Sunday, November 12, 2023
Voices of Thanks from Diverse Traditions
Interfaith Choir - Come join the choir
Breads of the World reception following
---All are invited---
Doors open at 5:30 pm
Greater Huntington Beach
DIGNITY RESPECT KINDNESS
What is Interfaith?
It is a group of faith leaders coming together to understand and respect one another. We strive to celebrate diversity while promoting and respecting each faith.
Council meets monthly on the last Tuesday at 8:30 am
HB Civic Center rm B-8
The 15th Annual Blessing of the Waves continues at Pier Plaza. September 17, 2023 6:00 pm
Experience the power of Music, Faith, Surf, and City at Blessings of the Waves on Sunday, September 17, 2023, at 6:00 pm. Join us for an unforgettable evening of unity for all beach cities.
Surfers, religious leaders, and city officials come together at the Huntington Beach Pier Plaza. The event seeks to recognize the blessings of the spiritual qualities of water and is organized by The Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Council. Guests will enjoy music by the lifeguard band "Crew 52" starting at 5:30 pm.
Paul Morrow will be the keynote speaker at the 15th annual program. Paul is an avid surfer who thrives in educational excellence. He is the current Huntington Beach School Board President with 39 years of teaching experience. He formed the National Scholastic Surfing Association JR and placed on the Honor Roll for the International Hall of Surfing Fame. Paul is the Area Director of Surf City Young Life and Area Director for Youth Alpha. https://www.electpaulmorrow.com/personal-accomplishments.html
Lights will be shared with all as an evening paddle-out begins. Participants enter the water together and float on the surface, hands linked one by one to form a circle. This circle represents the way in which the ocean brings people together.
The event merges all walks of life and all faiths as it recognizes that the ocean is a common theme in the community.
Memories from Community Prayer Breakfast
The National Day of Prayer was May 4th. Photos and program from the event are below.
"Celebrating Oneness Through Prayer" directs our thoughts to our community's incredible efforts for good. Our program will acknowledge the unselfish work of everyday citizens. This year each local nonprofit will be recognized for its impact to benefit the underserved.
No one organization can accomplish the great work of relieving suffering among God's children. The interfaith council is excited to applaud their efforts.
As we pray collectively and individually we can serve and benefit our community.
Community Service Day - April 22, 2023
Over 1000 volunteers served at 26 different projects.
The beautiful day began with a rally at Huntington Beach Bandstand behind the library. Breakfast and tote bags for all.
Projects went from 9:00 - 12:00 noon. Volunteers from all different communities worked together to care for our incredible planet and close neighbors.
More photos to come!
Council Meetings are on the LAST Tuesday of every month.
Meet and greet at 8:15 am.
The council meeting starts at 8:30 am.
Huntington Beach City Hall, Basement Room B8.
These meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to come and get involved.
Noted speakers are invited to give special presentations at the beginning of each meeting.
The Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Council (GHBIC) is a gathering of representatives of faith based communities and individuals dedicated to understanding, respecting, promoting and celebrating spiritual and cultural diversity.
Maneck Bhujwala was born in Bombay, India and came to the United States in 1965 as a graduate student. He has Master’s degrees in Engineering, Business Administration, and Interfaith Action. He worked as engineer and manager for many high-tech companies in California…