Carroll Cafe — Friday, October 11th 2019

Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer with Special Guest Rocky Delaplaine

Join CATHY FINK & MARCY MARXER as they celebrate 40 years in the Washington, DC, area and the release of their 48th recording together, WAHOO! Longtime pal and poet Joanne Rocky Delaplaine will join them as their special guest.

Grammy winners Cathy & Marcy are consummate entertainers, master musicians, and roots music trailblazers who back up their superb harmonies with instrumental virtuosity on the guitar, five-string banjo, ukulele, mandolin, cello-banjo, and more. The duo will feature tunes from their new CD celebrating the magic of the ukulele with western swing, calypso, jazz, Appalachian, Celtic, and tango.…

Read More

The Gallery at Seekers Church

The gallery at
Seekers Church
is pleased to present
“My Favorite Things”
by Mary Eggers

September 15-October 30, 2019
Opening Reception: Sunday,
September 15, 2019, 11:30am – 1PM

Click here for the flyer

The gallery at Seekers Church is hosting a new exhibit by guest artist is Mary Eggers from September 15th through October 30th. “My Favorite Things” brings together two of the artist’s favorite things, painting people and listening to jazz. The paintings in acrylic, watercolor and collage showcase her acrylic style that starts with a multi-layered underpainting from which she often lifts some of the paint off; and her love of bold color that shows up in her watercolors.…

Read More

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.…

Read More

“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.

Read More

International Giving 2019


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:


World Organization for Resource Development & Education (WORDE)

Middle East

New Story Leadership - Israel/Palestine

Rostropovich Vishnevskaya Foundation – Palestine


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            


Read More