Welcome to 8th Day Faith Community

Welcome to the Eighth Day Faith Community

An Ecumenical Church

Children's Sermon We are a small, diverse ecumenical church with members from different faith backgrounds and ways of expressing our faith. We hold in common the desire to follow Jesus through peacemaking, work for justice (especially economic justice), and environmental sanity.All are welcome, regardless of faith (or lack of it), religious background, age, gender, sexual orientation, wealth (or lack of it), ethnicity, or any other characteristic that ordinarily separates us from one another. We are open and affirming and value the differences among us. Check us out! We meet at the Potter's House at 1658 Columbia Rd NW in the Adams-Morgan neighborhood of Washington.  Our church services begin at 10:30 AM Sundays. Click here for map.

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Most Recent Teachings Available

Sharing Our Spiritual & Material Blessings

Videlbina Flores-Fitch

July 19, 2015

Good morning, thank you for this lovely opportunity to share in spiritual teaching.

This time it will be about the idea of sharing our spiritual and material blessings. But before that, I want to point out that today is an important date for the Lutheran church that I’ve grown up in. In El Salvador and Nicaragua, July 19th is the Day of the Youth.

I’d like us to stand for a moment of silence:

  • For the young people who have died for a better El Salvador.
  • For those that have had to grow up too soon.
  • For the young people in our families and communities here in the United States.
  • For those struggling to find their place in the world as adults, we pray that our society can provide what they need to find their calling and the courage to seek it.
  • For the young immigrant dreamers and their parents that walk a difficult path.
  • For youth without a home and those that must live in many homes.
  • Let us be happy also, for the young people in 8th Day that, like birds, leave the nest and come back a little older. Such as Benjamin that has been coordinating youth teachings each second Sunday, Eugene who is a bright star helping with Sunday services, and Javier who has been working to help people with technology, and many others. May God help them keep helping us.

Our Search for the Common Good

Orlando Tizon

July 5, 2015

Genesis 41: 1-8; 47:17-19
Mark 6: 34-44

As I was searching for information on climate change, I came across opinions from different sources affirming that today, with US elections coming up next year and other world changing events, there is a common feeling that there is something new and different going on.  People worldwide are realizing that the gap between the 1% superrich of the world and the 99% of the poor is becoming unbearable; they are pointing fingers at the system that’s responsible.

People are realizing more and more that old institutions and ways of doing things no longer work, with more people being faced with the reality of inequality worldwide and here in the US with the failed foreign adventures in the Middle East and Afghanistan and the great recession of 2008 when the housing market collapsed and the big banks got bailed out.  People are beginning to name the main culprit market capitalism and seeing the tentacles that this creature has spread out in people’s lives.  Today coalitions are being formed and large alliances are coming together.

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