And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (1 Cor 13:13)
In 1976, the Church of the Saviour divided into smaller communities in order to be more faithful to God's call to do justice and love mercy. The Eighth Day Faith Community, one of the first sister communities formed, takes its name from the title of Elizabeth O'Connor's book, The Eighth Day of Creation. Our name reminds us of our story: after God created the world in seven days, we humans became co-creators with God for the continuing creation of God's dream. In our church services, smaller group meetings, friendships and relationships, we affirm that we are united in God's love and grace. We offer our gifts, strengths, and weaknesses to the community and pledge to open our hearts to what others bring. We accept the responsibility to build, sustain, celebrate, and challenge our community to do God's will in the world.
Our Personal Call...
The concept of an individual or corporate call has been central to the Church of the Saviour and to Eighth Day since their respective inceptions. We are confident that God calls each of us to mission. A significant part of our faith journey is discerning that call (often not easy at all) and implementing (never easy) it. The fundamental marks of call are:
Our Call as 8th Day Faith Community...
Membership and Ministry of the Laity
Read the full membership commitment here: https://8th-day.org/basic-info/membership