The Nakba Museum Project
A Night Celebrating Palestinian Art, Music & Culture
Eyes to See, Ears to Hear Peace Prayer Mission Group of Seekers Church, and The Interfaith Sacred Conversation on Race and Diversity, a project of Seekers Church and Covenant Christian Community are sponsoring this terrific event and hope you will come!
New Book by John Morris
Sunday, October 16, at 12:30 PM
IN THE SANCTUARY
Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. John will read from the new book with light refreshments afterward.
John Morris, one of the writers and musicians in Seekers Church, has just published a collection of short fiction, When I Snap My Fingers You Will Remember Everything. John has taught short-story writing at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda for many years. A book of his poetry, The Musician Approaching Sleep, was published in 2010.
John says, “All these stories have been published in magazines over the years, but seeing them collected in book form is very satisfying.” Author and editor Michael Griffith has called the collection “extraordinary . . . Morris writes with precision, with wit, with imagination, and with a fierce lucidity that he makes look effortless.”
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.