Seekers Church Endorses Boston Declaration

Seekers Church endorses the Boston Declaration, a prophetic appeal to Christians of the United States. It was initially signed by 300 theologians and religious leaders who were in attendance at the 2017 meeting of the American Academy of Relgion/Society of Biblical Literature, and has subsequently been signed by over 1000 more throughout the US. The Declaration begins:
As followers of Jesus, the Jewish prophet for justice whose life reminds us to, “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31) we hear the cries of women and men speaking out about sexual abuse at the hands of leaders in power and we are outraged.

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School for Christian Growth Fall 2018 First Term

Tuesday evenings 7 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
September 25–October 30

Classes are free and open to all. We serve a light vegetarian dinner before the class, for which we request a $5 donation. We value the conversation and sense of community we share during the meal and clean-up and find it deepens our connection to the classes that follow. Dinner starts at 7:00 and classes begin at 7:45.

We are offering the following two classes this term. You need not be a member of Seekers Church to participate.

Genesis Stories

Led by Deborah Sokolove and David Lloyd

The stories in Genesis ask questions that resonate within us: Why do we feel a divine spark within ourselves?…

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Carroll Cafe — Friday, October 12

Magpie

45th DC Anniversary Concert

The acclaimed duo MAGPIE is Terry Leonino (harmonica, mandolin, fretted dulcimer, and rhythm guitar) and Greg Artzner (lead guitar). Terry’s voice is an impressive instrument whether she’s singing jazz, folk, or contemporary songs. Greg’s high baritone and captivating interpretation give power and beauty to the full spectrum of Magpie’s eclectic repertoire. Magpie has always embraced a veritable musical rainbow, with impressive proficiency in genres from classic country to swing to blues to contemporary.

Doors open at 7:00 PM.

Tasty treats available in the kitchen!

Show time is 7:30 PM.

Make your reservations now at the Carroll Café website.

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Seekers Gallery in August

Artists in Exile: Art as Fabric for Healing

August 2 – September 30, 2018

Opening Reception is Sunday, August 5th at 12:00
Curator & Artist talk at 12:30

This installation is part of a series of exhibits of art by Iraqi refugees. The exhibits will be in the Washington DC metro area from August 2018 through July 2019. The exhibits are a project of Mel Lehman/ www.commonhumanity.org  For more information about the series of exhibits please contact
eggersm@ix.netcom.com or 703-426-1732.

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

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Domestic Giving 2018

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 22% 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 2018 the community affirmed support for 25 domestic missions and ministries listed here. For easy access to more information, the name of each organization is linked to its website.…

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International Giving 2018

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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