Welcome to 8th Day Faith Community



An Ecumenical Church

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

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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Love is a Decision

Kent Beduhn

Texts: Matthew 1:18-25;  Romans 1:1-7

“Of the Father’s Love Begotten,” one of my favorite childhood hymns, would always move me deeply.  “Begotten,” what is begot? I actually looked it up: it’s bringing into being, birthing, it’s creating.  The participle form is begetting.  We do a lot of begetting in this congregation, a lot of creating of new things.   Love—if we’re thinking about love today—may be the Presence, the beginning, middle & end to our entire Christian Story.   So, where does an experience of God’s love, as this chant evokes, from the 4th Century, come from?  Can we grow in understanding the origin and essence of God’s love in us, in and among us

The kind of awe, mystery and opening of my heart that that particular chant evokes is something I felt as a child—not even understanding the words entirely.   I still feel chills every year, up and down my spine, whenever we sing that.  I don’t understand why.  

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