiphany experience?  Have you ever been doing a simple task, and all of a sudden, someone turns the light bulb on over your head?  […]

  • The Light Has Come! Christmas Eve at SIF…

    Christmas Eve with Sedona Interfaith Fellowship is a chance to catch one’s breath and remember the true spirit of the season.  It’s a time to join with others in the quiet recollection of what is actually being celebrated. The light has come!  Winter may have closed in, but the light within shines with a brilliance […]

  • Sunday, December 18 – The Holiest Place: Celebrate Hanukkah in our Light Festivals during Advent

    Hanukkah begins next Wednesday, and as a part of Sedona Interfaith Fellowship’s Advent light festival celebrations, this Sunday participants will honor Hanukkah, allowing the beauty found in Judaism to grace their lives. Hanukkah, while being a minor festival, has become honored over time, and is a festival of lights, in which menorahs are seen burning […]

  • Sunday, December 11 — Kwanzaa: Celebrate the Light Within!

    For the Fellowship’s light festival celebration during Advent this Sunday, we will honor the contemporary African-American Kwanzaa, which runs from December 26 to January 1.  “Kwanzaa” means “first fruits” in Swahili.  We will light a candle for each of the Nguzo Saba: Unity, self-determination, working together, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. The last Sunday […]

  • Sunday, November 27 — The Birth of Holiness Within

    With the impending holidays, many people wonder how they can bring the true spirit of the season more into their lives, and lessen the focus on the secular aspects that seem to take over.  Advent begins this Sunday, which is a time of preparing for the event of Christ’s birth on the Christian calendar.  It […]

  • Interfaith Thanksgiving Prayer Service — 11/22 at 7:00 p.m.

    We have so much for which we are grateful!  Let us come together in Thanksgiving as a community of many faiths….    Interfaith Thanksgiving Prayer Service This Year’s Theme:   “Sharing Bounty”  Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 7:00 pm  St. John Vianney Catholic Church 180 Soldiers Pass Rd., Sedona, AZ 86336  Pie, Cider and Coffee Fellowship will follow the service. Canned […]

  • Sunday, November 20 — For What Are We Grateful?

    With Thanksgiving next Thursday, this Sunday the Fellowship celebrates a day of gratitude.  When hearts are open in thankfulness, individuals open themselves to the presence of God within, for gratitude is an expression of hope and joy and love. Giving thanks isn’t just about having the things desired in life or knowing that needs are […]

  • Sunday, October 23 – Consistency on the path

    Sedona Interfaith Fellowship will meet at the Sedona Creative Life Center in the Sedona Room this Sunday, due to the book sale at the library. This week, the spiritual principle of “consistency” will be our focus. We all wish we felt more faithful, more loving, and more consistent in applying our spiritual ideals in everyday […]

  • Sunday, October 16 – What Am I Here For?

    Sedona Interfaith Fellowship will meet at the Sedona Creative Life Center in the Great Room this Sunday, due to the book sale at the library. I think most of us have an appreciation of the idea that we are all ministers of God in our everyday lives.  This week, we’ll take that idea a little […]