Resources for a Time of Spatial Distancing

Each week, Brenda has sent out an email with resources to help us through the time of spatial distancing. These posts are a record of those emails.

Emmy Lu says, “I write poetry to bring some insight into what I think and feel about the joys and challenges I’m confronted with every day, and to thank God…

Margreta Silverstone is an artist and crafter. Her chosen medium involves fabric and the cutting and reconstructing of fabric into different forms – whether for pure visual pleasure or including…

Marjory Bankson is a potter, a seasoned spiritual guide, and the author of six books. Her most recent book, Stalking the Spirit in a Do-It-Yourself Church, is the story of Seekers Church…

Julie Wan is a writer of literary nonfiction, including memoir, essays, reportage, and hybrid forms such as prose poems and lyric essays. Her varied interests have led her to venture into writing about science, nature, culture, and the anthropology of food. But her favorite subject still tends to be illuminating the wonder in the everyday. Some of her work can be found at www.juliewan.com. More recently, she has been working on building community through Vita Poetica, an arts and faith collective connecting creative and contemplative people in the DC area and beyond.

I am a self‐taught sculptor, painter, photographer and digital artist. I have been creating art for most of my life and became very serious about it in 1990 when I…

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When I’ve talked about making art, and specifically about making paper, I have described it as praying with my hands. Now I would add that I am coming to experience the process more deeply. As a person of faith, I realize that I am constantly having a subconscious conversation with the Holy One in relationship to making art. It is a process of praying with my whole body and my whole self. Being open to listening for a voice, from wherever it may come, guides me physically, and in my inner being, in the acts of creativity to which I am led. I seem to intuitively know my part in the process that leads to a finished piece of art as a result of these conversations.

Deborah Sokolove is an artist, author, and liturgist. Her paintings combine elements from the icon tradition of the Eastern branches of Christianity; the elaborate knot work found in Celtic artifacts; the space-filling patterns of Islamic tiles; folk motifs from Latin America, Africa, and Asia; and contemporary notions about art. Her books are about the relationship between worship and the arts.

While Vita Poetica is not a project of Seekers Church, our own Julie Wan is one of the founders and many Seekers participate in Vita Poetica’s Virtual Open Mic.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. EST

Seekers Church donates generously to missions and ministries within the United States, with an amount budgeted that equals a bit over 25% of expected offerings for the year.  The community…

 June 26, 2020 Dear Seekers and Friends, As we enter our 15th week and are moving into a full reopening, I have found myself thinking that there is no longer…