Welcome to 8th Day Faith Community



An Ecumenical Church

Worshiping in the back room of The Potter's House
1658 Columbia Rd NW, Washington DC 20009

Sunday 10:30 AM

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 Potter's House at 1658 Columbia Rd NW in the Adams-Morgan neighborhood of Washington.  Our church services begin at 10:30 AM Sundays. Click here for map.

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Most Recent Teachings Available

We Are Salt!!!

Dixcy Bosley

September 27, 2015

It was 1977, I was Colby’s age and the Broadway hit Godspell came to my town.  I saw it more than once and was captivated by the simple message of the Gospels it told through story, song and dance.  Musical parables were woven into a modern day story of how Jesus’ kindness recruited followers.  This group of disparate individuals band together with a common purpose to face the ordinary challenges of life.  From that they created a community of trust and love.

There were particular lyrics that have played in my head for years.  This past summer, I took Colby (and our theater buddy Emmy Lu) to see it for the first time, the 40th anniversary revival of the show.  Imagine the fun to be sandwiched between 16-year-old Colby and 90-year-old Emmy Lu reliving this magical performance that was so spiritually formative to me as a teen.

The same lyrics spoke to me again.

“You are the light of the world!
You are the light of the world! 
But if that light is under a bushel,
It’s lost something kind of crucial
You’ve got to stay bright to be the light of the world

You are the salt of the earth
You are the salt of the earth
But if that salt has lost it’s flavor
It ain’t got much in its favor:
You can’t have that fault and be the salt of the earth!”

The Authority of Scripture

David Hilfiker

September 13, 2013
Text: Psalm 116:1-9
         Mark 8: 27-38

Next Sunday I’ll begin a class on what the New Testament has to say about money and possessions.  But as I’ve prepared for the class, the question has arisen for me: Why do I care?  Most of what the NT has to say about money to people as affluent as many of us has to do with giving that money away.  What do I want to explore that for?  Would I really change my behavior if I were convinced that the NT called for me to give all my money away?  In other words, what kind of authority do I give to the NT and why?  So this teaching is less about wealth and more about exploring what undergirds my practice around money and possessions.  I’ve been trying for the last several weeks to answer this question of authority, but my attempts to explain it intellectually have seemed pretty weak, so I’m going to tell some stories and hope they help.

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