The Marin Interfaith Council

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Community Events

Date: Sunday, July 30 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Sensei Elaine Donlin leads a Dharma study and discussion class on the topic of Enlightenment – how could achieving it help us in our everyday lives?, on Sunday, July 30 from 12:30-2pm at the Buddhist Temple of Marin in Mill Valley.  The monthly sessions are free and open to the public,...
Event Location:
Buddhist Temple of Marin
390 Miller Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Date: Monday, July 31 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Join us for this 8-week group that meets on Monday afternoons from July 31 to Sept. 25 (skips Sept. 4). The lingering effects of a suicide loss can be pervasive. In the safety of a professional-facilitated group, receive and provide support and gain some tools for walking through your grief....
Event Location:
Hospice by the Bay
17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Larkspur 94939
Date: Tuesday, August 1 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
OFA Marin Presents, “Meet a Muslim” Presentation: Have you ever wondered what it's like living as a Muslim in our community? Join the thousands who have come out to learn, strengthen our community, and participate in an intimate discussion with Moina about her faith, Islam. She is...
Event Location:
Casa Marinwood Meeting Room
11 Grande Paseo Miller Creek Exit from Highway 101 North or South
San Rafael 94903
Date: Tuesday, August 1 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Sensei Elaine Donlin facilitates a Metta Gathering Tuesday, Aug. 1 at 7:30pm at the Buddhist Temple of Marin in Mill Valley, featuring a dharma talk and meditation, and recited aspirations rooted in Metta (loving-kindness) and Karma (compassion). The monthly sessions are free and open to the public...
Event Location:
Buddhist Temple of Marin
390 Miller Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Date: Wednesday, August 9 - 6:45pm - 8:30pm
Working families face the daily threat of arbitrary eviction and rising rents. On August 9th, the Marin Organizing Committee will meet with Marin County Supervisors Katie Rice and Damon Connolly to present stories and concerns from the community in order to shape just housing policy. Register your...
Event Location:
ST. RAPHAEL CATHOLIC CHURCH -­‐ GYMNASIUM
1104 5TH AVENUE
SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901
Date: Thursday, August 10 - 1:00pm - Thursday, August 24 - 4:00pm
Join us for this unique Advance Health Care Directive workshop.  Build the skill of asking yourself, “What matters most?” and give your loved ones the gift of a specific plan that honors your wishes. Learn about being an advocate for yourself and others; learn about options for...
Event Location:
Jewish Family and Children's Services
600 Fifth Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
Date: Saturday, August 12 - 9:00am - Tuesday, November 14 - 5:54pm
The Environmental Forum of Marin is filling its 2017 Master Class.  Information on this fabulous program is available here:  http://marinefm.org  If you are still deciding, a half-day Introduction will be held on Saturday Aug 12th in the AM.  First of nine classes will be on...
Event Location:
Various - often outdoors
990 A Street, Suite 403
San Rafael 94901
Date: Saturday, August 12 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Are you or someone you know caring for someone suffering with a dementia-related illness? Consider attending the new Caregiver Support Group in southern Marin beginning in August. The Groups, led by professional, credentialed facilitators will be held the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10am-noon...
Event Location:
Campbell Hall, Christ Episcopal Church
70 Santa Rosa Ave
Sausalito, CA 94965
Date: Wednesday, August 23 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hospice by the Bay is offering a free one-hour educational class about the grieving process, symptoms of grief and strategies for coping with the death of a loved one. Pre-registration required. Call (415) 526.5699 or email griefsupport@hbtb.org
Event Location:
Hospice by the Bay
17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Larkspur 94939
Date: Tuesday, August 29 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Join us for an interfaith Gala Dessert reception to help Yezidis facing genocide.  This is a benefit for the Beyond Genocide Campaign helping Yezidis facing genocide in Iraq. The Marin Interfaith Council is a sponsor of the Beyond Genocide Campaign. Our Gala honors Rev. Victor ...
Event Location:
Peninsula Sinai Congregation
499 Boothbay Avenue
Foster City, CA 94404
Date: Saturday, September 9 - 9:30am - 11:30am
Women leaders in various faith traditions open a conversation on the contributions of women towards social justice and equality in the complex environment of our time. Featuring M. Macha NightMare, ritualist, writer and activist, and Sherna Deamer, Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’...
Event Location:
The Club at McInnis Park
350 Smith Ranch Rd
San Rafael, CA 94903
Date: Monday, September 18 - 8:00am - Saturday, September 23 - 2:01pm
Join the 4th Annual Pedal for Protein Ride! Help feed hungry people in Northern California and beyond. 6 day tour September 18-23, 2017. Gathering Sunday afternoon 9/17. Or One day ride Saturday Sept 23 in Sonoma County. See website for 2 day options. Your participation will help food pantries...
Event Location:
Westminster Woods Camp
6510 Bohemian Hwy
Occidental, CA 95465

Announcements

Bahá'í Faith Light of Unity Festival

This year, the Bahá'ís of the world are celebrating the Bicentennial of the Birth of the founder of the Bahá'í Faith who was born in 1817. [During 2017], over 5 million Baha’is worldwide are preparing for major upcoming celebrations. On October 22, 2017, in some 100,000 localities worldwide, they will celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the Founder of the Baha’i Faith. The global festivities involving people of thousands of ethnic backgrounds is demonstrative of a key message of Baha’u’llah’s life and teachings: that a special time has arrived for the entire human race as it gradually moves from a stage of collective adolescence to one of maturity and wholeness.

In honor of that occasion, Bryn Deamer is offering to your congregation a 15 minute talk about who Bahá'u'lláh is and why this 200th year of his birth is being celebrated.  You are invited to contact him and arrange a time suitable to you anytime between now and March 21, 2018. Please contact Bryn Deamer at bryn@deamer.org or 415-747-7110 (C)

 

Report from the Border Lands

Members of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Tiburon are available to share their experiences from a recent delegation trip to the Arizona/Mexico border with BorderLinks. Eighteen people, including two youth, were in Tucson and environs for five days. We walked the dessert, experienced road-side checkpoints, attended an immigration hearing, touched the wall, and crossed the border into Mexico. This faith-based trip transformed our understanding about why people come to the United States, and what happens when they are detained by Homeland Security.

If your congregation would like to learn more about immigration and the US Border Lands, two of us can join you to give a 30 minute PowerPoint presentation, stay to answer questions from the experience, and leave a resource list of how to learn more about immigration policies and social action options. If your faith community would like to schedule a presentation, please contact Rev. Barbara Rowe at barbrowe@aol.com to schedule

 

Institute of Noetic Sciences International Conference

Three days and nights of mind-blowing science, transformative spiritual practices & deep connective conversations. July 20-23rd, Oakland Marriott hotel, Oakland CA.

Click link for more info and registration: http://noetic.org/community/conference

 

Resilient Neighborhoods, Marin. Five meeting workshop on how to reduce your carbon footprint

Most of us don't realize the far-reaching impacts of our thousands of small daily decisions on our community and our planet. But we honestly want to do the right thing. Resilient Neighborhoods gives you the information to make positive choices, and supports you in learning new habits and responsible stewardship, and it''s free! New classes are starting around Marin "soon" (Novato in July, & San Rafael and Mill Valley in September). Click for details and to sign up: http://bit.ly/2h3RA8w  or contact Dara at RNoutreachassociate@gmail.com or call 415-485-5063 x 7102. Website: http://www.resilientneighborhoods.org/

 

Mental Health First Aid

Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care.Just as CPR training helps a person with no clinical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a person assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis such as contemplating suicide. Mental Health First Aiders learn a single 5-step strategy that includes assessing risk, respectfully listening to and supporting the individual in crisis, and identifying appropriate professional help and other supports.

For more information: www.MentalHealthFirstAid.org

The YWCA San Rafael offers an Employment Support Program for Women 50+ who need to get back in the workplace.

Our workshops assess, build and refine skills required in today's workplace as well as support to build confidence, feel inspired and validated. Whether you are unemployed, coming back to work after a break, or are looking for a career change, we have something for you! All classes are free! To sign up or learn more please contact:Gretchen 415-479-9922 or Gretchen@ywcasf-marin.org. 4380 Redwood Hwy, Suite A-1, San Rafael, CA  94903. See website: www.fiftyplusmarin.org for workshop and class info. Sign up for a free orientation!  Calendar of classes: http://fiftyplus.ywcasf-marin.org/class-calendar

 

Interfaith Counseling Center of the Bay Area

ICC: 15 Austin Ave at San Francisco Theological Seminary. Therapists, spiritual directors, and other helping professionals are available to the community. Please check our web page, www.interfaithcc.org, or call us at 415-256-9701 to identify who best might be able to help you with your concerns. Sliding scale fee structure. To inquire about renting office space, please email info@interfaithcc.org.

 

Whistlestop’s CarePool program improves the quality of life of older adults in Marin by matching them with volunteers that provide rides to get them to medical appointments or the grocery store. Interested in being a volunteer? Please call Laurie at 415-456-9062 or email volunteer@whistlestop.org. CarePool Volunteer Orientation are held on the third Thursday of each month at 3pm at Whistlestop’s Active Aging Center. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Past Events

Co-Sponsored Events

Date: Tuesday, August 29 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
WHAT: Honoring Rabbi Marvin Goodman & Reverend Victor H. Kazanjian, Jr.----Keynote Speaker: Yezidi Mir Salem Daoud WHEN: Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 6:30 pm WHERE: Peninsula Sinai Congregation, 499 Boothbay Avenue, Foster City, CA YEZIDIS ARE TARGETED FOR GENOCIDE. Yezidis are...
Event Location:
Peninsula Sinai Congregation
499 Boothbay Avenue
Foster City, CA