Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento Newsletter
ICGS Weekly UpdateJune 20, 2016
In yesterday's newsletter, we missed including an article about a Brahma Kumaris event on June 27. Here's an updated newsletter that includes this event.

To send us questions or future articles, please send email to

Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento
ICGS / Sacramento Faith TV
PO Box 15246
Sacramento, CA 95851
In This Issue
A very nice interfaith prayer service was held at Trinity Cathedral on June 16 to remember those who died in Orlando. The service was well attended. The goodness and decency of how we ought to live our lives rang through the sanctuary with music and the spoken word. It was good to be there in the spirit of interfaith.
Our ANNUAL MEETING is a grand time to hear and see what we do and who is involved in doing it. We go over bookkeeping, scheduling and the spirit of interfaith work in our community. It is potluck, so we invite you to join with us and bring something we can munch for supper. We are grateful for the support in our community.

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
We continue looking for sponsors for our large Prayer Breakfast that begins the Africa Trade Show. Cal-Expo, September 2 - 9:00 am. Please call Jon Fish to discuss this further. 916.801.8883. Please also check 
This is a very worthwhile event for members of all faiths to consider attending. A local Juneteenth event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, June 25 at Negro Bar California State Park and at the Historic Folsom Railroad Block, celebrating our "Roots" keeping Folsom Juneteenth ~ an American tradition celebrating freedom alive.

All cultures are invited to come experience Juneteenth exhibits, music, poetry and speakers who emphasize the pivotal role that people of African ancestry played during the early days of the State of California.

Folsom Juneteenth provides a unique opportunity to showcase the essential link between the strength of an extensive story of California Gold Rush pioneers of African ancestry and the broader fight for freedom while preserving the union throughout the United States.

"One of the largest black Gold Rush communities in the region was located at Negro Bar in Folsom," according to Joe Moore, creator of Juneteenth Folsom Celebrations, "While the initial African American presence at Negro Bar was not lengthy, it has the distinction of being the site where gold was first discovered in Northern California by African Americans in 1849."

Read more in this Folsom Telegraph article.

Negro Bar State Park
Greenback Lane
Folsom, CA 95630

Contact & Additional Information: 
(916) 997-2451

Spiritual Leader and Renowned Yogi, Ashadidi will share the light of her wisdom on this intriguing subject.

Maria Nemeth, a leading expert in financial empowerment, leadership excellence, & personal/professional development, whose work has been featured on The Oprah Show, will interview Ashadidi.

Monday, June 27th, 2016
- Light Refreshments: 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm
- Program: 6:30 pm onwards 
  Beautiful Music, Peaceful Meditation, Inspirational Talk

Free Event ~ Open to All ~ See our flyer for details

Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento
2425 Sierra Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95825

Contact & Additional Information:
RSVP Appreciated!
Call: 916-922-7281 | Text or Whatsapp: 916-717 -7281 |

Organized by:
Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento & Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center
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