Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento Newsletter
ICGS Weekly UpdateMay 26, 2016
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Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento
ICGS / Sacramento Faith TV
PO Box 15246
Sacramento, CA 95851
In This Issue
Please join the Sacramento Hunger Coalition and our partner organizations, CARES Community Health, River City Food Bank, Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services and Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op to highlight the role education and advocacy play in reducing hunger in our community.

See our flyer for details.

Thursday, 5/26

The Co-op Community Kitchen Class
(Taught in Spanish): The Co-op Community Kitchen is a program of
the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op that partners with non-profit
organizations that serve low-income families, individuals and
children. The program provides free hands-on cooking and nutrition
education classes taught during a 4-week course. This program is
fully funded by the Co-op and has been serving our community for 4

Wellspring Women's Center
3414 4th Ave

Friday, 5/27

Hunger Awareness Week Forum
The week will culminate with an opportunity for Sacramento elected
officials including City Council Members, County Supervisors and
City of Sacramento Mayoral candidates to address the public
regarding their individual views of hunger in our own city.

River City Food Bank
1800 28th Street

Saint Francis Episcopal Church in Fair Oaks and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Sacramento will be hosting Father Michael Lapsley, priest and leader of the Institute for the Healing of Memories and Author of Redeeming the Past: My Journey from Freedom Fighter to Healer, on May 29, 2016.

See our flyer for locations and more information.

Spirituality of Healing and Caregiving

JOIN US for this enlightening experience!

This presentation is designed for anyone who faces the stressors of caring about or for others - at any level, from a distance, directly or indirectly, paid or unpaid, full time or part time. This includes friends, family and home-care providers, medical professionals, pastorals, faith formation volunteers, home-bound ministers, parents, grandparents, counselors, etc.

See our flyer for details.

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Morning refreshments and sign-in begin at 8:15 a.m.

Holy Trinity Parish Media Center
3111 Tierra de Dios Dr., El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Contact & Additional Information:
Reservations: Call Holy Trinity Office no later than Friday, May 31st
(530) 677-3234. Seating is limited.
Please join us for the Interfaith Council's Annual Membership Meeting & Potluck on Tuesday evening, June 21!  The meeting provides a review of the work of the ICGS and Sacramento Faith TV over the past year, plans for the future, as well as election by the ICGS membership of the members of the Board of Trustees.
The meeting is an opportunity to celebrate the positive achievements of interfaith cooperation, and to plan for the many challenges we face in seeking to build a more caring, compassionate and just community. All people of faith are welcome, members or not.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 Upstairs near elevators at north parking lot (Signs will show the way)
6:30pm, supper via potluck
7:00-7:15pm, Business meeting
8:00pm, Adjournment

Please spread the word ASAP to all you know. Invite others in your own faith who might be interested in attending.

University/Fremont Presbyterian Church (across from Sac State)
5770 Carlson Dr, Sacramento, CA 95819
Domestic violence is an ongoing epidemic in our culture and in our faith communities.  Religious leaders are often turned to by Victims of domestic violence as the first resource for understanding and help.  This is both good and bad news. On the one hand, it is good in the sense that victims intuitively feel they will be well received, believed and understood in turning to their clergy.   On the other hand, it is bad because most clergy are inadequately trained and qualified to respond in a helpful manner.  In fact they often unintentionally do more harm than good.   But that does not have to be the case.  Training is available.

A day long training event is being offered at one of four different locations around the greater Sacramento area.   Each event is from 9:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. Lunch is included.   Choose your date and reserve your spot.  Please see our flyer for the goals of the training.

June 30 - July 28 - August 25 - September 15th. 

For information and registration forms please contact:

Gethsemane Lutheran Church
4706 Arden Way
Carmichael CA 95608
(916) 483-5047
ICGS Mission Statement                    
"The mission of the Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento is to promote respect for all faiths and religious human rights for all, to encourage faiths to work together for better understanding and acceptance of all faiths and their people, to encourage a cohesive hand of all faiths in social services, to implement programs for the basic needs in the community and to help protect religious freedom as an element of human rights for all."

Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento and
Sacramento Faith TV are part of the Interfaith Service Bureau