Welcome to 8th Day Faith Community

Welcome to 8th Day Faith Community
An Ecumenical Church

How Do We Sing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 8th Day Faith Community's Sunday services at 10:00 am EDT on this zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5320553902. All are welcome to join!

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!

Pre-Covid-19, we typically met at the Festival Center at 1640 Columbia Rd NW in the Adams-Morgan neighborhood of Washington (Click here for map.)  These days, our church services begin at 10:00 AM Sundays on Zoom, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5320553902.

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Most Recent Teachings Available

What L’Arche Has Taught Me about God

John Knechtle

More specifically, what have people with disabilities taught me about God

A Zoom recording of this teaching can be found here.

September 12, 2021

Almost every day, I receive a phone call from Grace.  Grace is a 58-year-old mentally disabled woman who bags groceries for work, is a tennis star in Special Olympics, and who lives with her brother and sister-in-law now that her parents have died.  She is also my younger sister so I have known her since her birth.  She calls to see how I am doing and to say that she “loves me to pieces.” The conversation lasts about a minute but it is a regular, consistent, expression of love that has changed my life.

From Mo Higgs and Eileen Scofield from L’Arche, Washington, to Tony Lobello and Mary Wilson from L’Arche Syracuse, a variety of mentally disabled individuals have changed my life and my understanding and experience of God.

Labor in the Pulpit: El Centro de Obreros y Fe

Carol Bullard-Bates
Members of Faith and Workers Center, El Centro de Obreros y Fe

September 5, 2021
Texts
     Psalm 146
     James 2:1-17

I have been honored to be the Chaplain Organizer for what used to be the Empowerment Faith Center and now is called the Faith and Workers Center, El Centro de Obreros y Fe for over two years. We pray, support each other in our health and with our prayers, work and act for justice. COVID-19 has been a time in our lives where we all had to face the unbelievable, the whole world shutting down because of a terrible plague.  This hit our most vulnerable people the worst.

Knowing our members in the El Centro helped me to see how our country left many people behind. There were stimulus checks for citizens, but not for those who worked hard every day and paid taxes, but who were not citizens. The Psalm says, “Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save.” It is a shocking thing to me that very few people in Congress thought about the eleven million people who work in the fields to enable us to eat, who keep our buildings and stores and airports and hotels clean, who serve in restaurants, who take care of so many of our children, that they too needed the stimulus checks so much more than most of us in our congregation and others who did not lose their jobs.

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