"The Power of WE"

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

One Huntsville September: What it’s like in Etowah County’s lock-up for immigrants

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

What is it like for the immigrants in detention in the John Hayes Detention Center in Etowah, Ala.? And is there any reason why we should care?  … Read article

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Where is Your Journey Taking You?

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Please share your experiences with the Hometown Pilgrimage!

Get your Journey Board and plan your trip!


Daily Challenge:
Write down, audio/video record, or tell someone:
How did the events of 9/11, 13 years ago, change your perspective of the importance of understanding and tolerance in faith, culture or community?

Past Challenges

Upcoming Experiences:
Unity Prayer Pole
6:30 – 7:30
Unity on the Mountain

JustFaith Series (30-weeks)
6:30 – 8:30
St. John’s Catholic

Honor Walk
12:00 – 5:00
Space and Rocket Center

United Way Block Party
10:00 – 2:00
Big Spring Park, East

Buddhist Learning and Meditation
3:00 – 4:30
Unity on the Mountain

Hometown Pilgrimage Calendar – http://www.interfaithmissionservice.org/about-us/calendar/action~month/exact_date~1409590241/cat_ids~17/

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Hometown Pilgrimage Events and Challenge

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Hometown Pilgrimage

Daily Challenge:

Research “The Golden Rule”
1. What does the Golden Rule mean to you?
2. What are the 13 mainstream faith traditions of standard Golden Rule information?
3. How do you apply the Golden Rule in your life?


Events for this week:

A Place at the Table  Viewing

Date: September 10th              Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm                       Location: Monte Sano United Methodist

Unity Prayer Pole

Date: September 11th               Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm                       Location: Unity Church on the Mountain

MeshFest 2014

Date: September 12th              Time: 5:00 – 10:00 pm                     Location: Big Spring Park

Honor Walk – Register ahead of time

Date: September 13th              Time: 12:00 – 5:00 pm                       Location: Space and Rocket Center

United Way Block Party

Date:   September 13th            Time: 10:00 – 2:00                             Location: Big Spring Park

JustFaith Series (Sundays) – registration required

Date: Sept 14th – End of May Time: 4:00 – 6:30 pm                       Location: Trinity United Methodist Church

Buddhist Learning and Meditation (Every Sunday)

Date: September 14th              Time: 3:00 – 4:30 pm                       Location: Unity Church on the Mountain

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Hometown Pilgrimage Daily Challenge

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Hometown Pilgrimage Daily Challenge

Have you printed out your Journey Board and started to plan your Pilgrimage?

Here is your challenge for the day: Read an al.com Editorial or Religion article



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Hometown Pilgrimage 1st Daily Challenge

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

Today is the kick off of the 2014 Hometown Pilgrimage. Make sure to visit the Hometown Pilgrimage Page for participation information and to download you Journey Board.

Daily Challenge:
Check out the website for calendar of events for the Pilgrimage and download the Journey Board!

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Create Your Own Hometown Pilgrimage

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

Create Your Own Hometown Pilgrimage

Click Here to Start Your Journey!

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Today – Free2Teach School Supply Drive

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Today – Free2Teach School Supply Drive

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Candlelight vigil for justice and peace to be held in Huntsville

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

6:00 – Big Spring Park

A candlelight ceremony capped off an evening intended to be a positive message to the people of Ferguson and St. Louis from the people of Huntsville…. read entire WAFF news article

8:00 – Fellowship Presbyterian Church

On Thursday night a candlelight vigil for justice and peace will be held in Huntsville in an effort heighten awareness and promote solidarity across the world.

“This is an interfaith intervention and all are welcome …… read entire Al.com Article

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Tomorrow! One Huntsville Diversity Dinner – Let us know ASAP if you need a dinner!

Posted by on Aug 18, 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.

We meet the third Tuesday of each month at Huntsville Madison County Public Library

915 Monroe Street, 35801

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

Program for August 19th:

Economic Mobility and Peace Building Through Solidarity; A Baha’i Perspective

The presentation/discussion will go into some depth on Baha’i attitudes toward the role of religion and wealth creation. We will examine how religious groups can contribute to the sustained economic advancement of all their members, and their larger communities, as well as the significance and purpose of economic development in and of itself. After addressing the tenets of economic mobility within, between and outside religion, we will examine the integral function of economic stability in establishing cooperative peace. We’ll look at a new definition of peace, which views peace as an approach to conflict, rather than the absence of conflict.

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Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Why do they hate us?

August 14th at 6:30 pm

in the Welcome Room at Latham UMC (109 Weatherly Road) for Lifetree Café Huntsville.

Mr. Aamir Saeed from the Wall Street Journal Pakistan will be here with reporter, Ms. Kay Campbell from AL.com. They will be able to lend their firsthand voices to the conversation! 

Why do Islamic radicals hate America and the West? Hear answers from Middle East experts Carl Medearis and Gregory Johnsen, as well as best-selling author Mark Bowden (Black Hawk Down and The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden). This episode will give key forces that lead to radicalizing Muslims and suggest how common ground might be found. Hope you can make what will likely be one of the great Lifetree Cafes of the year!


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