WHO WE ARE
Seekers Spiritual Treasures at St. Peter's Square is an Interfaith Spirituality Resource Center offering books, gifts and prayer aids for spiritual growth, knowledge and inspiration in many faiths, traditions and cultures –
Christian . Jewish . Buddhist . Islam . Celtic . Hindu
Seekers was established in December 2007 in a closet at St. Peter's Parish Hall. With a loan from St. Peter's, inventory was purchased and the closet renovated. ...With a lot of faith and enthusiasm, the doors opened.
While Seekers is a ministry of St. Peter's, volunteers from various faith organizations in the area offer their time by working in the store, leading events and recommending merchandise related to their faith tradition.
Seekers is governed by a volunteer Standing Committee nominated by Father Jeffrey Ross, rector of St. Peter's, and approved by the Vestry. The shop is run entirely by volunteers, with many taking on special roles such as purchasing, web site development, scheduling, open/closing the shop.
Products - Faith-oriented, spiritual books, resources, and gifts
Procurement – Non-book items, sourced from social justice and ministry-related artisans [many fair-trade]
People – An opportunity for people to volunteer and share their gifts through this ministry
Proceeds – After costs, proceeds are donated to support those in need.
Many people from all faith traditions have stepped through our door to find a gift, explore their own or another spitituality, or simply to browse. Seekers quickly expanded its ministry to include workshops and discussions related to spiritual and social issues.
Seekers is a ministry offering resources for spiritual growth, knowledge, and inspiration for people of all faiths. The purpose of Seekers is to be a ministry to those who visit or receive gifts, to be a resource center offering spiritual education materials, gifts and prayer aids, and to be a community network among faith organizations in the area. Much of the emphasis for the shop is on fair-trade gift items and spiritual resources and provides the community with a unique place to come for these resources.
The Standing Committee is nominated by Father Jeffrey and approved by the vestry. The shop is run completely by volunteers, with many taking on special roles such as purchasing, web site development, scheduling, open/closing the shop. And we are fortunate to have many volunteers who support us by working in the shop.
Seekers annually hosts a weekly Spirituality Series in coordination with St. Peter’s from Memorial Day to Labor Day. We were fortunate to have such a variety of inspirational speakers offering topics on interfaith issues, understanding, and dialogue. The series was attended by many from the surrounding community and enjoyed free ice cream afterwards.
Net proceeds from sales are donated to those in need. The Food Bank, Doctors Without Borders, Haitian Aid, and Central Infantil School in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, are among those who have benefited. [Central Infantil is a preschool for extremely poor children.] Every effort is made to stock fair trade items and items from suppliers who return part of their profits to their communities. We have been blessed with enough business to continue to donate money to those in need after meeting expenses.
Seekers also has displayed and sold items from the shop at Diocesan Convention, Parish Life Day, Distant Neighbors at St. Paul’s in Georgetown, and the All Saints/St. George’s Christmas Shop at the convention center in Rehoboth. - Natalie Roberts Kerr
Seekers' Store is located at Saintl Peter's Parish Hall
Market & Second streets [211 Mulberry Street], Lewes, Delaware