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.

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

Most Recent Teaching Available

The Passion and Promise of Jesus

Marcia Harrington

March 16, 2014

Scripture:
Genesis 12:1-4a
John 3:1-17

This is the second Sunday in Lent, a time in the church year when we move through the story of Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem and his eventual death. This morning we start a series of Lenten teachings using the theme of the passion and promise of Jesus as it plays out in our lectionary scriptures. In coming weeks, we will hear from Jay Forth, Christian Peale, Fred Taylor, Patty Wudel on Palm Sunday and Joseph Deck on Easter.

Community Day at Dayspring Farmhouse

Wendy Dorsey

Leading from Within

February 22, 2014

The last weekend in February members from Eighth Day met for our yearly Community Day.  The theme of the day was "Leading from Within."  Af8th Day Bannerter a gathering time with coffee, homemade goodies and singing, Meade led us in an exploration of William Ayot's poem, The Contract: A Word from the Led.  The powerful poem sparked a deep reflection on the Meade and Kentmany roles of a leader (“captain, pirate, parent and others”). We explored how we develop the faith, confidence, and ability to “stay true” – “knowing the currents, holding the doubts” in ourselves and others in order to lead; and how we, the led, “give our [leaders] our trust, our effort” in order to reach the shore of our “countless hopes and expectations.” This led into a discussion of what kind of leadership we have and/or want in 8th Day. Some ideas included: non-hierarchical, flexible, adaptive, dynamic, inclusive, growth-producing, strong and responsible in the midst of “doubts and terrors,” shared vision, “nurturing piracy” (adventure, risk taking, Robin Hood), - and “dissenters as leaders.”