"The Power of WE"

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

Train the Trainer – Health Care Sign Up

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Train the Trainer – Health Care Sign Up

Health Care sign up letter - Laura Hall

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Community Thanksgiving Service – Sunday, November 24 at 5:30

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Community Thanksgiving Service – Sunday, November 24 at 5:30

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Sunday, November 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Hosted by Faith Presbyterian Church, 5003 Whitesburg Drive, Huntsville, Alabama

 

The Service will be followed by a reception where all bursting with grateful hearts can gather

 

Organized by the Southeast Huntsville Clergy Cooperative

Co-sponsored by the City of Huntsville

With the Support of Area Congregations, Ministers and Cooperatives

 

Led by Area Public Officials and Religious Representatives

 Offering a Tapestry of Music, Readings, Reflections, Prayers, and Litanies

Which Reflect our Diversity and Unity 

 

The Wonder of It All:  Gratitude and Generosity

 

“For we are drawn together and are now ready to be knit together by a common stake

in these United States and in our cherished community.”

 

RATHER THAN REMAIN APART WE COME TOGETHER!

We seek in our joint Thanksgiving a fusion of stubborn creative differences.

We celebrate wisdom, justice, and generosity, all at the core of our heritage and our common hope.

We stand ready to meet the challenge before us all – to find ways to jointly contribute from our own life to the good of all.

We are grateful for being entrusted and called to serve as good stewards of the earth, this land, this home called Huntsville.

 

 

 

Join us as we celebrate the spiritual and cultural realities of gratitude and generosity

as well as our common national heritage of being a thankful people … 

and crown God’s good with love endured, from sea to shining sea.

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Next One Huntsville – Tuesday November 19th

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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.

Presenters:

Rev. Carol Landry of Possibilities Unlimited and Briana Cousins of Balanced Wellness, LLC

 

Program:

“The Importance of ‘Whole’istic Wellness to the Community”

Exploring The Importance of Lifestyle on Health

·  Wellness Spectrum

·  Affects of lifestyle habits on health

·  Overview of a program that fuses wellness concepts with the importance of our beliefs and how they affect our behavior

·  Receive practical tools that you can use as part of your “healthy lifestyle”

 

Our format is to have informal table discussion from 5:00 until 5:45 pm. After a time of sharing community news, the program begins around 6:00 pm. If you cannot come for the full time, feel free to come anytime between 5:00 and 7:00 pm.

Dinner is a catered mini-buffet. The cost of dinner is $8. If not eating, we request a donation of $2 to help cover cost of the facility.

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Fat — and hungry, too! ‘A Place at the Table’ explores why, with Huntsville screening

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Many impoverished people in Alabama have the worst of both worlds: They’re fat and hungry, too.

How obesity, paradoxically, can be linked to chronic hunger and community-wide food insecurity, will be explored in Huntsville Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, with a free showing of a documentary starring Jeff Bridges and “Top Chef” Tom Colicchio, “A Place at the Table.” …click here to read entire al.com article

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Reserve Your “Place at the Table”

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50 Million Americans—1 in 4 children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. A Place at the Table tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat. In a riveting journey that will change forever how you think about the hungry, A Place at the Table shows how the issue could be solved forever, once the American public decides—as they have in the past—that ending hunger is in the best interests of us all.  Click here to visit the movie website.

This great movie will be presented at Trinity United Methodist Church on November 12th!

 

Event Details

5:30 – Potluck Local Harvest dinner (bring a dish to share) in Wesley Hall

6:15 – Agency Vendor Fair in the New Room Lobby

6:45 – Showing of the film in the New Room

8:00 – Panel Discussion

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Video From Recent Payday Lending Event

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Watch this exciting ecumenical protest from a recent Payday Lending (Social Justice) event co-sponsored by Al Arise and Center for Responsible Lending.

See if you can pick out our local IMSer!!

Click here!!

 

 

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This Sunday – “Letter From Birmingham Jail”

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This Sunday – “Letter From Birmingham Jail”

In celebration and remembrance of events 50 years ago, Red Mountain Theatre Company (RMTC) is taking our dramatic interpretation of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” across the state. RMTC’s show manager, Jesse Bates, along with our MLK character are traveling all over Alabama to perform “Letter from Birmingham Jail” alongside local community members, in the role of the clergy who wrote “A Call for Unity.” Each performance will be followed by an interactive discussion with the audience.

Date: Sunday, November 3rd

Time: 3:00 – 5:00

Location: Lee High School

Click here for more event details and to download event flyer

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Final Stop on the Hometown Pilgrimage

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Final Stop on the Hometown Pilgrimage

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The Interfaith Mission Service Hometown Pilgrimage this year is focusing on historic congregations in the Huntsville area. These congregations have invited pilgrims to attend services and to stay afterwards for a Q&A with clergy and congregants.

The final stop on this year’s Hometown Pilgrimage is the Huntsville Islamic Center (1645 Sparkman Drive, 35816). We are invited to join them, with a chance for dialogue after the service.

The service is Sunday, October 27th at 1:00.  (Please note the time update – previously mis-communicated start time was 12:15).

We will see you there!

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Tonight!: One Huntsville Diversity Dinner

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Plan to attend this great event!

The next One Huntsville will take place on Tuesday, October 15th at the National Children’s Advocacy Center (210 Pratt Ave, 35801).

Our format is to have informal table discussion from 5:00 until 5:45 pm. After a time of sharing community news, the program begins around 6:00 pm. If you cannot come for the full time, feel free to come anytime between 5:00 and 7:00 pm.

Dinner is a catered mini-buffet.  The cost of dinner is $8.  If not eating, we request a donation of $2 to help cover cost of the facility.

Program:

George Marchinkowski, Moderator of the Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa

“It seemed good to the Spirit and to us”

Developing a new model for discernment and consensus forming for meeting spiritual and societal challenge.  Across the world, spiritual and humanitarian communities are searching for new ways to discern the path to authentic unity. Join us as we look to cutting-edge research that explores four decision-making events form history and sacred scripture that lift several common elements, suggesting a model for wise and compassionate decision-making.

Dr. Marchinkowsli’s collected research considers the parliamentary method and a new consensus decision-making system designed by religious councils across the world for meeting the crises of our times.

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Tonight is Your Night to be a Pilgrim!!

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Tonight is Your Night to be a Pilgrim!!

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The third stop on this year’s Hometown Pilgrimage is the Hindu Cultural Center of North Alabama (14840 Smith Drive, 35749). This is the time of year that Hindus celebrate the feminine side of divinity with chants and prayers each evening. We are invited to join them in this service, with a chance for dialogue after the service.  The service begins at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 10.

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