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Interfaith Prayer Service International provides a special occasion to pray for peace, cherish our loved ones, reflect upon the interconnectedness of all beings, and to uplift our hearts and minds in a safe environment for all. We bring together different faith communities in the spirit of harmony and growing appreciation, while nurturing confidence on the universal power of love and unity for all.Read More
The next service will be January 11, 2015.
This months theme was inspired by the Buddhist story of Indra's net.
"The Net of Indra is a profound and subtle metaphor for the structure of reality. Imagine a vast net; at each crossing point there is a jewel; each jewel is perfectly clear and reflects all the other jewels in the net, the way two mirrors placed opposite each other will reflect an image ad infinitum. The jewel in this metaphor stands for an individual being, or an individual consciousness, or a cell or an atom. Every jewel is intimately connected with all other jewels in the universe, and a change in one jewel means a change, however slight, in every other jewel."
-Stephen Mitchell, in his book The Enlightened Mind.This month's presenter's will be Board members we currently have. It will demonstrate our reflection of you; The community, and collective greater whole. We hope you come and join the web of interconnected light. If there is a faith tradition you do not see represented on our Board, we hope to bridge that gap and get a greater representation with your help. See you Sunday, January 11th! .
Featuring:The IPSI Board of Directors.
Main Sanctuary, 1166 Oak Street, Eugene, Oregon
(this is the First Christian Church building)
6:45 p.m. prelude
7:00 to 8:00 p.m. service
Followed by fellowship
Bring your family and friends!
FREE CHILDCARE is now available at all services!
Services are on the 11th of each month.
Here is the video and program from the service on December 11, 2014:
After sifting through YouTube videos late last night, I was pleasantly uplifted in finding this. Last year Guru Amar, a University of Oregon journalism student did a feature story on the Interfaith Prayer Services and created this beautiful video. As we move forward into a rainy weekend, the IPSI Board of Directors will be gathering for our Fall quarterly retreat. During this time we will share in a warm potluck meal and reflect on our “Visions for the Future”, a list we compiled last year of our short and long term goals. Where are we now? Where would we like to go? (See below from...Read More
Have you wanted to share the experience of an Interfaith Prayer Service with someone? Now you can! Our board members Hafiz, and Sherab along with videographer Larry Doberstein have worked hard over the past year, compiling a collection of memorable presentations from the last 13 years of Interfaith Prayer Services. You can purchase this DVD at our next service and is now available online for $20.00 (plus $3 for shipping). All proceeds go towards future IPSI services and treasured moments of unity, love, respect and peace. Order now! Your Name (required) Your Email (required) Shipping...Read More
September 11th, 2014 Out of tragedy springs a welcoming interfaith tradition Welcome to Interfaith Prayer Service International and its monthly prayer service, which today — exactly 13 years after hijacked jetliners slammed into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a field in rural Pennsylvania — is still going at First Christian Church....Read More
By Emily Farthing What Is Interfaith? This was one of the questions being asked of myself and the other young adult panelists, at this year’s North American Interfaith Network’s conference in Detroit. I’ve had the opportunity to attend this conference the past two years as a representative of The Interfaith Prayer Service International. As I rolled this question around in my head and heart and listened to other young adults share, I realized my experience of Interfaith was “soupy”. The Soup/ Salad metaphor is often used when describing interfaith engagement. “Soup”, referring to the melting...Read More