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

How My Mind Has Changed

Tim Kumfer

March 29, 2015
Texts: Mark 11:1-11; John 12:12-16

From the Model Minority to the Mass Movement

One of my favorite things to read over the years has been the Christian Century series “How My Mind Has Changed."  These occasional pieces by well-known theologians, ethicists and faith leaders explore how their thought has transformed over the course of their life experience.  Countering the tendency for intellectual work to be too abstract, they explore how inhabiting the world has led them to re-imagine the way they understand and seek to describe it.  And while I don't count myself among this illustrious group, I want to take some time today to consider how my own mind has changed over the past five or so years. 

In particular, and as we begin Holy Week with the triumphal entry into Jerusalem, I want to reflect on how my understanding of Jesus' mission—and thus what our own might be—has been transformed.  I want us to think together about why it is that so many gathered in celebration of this unlikely king, this un-king, this harbinger of the kin-dom.  And I want us to consider how that infectious energy, one that drew people together from every diverse corner of life, might yet envelop us in the here and now, re-shaping and radically expanding our vision of who we are and what we are called to become as a community of faith.

A Work in Progress

Patty Wudel

March 22, 2015

Good Morning!

I am grateful for this opportunity to share with you this morning!  You are my extended family.  I am grateful to Gail Arnall for encouraging me, in no uncertain terms, to share myself with you this morning.  I wish that Gail could have been here.  It is a privilege to try to tell you how God has been working in me, working in my life; how God is changing me!  You know how sometimes we hear a person say, "I'm a work in progress and God's not done with me yet!"?  Well, I'm a work in progress.  And God, God and I – still have a lot of work to do on me.

I am the third person after Fred Taylor and Wendy Dorsey, in a series of Sunday teachings for whom Racial Justice, Reconciliation and Healing have become as vital and necessary to engage in as oxygen is to breathing.  Fred called us to encounter our emotional truth.  Remember?  He shared with us that as a member of the Racial Justice and Healing mission group, he became able to say, "I am a racist and I am more than a racist.  I am a white supremacist and I am more than a white supremacist!"  Fred told us that when he shared his confession, searching the faces of the Black members of the mission group he felt and heard them say, "Welcome.  This is what we must hear to trust you.  Now let's move on together".

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