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Film Night at Seekers Church: I Am Not Your Negro

“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, June 30, 2017

Seekers Church 276 Carroll Street NW Takoma, DC

(you are welcome to bring a brown bag dinner-we’ll bring the popcorn!)

I Am Not Your Negro

 Master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

Carroll Cafe – May 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017 Make your reservations now! OCEAN Celtic Quartet  Jennifer Cutting on accordions & keyboard; Lisa Moscatiello on vocals, whistles & guitar; Andrew Dodds on fiddle, and Steve Winick on vocals and percussion. Ocean plays music packed with pure pan-Celtic pizazz, putting their unique spin on traditional songs and Cutting's original compositions, from soaring ballads and stirring sea chanteys to blazing fiddle and accordion tunes. As much at home in the concert hall as on the festival stage, OCEAN has played to sold-out and enthusiastic crowds at Maryland venues such as the Strathmore Mansion, Annapolis Maritime Museum, and Globe Theater in Berlin; and outdoor festivals and concert series such as Southern Maryland Celtic Festival and Riverside Concerts at Washington College in Chestertown. They have also performed at Musikfest in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the Folk Project's Minstrel Concert Series in New Jersey, the Birchmere in Virginia, Mystic Seaport's Sea Music Festival...

Domestic Giving 2017

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 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 website.

Nakba Museum Project

The Nakba Museum Project Presents A Night Celebrating Palestinian Art, Music & Culture Saturday, November 5th (6:30 PM)  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!  Click here to make your reservation. †††  

New Book by John Morris

New Book by John Morris Author’s Reception Sunday, October 30, at 2:00 PM The Writers' Center 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda, MD 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...