Welcome to the 8th Day Faith Community
An Ecumenical Church

Potters HouseWe 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 sometime in the spring of 2014.  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 Teaching Available

Self-Judgment: An Obstacle to Experiencing God’s Grace

Mary Ann Zehr

August 10, 2014 
Scripture: Romans 12:3-16

Today I want to reflect on something that has been a struggle in my faith journey. This is a teaching in the 8th-Day genre of sharing about one’s faith story. It’s a message for those of us who have struggled with self-confidence, of recognizing what we can contribute to our faith community and other communities that we are a part of.

What I’d like to share about is how I am too harsh with myself. I suffer from too much self judgment and it sometimes stops me from living a Christian life to its fullest. I’ve increasingly become aware of how being too hard on myself can be an obstacle in my job as a teacher in a DC high school and, perhaps, in other leadership roles.

Reflections

Jordan Michelson

July 13, 2014

I am going to share about my personal experience of finding 8th Day, my initial thoughts and perceptions of the community, and why I choose to come back week after week. I’d also like to talk about  why I’ve gotten involved at the level that I have. Lastly, I’d like to share my hopes for the future of 8th Day (as well as my hopes for staying an active member of the community).

For those of you who know about my time in Syria preceding and leading up to the conflict, and how circumstances led to my premature removal from the community there, you’ll know how important it is to me to have the opportunity to make meaningful farewells. And even though I see this as a farewell-for-now, it means a great deal to me to share these reflections.

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.