Carroll Cafe — Friday, December 13th 2019

Crys Matthews

A southeastern North Carolina native who now calls Herndon, Virginia, home, CRYS MATTHEWS blends Americana, folk, jazz, blues, bluegrass and funk into a bold, complex performance steeped in traditional melodies and punctuated by honest, original lyrics. Having been compared to everyone from Toshi Reagon to Tracy Chapman to Ruthie Foster, Matthews’ eclectic infusion of genres has won her honorable mentions at the 2017, 2013 and 2014 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest and extensive radio play from Woman of Substance radio to WTJU-Charlottesville and WMRA-Harrisonburg to KBOO-Portland.

Equally at home in an acoustic listening room and on stage at large music festivals, Matthews has gathered a loyal following on the east coast playing such prestigious venues as the Sundance Film Festival, the Birchmere, the Hamilton, and Jammin’ Java.…

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Seekers Gallery in November and December

“Inspired”

Handmade Paper & Mixed Media Sculpture

November 10 – December 15, 2019

Opening Reception is Sunday, November 10th at 11:30

This installation features sculpture created from handmade paper by Sandra Miller. Sandra is the curator of the Seekers Church gallery and a long-time Member and Steward of Seekers.

To arrange a viewing, other than Sunday mornings after worship services, please contact Sandra: sandra@seekerschurch.org.

Click here for a flyer with more images.

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Emily Gilbert’s Memorial Service Homily by Marjory Zoet Bankson

June 29, 2019

Emily was quite specific about her wishes for this memorial service: red balloons, lectionary scriptures (whatever they might be on that given week); support the Goodwin House Foundation or Heifer International rather than spending money for fancy flower arrangements; listen to Marion Anderson sing “My Lord, What a Morning” and Simon & Garfunkel’s version of “Bridge Over Troubled Waters.” She was always direct and clear about her preferences.

Her choices give us a thumbnail sketch of Emily. Red was simply her favorite color, not a political statement. By choosing the common lectionary, we know she saw herself within the common body of Christians, not someone who needed special attention.…

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“The Interrupted and Distracted Mind” by David Novello

June 30, 2019

The Third Sunday after Pentecost

In today’s Epistle reading, Paul tells the Galatians that they are called to freedom. He instructs them to stand firm and not use their freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence. He warns not to submit again to a yoke of slavery. Paul wrote concerning desires of the flesh, which he said were opposed to the Spirit. I know these are controversial passages, with debate over what exactly the Greek word “sarx”, commonly translated into English as “the flesh”, truly means.

I won’t touch on this debate, but rather will address a newer type of self-indulgence that makes many of us slaves – a self-indulgence of the mind.

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International Giving 2019

INTERNATIONAL GIVING
2017

Seekers Church continues to support many missions and ministries in the United States and other countries. The amount budgeted for international giving this year approaches 20% of what we expect to receive in offerings over the course of the year. Once our budget for the year was approved, and the overall amount available for international giving had been determined by the Stewards of Seekers Church, all Seekers were invited to request support for missions or ministries where they are personally involved.

After worship on February 19th the community met to determine how our international giving will be distributed. At that community meeting we affirmed support for 13 international missions and ministries:

Global

World Organization for Resource Development & Education (WORDE)

Middle East

New Story Leadership - Israel/Palestine

Rostropovich Vishnevskaya Foundation – Palestine

Africa

Bokamoso Youth Foundation – South Africa        

Othandweni Day Care and Guest House – South Africa

Gospel Power and Truth Ministries – Uganda – Uganda

South Asia

Hope International Development Agency – Myanmar

Central America

PAVA (Programa de Ayuda a los Vecinos del Altiplano) – Guatemala

Collegio Miguel Angel Asturias – Guatemala

San Lucas Toliman Reforestation Project – Guatemala    

Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL) – Haiti

Cooperativa de Servicios Múltiples “Tininiska” R. L. – Nicaragua  

El Mundo para Puerto Morelos – Mexico            

 

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