Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento Newsletter
ICGS Monthly NewsletterJune 2016
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Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento
ICGS / Sacramento Faith TV
PO Box 15246
Sacramento, CA 95851
In This Issue
From the President's Desk                   
We had a wonderful Power of One event at St. Ignatius Parish a couple of weeks ago. Four wonderful members of our community were honored as being a power of one. A wonderful meal was served. A large group attended. Service was displayed all about us. Later this month we hold our annual meeting at University Presbyterian across the river from Sac State. We invite any and all to attend our potluck meal and meeting. It is a time when some board members move on and new ones come aboard to serve with us. We continue to be involved in many worthwhile events such as the gathering at the Gurdwara in West Sacramento with the Habitat Unity Build. Our prayer breakfasts and prayer services combining many faith leaders and believers in God are inspiring and uplifting. We participated in one at the Food Bank last month. We hope to keep doing those. Thanks, once again, for all that you to do to help us clearly see that we all live in the same house, we just came through different doors.
What's New at ICGS?
The Interfaith Council is organizing and hosting a large scale Prayer Breakfast on September 2, 2016, to kick off the Africa Trade Show at Cal-Expo. We are looking for houses of faith to help sponsor the breakfast. Please contact us at if you are inclined to help with this. People from California, the other 49 states and the continent of Africa will be attendance for the three day event. A country flag ceremony, an interfaith prayer service, speakers, music and lots of food highlight this morning. We would welcome your assistance and involvement with gladness.  More information is available at
News from The Village on North C Street - New Friendship Park
The new Friendship Park continues to progress toward completion. The facilities being built there will greatly aid and serve those who seek rest and solace in that area. There are many. Some come to eat at Loaves and Fishes. Some come to worship at Safehaven Ministries. Some make their way through the goodnesses of Clean and Sober, Maryhouse, Mustard Seed School, Genesis, Sister Nora's Place and other blessings to our society and to our brothers and sisters.

Stop by and visit. Arrange a time when you can serve there. Email them at for additional information. There is plenty for all to do. Summer is coming. Please consider donating bottled water. It will be needed.
New Members & Donations                    
Thank you to these Faith Groups/Organizations that either paid their ICGS membership dues or made donations to the ICGS in May:

 Centennial United Methodist Women

We thank these donors and other individual donors for their kindness and generosity.
We invite you to become involved in helping fund our approaches and events -- please click Membership or Donate in the Quick Links box to the right.  It is through your support of the ICGS that we can continue to grow and expand our interfaith work! 
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."
Items for the Next Newsletter                   
Items for the next monthly ICGS Newsletter should be sent via email to no later than Tuesday, June 28.  The next monthly Newsletter will be sent out on Friday, July 1. For questions, please contact us at the email address above.
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