We the People
A Film Series to Promote Conversation about Race & Diversity
Join others interested in cultivating relationships across racial & societal divides to build an inclusive community.
7 PM, Friday, April 28, 2017
Seekers Church 276 Carroll Street NW Takoma, DC
(you are welcome to bring a brown bag dinner-we’ll bring the popcorn!)
Dirty Pretty Things
Part of an invisible working class, Nigerian exile Okwe (Chiwetel Ejiofor, Salt) and Turkish chambermaid Senay (Tautou) toil at a West London hotel that is full of illegal activity. Then late one night Okwe makes a shocking discovery, which creates an impossible dilemma and tests the limits of all they know. Honored with numerous European film awards and nominations, as well as an Academy Award® nomination for best original screenplay (2004), you'll find this gritty urban thriller to be thoroughly engrossing and impossible to forget.
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:
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 21% 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 2016 the community has affirmed support for 22 domestic missions and ministries listed here. For easy access to more information, the name of each organization is linked to its web site.
CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR
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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.