The Interfaith Mission Service is a cooperative of congregations and individuals working to co-create a Beloved Community.
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?
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!Read More
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.Read More
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 registrationRead More
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.Read More
See below for several opportunities to provide your support.
Wishing everyone a safe, peaceful and prosperous holiday season!
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.
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:
2. By mail:
Interfaith Mission Service
701 Andrew Jackson Way
Huntsville, AL 35801
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.
3. Watch recent community program – Click here to view the Community Interfaith Service from the Exploring Faith Intersections Conference.Read More
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.
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 email@example.com 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 5:00-7:00Read More
Thursday, November 6th
Times/AL.com Hub – 200 West Side Sq.
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, firstname.lastname@example.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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