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

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.

Learning About God

Fred Taylor

July13, 2014

Scriptures:
Matthew 13:1-9
Romans 8:1-4

My sermon title today is “Learning about God.” My texts are:
Matthew 13:9:  “Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty and some thirty. Let anyone with ears listen.”
Romans 8:1: “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

This sermon is a follow up to David Hilfiker’s teaching last Sunday, and continues the conversation about racial reconciliation and healing. In this sermon I will be weaving together three themes, moving back and forth instead of in a straight line. My first theme is illustrated by a small child who speaks a yearning perhaps all of us feel, the yearning for concreteness in learning about God. My second theme is the accessibility of concreteness in learning and thinking about God as distinct from abstraction if we only look and listen for it. My third theme is the challenge of anti-racism as perhaps a call to 8th Day.  Remember I am not following a straight line from one theme to another but weaving them together.

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.