Welcome to 8th Day Faith Community

WELCOME TO THE 8TH DAY

FAITH COMMUNITY

An Ecumenical Church

We meet for worship at 10 AM in the Festival Center (1640 Columbia Rd)

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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Going Deeper

Dawn Longenecker

Texts: Luke 10:30-37 (Good Samaritan Story)
           John 4:1-40 (Woman at the Well)

Good morning.  Thanks for opportunity to share with you today. 

As most of you know, I've been involved in a mixed-raced mission group here within the Church of the Saviour, focused on racial justice and healing, for the past several years.  I want to share this morning some things I've been wrestling with out of that experience. 

I'm beginning with a very familiar story, Jesus' parable of the "Good Samaritan."

The Good Samaritan story is usually related in a general way to teach children and adults to be kind to strangers, or to those in need, but it deserves more careful study. 

The Samaritans were people who lived in what had been the Northern Kingdom of Israel.  Samaria, the name of that kingdom's capital, was located between Galilee in the north and Judea in the south.  The Samaritans were a racially mixed society with Jewish and pagan ancestry.  Although they worshiped Yahweh as did the Jews, their religion was not mainstream Judaism, and they were despised by ordinary Jews.[1]

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