"The Power of WE"

The Interfaith Mission Service is a cooperative of congregations and individuals working to co-create a Beloved Community.

Lenten Wednesday Evening Series

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Lenten Wednesday Evening Series

Church of the Nativity, Episcopal * 208 Eustis Avenue * Huntsville, AL 35801

rabbi baharFebruary 25, 5:30 Spaghetti Supper, 6:00 program featuring:

Rabbi Elizabeth Bahar, Temple B’nai Sholom

Reservations are needed for Nursery and/or Dinner (256) 5
33-2455. Call by Tuesday, 2/24.

No reservations required for program.

 

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Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

alabama ariseYou’re Invited: Alabama Arise Issue Preview 

 

Madison County is hosting their 2015 Legislative Forum on Monday, February 23rd, from 7-9 p.m. and we need YOU to show up and speak out for our Arise 2015 priorities!

 

Will you join us before the Forum from 4-5 p.m. at  Church of the Nativity to review our 2015 issues and plan comments for the public forum?

 

 Click here for more details and to RSVP. 

 

Even if you can’t make our preview meeting, we hope you will join the forum when you are able, talk to our elected officials and speak out for policies to help low-income people in Madison County.

And if you can’t make it in person, tune in to “WEUP Talk” (1700 AM in Huntsville, weupam.com anywhere) today at 5 p.m. to hear her there!

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Register Now!! Bhagavad Gita Review – Special Interfaith Worship Service:

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Click here to register!

A special Interfaith Worship Service

Under the auspices of Saint Thomas Episcopal, Abrahamic Prayers are held as part of an interfaith worship service from 7 to 9 p.m. on the first Thursday of most months.  Beginning October 2, 2014, Abrahamic Prayers have initiated a year-long discourse on the Bhagavad Gita, a Hindu scripture. There are two special sessions planned on February 5 and March 5, 2015 cosponsored by the Interfaith Mission Service and the Institute of Spiritual Healing.

The February Session: The Hindu View of Creation; the Hindu gods; Chapters 4-6 of the Bhagavad Gita; and Aarti – the Hindu worship service.

The March Session: The Fundamentals of Hinduism; Misconceptions about the Hindu faith; Chapters 7-9 of the Bhagavad Gita; and Aarti

A special Interfaith Worship Service cosponsored by Saint Thomas Episcopal, Interfaith Mission Service and Institute of Spiritual Healing at Laj Utreja’s residence (122 Foxhound Drive, Madison, AL 35758)

On February 5, 2015;    at 7 pm – 9 pm

Seating is limited, so please register at the IMS Website: www.interfaithmissionservice.org

Directions to Laj Utreja’s residence: (please call Laj at 256-604-6927, if you get lost)

From 565 West to Decatur – Right on Wall Triana Hwy: Left on Browns Ferry Road; Right on Balch Road; Take right to enter Foxfield Subdivision; Go around the roundabout; Take right on Foxhound Drive.  

From 72 West to Athens – Left on Balch Road; Take left to enter Foxfield Subdivision; Go around the roundabout; Take right on Foxhound Drive.

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Bhagavad Gita Review – Special Interfaith Worship Service

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Bhagavad Gita Review – Special Interfaith Worship Service

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A special Interfaith Worship Service

Under the auspices of Saint Thomas Episcopal, Abrahamic Prayers are held as part of an interfaith worship service from 7 to 9 p.m. on the first Thursday of most months.  Beginning October 2, 2014, Abrahamic Prayers have initiated a yearlong discourse on the Bhagavad Gita, a Hindu scripture. There are two special sessions planned on February 5 and March 5, 2015 cosponsored by the Interfaith Mission Service and the Institute of Spiritual Healing.  …. click here for more information and registration

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Tonight – The Big Picture: One Huntsville Diversity Dinner

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Tonight – The Big Picture: One Huntsville Diversity Dinner

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The Big Picture – One Huntsville Diversity Dinner

5:00 – 7:00 – Huntsville Madison County Public Library

The BIG Picture’ is a comprehensive planning process for the City of Huntsville. Comprehensive plans are typically policy documents that express a community vision for growth and delineate a path for achieving that vision. Considerations run the gamut, including land use, transportation, parks and recreation, infrastructure, workforce development, education, quality of life initiatives, and economic development/diversification. A key component in a comprehensive planning effort is community outreach, and the BIG Picture seeks to be as broad and deep as possible in engaging the community.

Click here for event information!

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Give Yourself the Gift of Health – Breathing and Meditation Workshop

Posted by on Dec 29, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Give Yourself the Gift of Health – Breathing and Meditation Workshop

After a season filled with giving to others, it is time to give something to yourself!

Register today!!

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Seasons Givings

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Seasons Givings
Dear Friends, 

IMS would like to thank each of you for your community support and involvement in 2014. We are asking that you support IMS in continuing community outreach and educational programs for 2015. IMS depends on your generosity to conduct programs and events that meet human needs and promote racial, religious and cultural harmony in our local and global community.

See below for several opportunities to provide your support.

Wishing everyone a safe, peaceful and prosperous holiday season! 

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Amazon Smile

End of the Year Giving

Do you have some last minute shopping to finish. Amazon may be your place!

Every time you shop on Amazon (through the IMS Smile portal) 0.5% of your purchases will be donated to IMS.

Click here to be taken to the Amazon Smile portal.

This is the perfect way to give without it costing you a dime!

Support your community while taking advantage of the tax benefits. It is a win-win.

Make sure to complete your end of the year giving donations by Wednesday, December 31st so that they can apply to your 2014 taxes.

Here are two ways to give:

  1. Online – www.interfaithmissionservice.org

2.  By mail:

Interfaith Mission Service

701 Andrew Jackson Way

Huntsville, AL 35801

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Today is Giving Tuesday!

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Today is Giving Tuesday!
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Supporting  IMS Means Supporting the Community

The Interfaith Mission Service is a cooperative of congregations, organizations, and individuals working to create a Beloved Community – a place of religious tolerance, racial harmony, justice, and care for the most vulnerable in our community.

1. Check out our website for all of the past and present community programs.

2. Click here to continue to support IMS programs in the community.

3. Watch recent community program – Click here to view the Community Interfaith Service from the Exploring Faith Intersections Conference.

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Tomorrow – One Huntsville with Alabama Arise

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

The objective of One Huntsville is to provide an opportunity to meet across religious, racial and cultural segments, exchange information and become informed via a good program.

November Program

Alabama Arise

Come and learn about the remarkable and expanding work of Alabama Arise as it creates possibilities and structures for cooperative and collaborative work across the State – and increasingly in our area.   Arise organizer Robyn Hyden will lead a discussion of the Arise issue priorities and how individuals, community groups, and congregations can choose to advocate for justice in any of a variety of ways – by supporting expanse of Medicaid, boosting education funding, un-taxing groceries, reform high-cost lending, and/or supporting affordable housing.

5:00 – 5:45 p.m.  – Dinner and informal table discussion

Informal table discussions as we eat together is an important aspect of our One Huntsville experience.   Please take the extra time to bring (or order) your meal, drink or snack so we can eat together.

Bring your own meal or order a boxed turkey sandwich dinner for $6.00 by noon the day of the meeting at ims@knology.net  or call (256) 536-2401)

5:45 – “Unity in our Community” – Fresh updates on Community Life

6:00 – Program and Dialogue

Can’t come for the full time? Come anytime between 5:00-7:00

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This Thursday – Prison Overcrowding

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

This Thursday – Prison Overcrowding

Prision Overcrowding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 6th

6:00 pm

Times/AL.com Hub – 200 West Side Sq.

Huntsville, Alabama
Co-sponsored by
AL.com and the
The David Mathews Center for Civic Life
Alabama Media Group and its partners in the Alabama Investigative Journalism Lab have worked for months exposing problems in the state prison system.
In partnership with The David Mathews Center for Civic Life, we’re creating a dialogue around solutions. Through a series of interactive workshops, people shared their concerns about crowded prisons, listed possible actions and identified costs and consequences. What emerged from this exercise is a framework that explores three possible routes to improvement:
1. Increase prison capacity and improve conditions;
2. Address the root causes that lead to criminal activity;
3. Implement alternative approaches to incarceration.
Forum participates will deliberate these possible routes to improvement. The results will be shared with people across Alabama via the AL.com website and in The Huntsville Times and with legislators who must decide the path forward for Alabama’s prison system.
For more information, contact Shelly Haskins, shaskins@ al.com, or Chris McCauley, cmccauley@mathewscenter.org.. Shelly
Haskins is director of community news for Alabama Media Group in Huntsville. He can be reached at shaskins@ al.com.

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