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Interfaith/Multicultural (I AM) Ministry

Mile Hi Church believes as sisters and brothers of every faith and culture, we learn from each other, and peace in our world expands. We provide many opportunities to break down barriers, learn from one another and form friendship.

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Our Vision

A world that peacefully honors and embraces all people and spiritual paths.

Our Mission

We raise conscious awareness by creating conversations and facilitating understanding across religious and cultural traditions through education, outreach, multicultural events and service opportunities.

 



Rev. Shannon O'Hurley
Associate Minister
Interfaith/Multicultural (I AM) Minister

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Rev. Shannon O'Hurley

Associate Minister

Prior to joining Mile Hi Church, Rev Shannon spent several years serving as the Associate Minister at the New Thought Center for Spiritual Living in Oregon. There she was the Director of Education where she implemented innovative and cutting edge curriculum, growing their Education Ministry exponentially. In addition to education, Rev. Shannon has a heart for service and a deep commitment to supporting Practitioners. While in Oregon, she also served as both the Director of the Practitioner and Pastoral Care Programs.

In addition to her masters degree in Consciousness Studies from the Holmes Institute, she holds a second masters from Portland State University in Conflict Resolution and Peace-building with an emphasis on inter-religious dialogue and mediation. She has a passion for inter-faith work and peace building among the world’s religions. In 2011, Rev. Shannon was honored to work with the Council for the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago, facilitating and mediating inter-faith dialogue between leaders of varying faith traditions.

Rev. Shannon is known for her inspiring, down to earth and always entertaining speaking style. Prior to her call to ministry, she did her undergraduate work at the Boston Conservatory of Music and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. She had the blessing of working as a professional actor in theatre, television and film for over twenty years.

She is married to David, the love of her life and together they delight in raising their four daughters.

Interfaith/Multicultural (I AM) Ministry; Arts Ministry



Upcoming Event

The Beauty of Islam

Hosted by the Interfaith/Multicultural (I AM) Ministry at Mile Hi Church, a Center for Spiritual Living

This was an extraordinary evening celebrating the beauty of Islam. With dynamic speakers, soulful scholars, heart opening poetry and spoken word, together we explored and learned the wisdom, grace and compassion of the Muslim faith.

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I AM in the News

Meals for Those In Need

A Day of Feeding the Homeless and Hungry

Colorado Sikhs and Mile Hi Church partner in an open Langar (free Indian Meal) at Civic Center Park.
Interfaith communities across the Denver metro area gathered to share a meal together and feed hundreds of Denvers homeless and hungry.


Mile Hi Church and the Colorado Sikhs Make History

Mile Hi Church hosted the first full Sikh service in North America to be held within church walls.


Prayer Vigil at the Denver Mosque - December 2015

Thank you to everyone who supported the Candelight Prayer Vigil at the Denver Mosque. Together we stood for peace. (click the links below for the news

 

The Interfaith/Multicultural Ministry (I AM) Team


The I AM team has over 350 members involved in all areas our mission.

The Ministry Team is divided into 4 sub-teams.
The Peace Crane Project – Our recognition of peace in our times. Origami Cranes are using within this ministry for sharing Spiritual healing energy with communities and congregants.

SEVA Team
– SEVA means selfless service. This team is the basis for the First Responder program and support.

Education
– Education is actively involved in our ‘field trips’ (such as candlelight vigils and visits to other communities) as well as managing the education tables in the Sanctuary Lobby before and after each I AM Service.

Events
– Work with the Interfaith/Multicultural program manager on our grass roots efforts, research and outreach.

In addition, all practitioners are invited to represent the practitioner core during the Sunday evening services (wear your stole, 1 CLU)

Events

Every other month, the I AM team immerses in a different tradition. Part education, part service and all immersive. Join us and expand.
Past visits have included: Friday Prayers at the Mosque and Prayer Vigils at the Colorado Muslim Society

Are you part of a faith or cultural based community that believes all are to be honored and respected? Join us! You will be notified of upcoming events, partner with us on future events and share with other like-minded communities!

Wish to have your religious or cultural community part of the I AM Ministry? Sign-up here and our program manager will respond promptly

This vibrant ministry is growing – but we can’t do it without you!
Meetings are the last Monday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Vogt Auditorium
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Be the first to hear of opportunities to support our Interfaith/Multicultural Ministry as we peacefully honor and embrace all people and spiritual paths I AM Newsletter.

In February, April, June, September and November, we gather at Mile Hi Church with our extended Interfaith/Multicultural Community to Celebrate together. Past services have included Sufism, Celtic, Gospel and Sikhism.

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to watch our service archive.