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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Most Recent Teachings Available

We Are One in Christ: Love One Another

Peter Bankson

June 19, 2016
Hymn: "In Christ There Is No East or West"
Text: Galatians 3:23-29

Before the coming of this faith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.

So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

INTRODUCTION

Friday was the first anniversary of the terrible shooting in the Emanuel African American Episcopal Church in Charleston, which took the lives of nine parishioners at a Bible Study. And a week ago, a hate-filled man entered a bar in Orlando, a safe place for the LGBTQ community, and opened fire, killing 49 people and wounding 53 others.

The Good News of Dislocation

Kayla McClurg

June 12, 2016
Text: Luke 7:36-8:3

This morning’s Gospel lesson shows us once again how fond Jesus seems to be of “dislocation,” how he accepts dislocating situations and people as teaching and learning opportunities.  I don’t know about you, but I prefer my familiar cozy nests, where I can be alone with a good book at the end of a long day.  I think God’s okay with that, within limits, but I also think God has much more in mind for me.  To become ourselves, as much of ourselves as we can become before we die—trusting God more today than we did yesterday—we will need to be, again and again, bounced out of our nest of familiar.  We will only be truly at home when we find that our true home is not in a comfortable and familiar location, or dependent upon certain elements or people, but is actually found in DISlocation, merging into challenging situations with people different from ourselves who have questionable opinions and annoying habits.  These are the people and situations most likely to reveal something new that will help me to grow.

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