Friday, October 14
JOE UEHLEIN and the U-LINERS
Sweet Lorain CD Release Concert
Sweet Lorain is an Americana concept album featuring a collection of new original songs that have something to say about the world around us.
The U-Liners play a wide variety of music in the roots-rock and Americana genres including country, rock, folk, bluegrass, rock’n roll, swing, folk-rock, country-rock, blues, rhythm & blues, soul, and more. The U-Liners have a deep and eclectic repertoire ideal for dancing or listening.
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
Thanksgiving Basket Project
On Saturday, November 19th over 150 volunteers will gather together to pack at least 200 large baskets, or more as funds allow, with all the fixings for a Thanksgiving feast for a family of four, plus staple food items for a week or more. They are distributed to seniors, families and vets in need.
This year’s effort will be the 29th celebration of this project that started with 3 Turkey baskets assembled by the Brown household of Covenant Christian Community, and has continued over the years to become what it is today.
The months of planning and logistical work each year, now the cooperative work of three faith communities – Covenant Christian Community, Pavilion of God Church, and Seekers Church - is coordinated by a committee with representatives from these congregations. The committee is so grateful for the many contributors that make this giving possible, including donations from COSTCO, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Shopper’s Food Warehouse, MOM’s Organic Market, SYSCO Foods, and many individuals.
We believe that God is working through us, bringing together people of great faith to serve those in need. A great deal of thought has permeated the discernment around what we do as a once-a-year giving effort, as we are all well aware of the need for systemic and enduring change. The truth given to us is that both are important. One-time efforts like this project convey to those in need a message of love without strings; and conscientious, enduring effort to helps bring real change to our broken world.
You can help!
Donations can be made by check payable to Covenant Christian Community with “Thanksgiving” on the memo line, and mailed to:
Covenant Christian Community
C/O Seekers Church
276 Carroll Street NW
Washington, DC 20012-2006
Yours in the joy of sharing,
Rev. Maybelle Taylor-Bennett, Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke, Stacie Lathrop, Tami Hill, Sandra Miller
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.
The Beauty of Islam
One Saturday June 4, 2016 a joint project of the Muslim Women’s Coalition of Greater Washington, the Interfaith Sacred Conversation on Race and Diversity, and the Eyes to See, Ears to Hear Peace Prayer Mission group of Seekers Church offered the first in a series of events open to the wider community in an effort to enlarge people’s knowledge of Islam. "Sublime Messages and Art of Islamic Calligraphy"
was presented by Nur Muhammad Osier in an academically grounded power point that explained how Islamic calligraphy came into existence, the six scripts used, and the long line of masters that led to his standing before the gathering and his status as a student of this amazing art.
When we look at Islamic calligraphy we are transported to another dimension. It is the highest form of Islamic art and medium through which the sublime messages of the Islamic religion, especially the Holy Quran, were conveyed and blessings bestowed. In addition to the Quran, the descriptions, characteristics, and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him) are major subjects of Islamic calligraphy. In particular, the Hilye, or the description of the Prophet Muhammad as given by people who saw him during his lifetime, is one of the most important pieces in Islamic calligraphy, and is often the goal of the student to become a certified calligrapher.
After the power point presentation, with its numerous personal touches, Nur’s teacher Muhammad Zakariya kindly spoke briefly and fielded questions from our gracious audience as guests enjoyed an abundant buffet of tea and treats.