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! Ordinarily we meet at the Potter's House but it is being renovated and will be closed until early 2015.  DURING THIS PERIOD WE ARE NOT MEETING IN THE POTTERS HOUSE. Our church services are at the same 10:30 AM time Sunday in the lower level of Sarah's Circle, 2551 17th St NW.  Click here for map.

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Most Recent Teachings Available

God: The Creative Director in Slow Time

Shelley Marcus

January 25, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, I was walking down Columbia Road just around dusk.  All day, it had been cold and bleak. But then right before sunset, the sun had finally gotten free of the clouds, and the rays that broke through were casting a rusty gold light onto the storefronts.  Everything looked and felt fresh. 

I was passing the Potter’s House, and I could see through the now-uncovered windows that a handful of workers were staying later than usual.  One man was near the top of a very tall ladder, stretching his arms overhead to install a new spotlight, which was lit up even as he was working on it, and casting a very bright but wavering light. At the foot of the ladder, another workman was holding the ladder steady: he himself seemed the epitome of steadiness. Off to the left, in the semi-darkness outside the circle of the spotlight, two men were cleaning up from the day’s construction activity, one moving boxes, the other sweeping.  To the right, brightly lit, were recently installed bookcases, now covered with paper to keep them undamaged.  From time to time, the spotlight pointed out into the street, as if signaling something to folks on the sidewalk on the far side of the street.

Pentecost Recommitment

On Pentecost Sunday, June 8, 2014, thirty-three members of the 8th Day Faith Community committed or recommitted to another year of membershp in the community.  In our community the commitment to membership is for only one year.  The rationale is that commitment to any institution or practice will change over time and it is important that a person not allow the commitment to 8th Day to atrophy without a conscious decision.  Every year, therefore, we have to make a conscious decision to commit or not.  Florence Akurut, Maria Barker, and Tim Kumfer were not able to attend the Pentecost service, but made there commitment on June 29, 2014.