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

Mustard-Seed Faithfulness

Alice Benson

Texts:
     I Samuel 15:34-16:13
     Mark 4:30-32

The Old Testament scripture lets us know that the youngest and unlikeliest child can be the one to do great things — not the first-born son as usually expected.  Whenever stories like this have things like “seven sons” they make me think they are being used as a parable — and the other version of this story in the Old Testament has David being the seventh, not the 8th

son.  The names of his brothers here all have grand meanings — but David’s name simply means “Beloved.”

Little things can add up.  God can use small things and small acts to change lives.  God can use a young shepherd boy to become a good king. God can use even you and me and this little 8th Day Faith Community to demonstrate the power of love and God, change lives, and bring about the Reign (or Kingdom) of God.

Mark’s gospel was written before the other three, and today’s reading is part of the parables about seeds recorded in that book, with the focus being the Reign of God.

Being the Resurrection: Faith in Action

Rev. Darryll LC Moch

June 6, 2021

Scripture references:  Genesis 3:8-15, Psalm 130, 2nd Corinthians 4: 13- 5:1, & Mark 3:20-35

Greetings in the love and light of Christ my siblings. It is indeed a pleasure and a privilege to be with you today.  I appreciate the invitation and opportunity to share with you today as we continue to celebrate the season of Pentecost. 

You have heard and read today the series of texts that inform our reflection today.   First let me ask you a question, and feel free to unmute yourselves and talk back to me, have you ever felt an unction so deep inside of you that it felt like it was trapped in the very fibers of your bones and muscles?  It was such a strong compelling feeling that it was so inescapable that it consumed you. 

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