Welcome to the 8th Day Faith Community
An Ecumenical Church
Worshiping at The Potter's House
1658 Columbia Rd NW, Washington DC 2000
Sunday 10:30 AM
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! Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM. Special opportunity for silence and prayer at 10:00 AM details.
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Most Recent Teaching Available
Becoming One People
May 12, 2013
My talk today centers on the theme presented by Jesus to his disciples that they and others in the future become one, even as he and God were one. What kind of oneness do we have and do we want in this community. As I look around at you all, I see a lot of differences. We are young and old, short and tall, from different cultures with a great variety of interests, gifts and intellects. If you have been to any of our meetings lately you know we aren't exactly one in our opinions or beliefs. So what are we looking for in this area of oneness.
When I was first married I lived in the town of Grand Haven Michigan and often went to sit by the shores of Lake Michigan with my neighbor and our families. One day my neighbor said she was disturbed by the teachings of her church that unless people belonged to their denomination they were going to hell. She wondered if that could be true. I felt sad that her church had developed a sense of oneness by being so extremely exclusive.
Recommitment Sunday May 19
This Sunday, Pentecost, will be our annual recommitment service. At Eighth Day one commits to be a member for only a year at a time. At the end of the year, you must decide whether you want to recommit to the church and to your regular spiritual disciplines. We intend that that you will recommitt as a deliberate and conscious choice rather than out of habit.
Membership categories include Covenant, Intern and Community Members.
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