Friday, March 10, 2017
Orlando Haddad and Patricia King
Minas takes Brazilian and American roots to create a sound that is fresh and innovative, from ballads tinged with melancholic traits of blues and choro, to folk coasting on the subtle coolness of a bossa nova pulse, to upbeat Sambas elaborated with instrumental jazz improvisation, scat singing and whimsical whistling.
Doors open at 7:00, concert begins at 7:30
We ask for a donation of $18 per person in advance, and $20 at the door.
at Seekers Church
276 Carroll Street, NW
Across from Takoma METRO
Seekers Church continues to support many missions and ministries in the United States and other countries. The amount budgeted for domestic giving this year is about 21% of what we expect to receive in offerings over the course of the year. Once our budget is approved each year and the overall amount available for domestic giving has been determined by the Stewards of Seekers Church, all members of the faith community are invited to request support for missions or ministries where they are personally involved.
For 2016 the community has affirmed support for 22 domestic missions and ministries listed here. For easy access to more information, the name of each organization is linked to its web site.
CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR
Seekers School of Christian Living
Spring 2017 – First Term
February 14th - March 21st
Forgive Us Our Sins . . . (Led by Deborah Sokolove)
When Jesus was on the cross, he prayed for those who were tormenting him, saying, “Forgive them, Father, for they don’t know what they are doing.” In this class we will look at extraordinary acts of forgiveness as a way to understanding what forgiveness is and isn’t; and practice forgiving our enemies, forgiving our loved ones, forgiving God, and accepting forgiveness for our own failings and weaknesses.
Plato NOW! Why a 2,500-year old philosophy matters to you (Led by John Morris and Marcia Sprague)
Together we’ll explore crucial elements of Plato’s philosophy, as taught by his mentor, Socrates. Reading will be light, though we’ll read a few passages from the Dialogues together. Rather than “learn Plato’s philosophy,” our goal is to be philosophers in the manner of Socrates and Plato. Following their lead in discussing topics such as tyranny, love, justice, virtue, and the soul, we hope to experience the same exciting and transformative insights that set the course of Western civilization – and paved the way for Christianity.
Classes are free. You are invited to join us at 7:00 for a light supper ($4 donation requested). Classes begin at 7:45. Please email
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Interfaith Iftar with Haneefiya America
On Friday, June 17, 2016 two Stewards of Seekers Church, Jacqie Wallen and Sandra Miller, attended an Interfaith Iftar with Haneefiya America Zawiya at the Silver Spring Civic Center where the group regularly worships. The invitation to this Iftar came through Mike Little of Faith and Money Network, a mission grown from Church of the Saviour. Mike has been in regular dialogue with the group, crossing boundaries and building bridges of understanding. Also in attendance was Kim Montroll of Bread of Life Church, a Church of the Saviour community where Mike Little also worships, and people from other faith communities in Mike’s network.
Those who arrived early were privileged to witness the first set of prayers for the evening. I was happy to sink into the rolling sounds of the men chanting the verses of the Qur’an and offer my own prayers to our common God. After we broke fast with delicious Senegalese food, Imam Papa Mboup invited several of the guests to say a few words during the program. It was a privilege to be asked, most especially because I was the only woman. All in all, a wonderful experience of showing solidarity with our Muslim neighbors who are feeling the brunt of verbal and physical abuse in these charged political times.