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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Most Recent Teachings Available

How I Understand Christianity

David Dorsey

January 8, 2017

On May 8th of last year, Michael Smith gave an inspirational teaching that actively incorporated his love of music and his commitment to use it to support our worship. He spoke from his heart about what was very important to him.

A month later, Kayla McClurg said that we should avoid the usual and mundane in our teachings and speak from what is our own uniqueness and interest.

Having been inspired by these two teachings, this morning I would like to share with you something that is important to me. That is some of my understanding of the birth and early beginnings of our Christian faith. What do I believe actually happened?

In the Beginning

Marcia Harrington

December 25, 2016

In the beginning--There are two stories in the Bible that begin with these three words. These words, I think, invite us to wonder: what happened in the beginning and why? In both stories, there is God, and then there is a birth, first the birth of an ordered creation, and second the birth of a God-infused human.  Today, Christmas, we celebrate the birth of that human being, Jesus Christ. The opening words of the gospel of John draw us back to one of the three birth stories in the New Testament gospels.  But, John’s story is very different.  “The beginning of John’s gospel sings poetic music that will echo throughout” (Howard-Brook, 51) the rest of John’s gospel.  The first eighteen verses of John are the prologue to the rest of the gospel, and they offer a “summary of the unsure dance between being and becoming, between What Is and What Has Come to Be. It offers a commentary on the poignant, ironic relationship between Creator and created, the Word and the world.”  (Howard Brook, 52)  “In telling his [gospel] story of Jesus, John, the author uses a number of terms drawn from common experience—bread, water, wine, light, life, word, children, shepherd, door, vine and branches—to make the significance of Jesus clear and gripping.” Jesus is the revelation of God and has been with and within God since the Creation.

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