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.

Read More

Carroll Café: Valentine’s Day with Tom Prasada-Rao

February 14, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

TOM PRASADA-RAO is a musician’s musician — an unassuming presence on the folk scene since the early ‘90s. His voice complements his musicianship and his extraordinary songs. From Rishi’s Garden, with its homage to Ravi Shankar, to the groove of Sleeping Beauty, Tom’s music is melodic, ambitious, and reverent. In addition to being a sought-after producer, Tom has performed with Janis Ian, Peter Yarrow, Michael Hedges, Ani Difranco, Odetta, David Wilcox, and Richie Havens and been featured on the nationally syndicated TV show Troubadour Texas. David Wilcox calls him “a rare and brilliant performer [whose] fine voice and thrilling guitar work hold you spellbound while he heals your heart.”…

Read More

School for Christian Growth Spring 2020 First Term

Tuesday evenings 6:45 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
February 4–March 10, 2020

The Universal Christ

Led by Kolya Braun-Greiner & Glenn Clark

Kolya Braun-Greiner and Glenn Clark invite you to join them in exploring Richard Rohr’s book The Universal Christ. Father Rohr introduces a concept of “Christ” as a worldview in which matter and Spirit are not separate—where Christ is a name for the transcendent within everything in the universe. Rohr says that “the proof that you are a Christian is that you can see Christ everywhere else.” The class will explore key chapters and themes through small and large group discussions seeking to cultivate an experiential awareness of the Christ Mystery that “rewires you on the physical, neurological, and cellular levels.”…

Read More

School for Christian Growth Poetry Night

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
6:45 p.m.–9 p.m.

Bring a brown bag for dinner at 6:45. The poetry begins at 7:30.

Poetry Night

Led by John Morris

 

Poetry fills me with joy
and I rise like a feather in the wind.
Poetry fills me with sorrow
and I sink like a chain flung from a bridge.

But mostly poetry fills me
with the urge to write poetry.

From Billy Collins, The Trouble with Poetry

Poet John Morris will lead us in an occasional night of poetry. Bring 10 copies of a poem you have written or that someone else has written.…

Read More

School for Christian Growth January 2020 Short Term

Tuesday evenings 6:45 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
January 7 and January 21, 2020

Optional follow-up class after church on Sunday, February 23

Anyone who would like to bring their own dinner is welcome to join us to eat dinner together at 6:45. The class will begin at 7:30 and end at 9:00.

Sign up on the clipboard in the sign-up area just outside the sanctuary or by emailing marciasprague(at)mindspring.com. Required text: How to Break Up with Your Phone by Catherine Price. Please indicate whether you would like to purchase the book at Busboys and Poets across the street (where we can order copies) or buy the book some other way.…

Read More

School for Christian Growth Fall 2019 Second Term

Tuesday evenings 6:45 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
October 29–December 3, 2019

Note new times for dinner and classes!
Dinner begins at 6:45. Classes begin at 7:30 and end at 9:00.

Rethinking Call in a Changing World

Led by Marjory Bankson

  • Does God have a “good work” for me now? At this time in my life?
  • Is there a new way for us to listen and respond together?

Explore the concept of call as a spiritual journey, unfolding throughout our lives. This six-week course will include individual and group exercises, along with discernment of gifts and ministries in the ordinary structures of our lives — at home, at work, and in the hurting world around us.…

Read More