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.

Please click on "Basic Info" tab above for an introduction to our church. 

Most Recent Teachings Available

Plant Yourself in God's Garden

Molly Carr

April 18, 2015

Plant Yourself in God's Garden and then go forth Offering God's Tender Mercies.

I have a vision of a beautiful spiral....at its center is my person....each of us lives in a beautiful spiral....we may not be aware of it....but we do.  Around the center of the person....the planted seed...is God's Garden.  Which is always with us to nourish us and sustain us and allow us to be healthy, vibrant, loving people who can offer the world God's tender mercies....

To stay planted in God's Garden requires of us some awareness and action.  In God's garden there are many gifts.  One of them is the natural world.  We need to craft each day with time and attention outside in nature.  We need to be kissed by the sun, the moon, the wind and the rain.  Our faces need the color of vitality and brightness.  Even during difficult winters......intentional time by a window...observing nature.   God also gave us movement.   Time devoted to movement....God created us to move....long walks...dancing....chair exercise...yoga...sports....  God also gave us the arts....we need to enjoy music, art, theater on a daily basis.  And of course God gave us good loving people to be in the community garden with.

Where is God?

Ian McPherson

April 12, 2015

I love when I accidentally stumble upon someone talking about God.  It's like a special treat for me.  Standing behind a couple in line at the grocery store, eavesdropping on a conversation in the restaurant booth next to mine, or even catching half of a particularly heated phone call from a passerby—I relish these moments as rare and intimate glimpses into the human condition.  I believe they are because, let’s face it, when we talk about God, we are talking about a lot of different things.  And how we talk about and imagine God says at least as much about us as it does the divine we attempt to articulate.  The author Zora Neale Hurston put it this way: “Gods always behave like the people who make them.”  I would add that how we make the divine behave is often linked directly to the condition of our own hearts as well as the circumstances of our lived experience. 

So what happens when this lived experience is defined by trials and tribulation?  I began reflecting on this while listening to a poignant standup performance by the comedian TigNotaro.  In an August 2012 set entitled Live, Notaro takes her audience through a series of very recent tragic events in her life.  Initially hospitalized for pneumonia—which turned into a life-threatening intestinal bacterial infection—she was released only to face the tragic death of her mother, a break up, and a Stage II breast cancer diagnosis—all within four months.  “You know the Good Lord giveth,” she quipped, “and the Good Lord taketh away.  But sometimes the Good Lord taketh and just keep taken-it-eth.” 

No front page content has been created yet.