Welcome to 8th Day Faith Community



An Ecumenical Church

How Do We Sing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land?

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 Festival Center at 1640 Columbia Rd NW in the Adams-Morgan neighborhood of Washington.  Our church services begin at 10:00 AM Sundays. Click here for map.

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Most Recent Teachings Available

Closing the Distance

David Hilfiker

May 14, 2017
Text: Matthew 25:31-46

Over the last several months since the election, many of us have been exploring, in one way or another, how best to respond to our new political reality.  Our many teachings here on the subject may have seemed like beating a dead horse; some of us are thinking maybe it's time to move on, but I want to suggest that this unprecedented political and social situation is complex enough a moral issue with so many spiritual dimensions that it's important to continue our explorations of possibilities.  I hope these next twenty minutes can help.

Let me begin, somewhat paradoxically, by looking at the term "holiness," which Fred brought to our attention several weeks ago and continued to look at during the retreat last week.

The Search

Betsy Edmonds

May 7, 2017

For her teaching Betsy read the following story by John Gleason.

It happened years ago, but the incident sticks in mind and memory.  Perhaps I can make you see why.

It was October 1938.  I had just graduated from Northwestern University and wanted to see something of the world before settling into a career.  With $350 saved from a summer job—quite a lot in those days—I was heading for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, places that seemed romantic to me.

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