Welcome to 8th Day Faith Community

Welcome to the Eighth Day Faith Community

An Ecumenical Church

Children's Sermon 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 Potter's House at 1658 Columbia Rd NW in the Adams-Morgan neighborhood of Washington.  Our church services begin at 10:30 AM Sundays. Click here for map.

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Most Recent Teachings Available

A Work in Progress

Patty Wudel

March 22, 2015

Good Morning!

I am grateful for this opportunity to share with you this morning!  You are my extended family.  I am grateful to Gail Arnall for encouraging me, in no uncertain terms, to share myself with you this morning.  I wish that Gail could have been here.  It is a privilege to try to tell you how God has been working in me, working in my life; how God is changing me!  You know how sometimes we hear a person say, "I'm a work in progress and God's not done with me yet!"?  Well, I'm a work in progress.  And God, God and I – still have a lot of work to do on me.

I am the third person after Fred Taylor and Wendy Dorsey, in a series of Sunday teachings for whom Racial Justice, Reconciliation and Healing have become as vital and necessary to engage in as oxygen is to breathing.  Fred called us to encounter our emotional truth.  Remember?  He shared with us that as a member of the Racial Justice and Healing mission group, he became able to say, "I am a racist and I am more than a racist.  I am a white supremacist and I am more than a white supremacist!"  Fred told us that when he shared his confession, searching the faces of the Black members of the mission group he felt and heard them say, "Welcome.  This is what we must hear to trust you.  Now let's move on together".

Bearing the Cross

Wendy Dorsey

March 15, 2015

Good morning 8th Day.  We are in the season of Lent.  This is a Lenten teaching, based in part on the Gospel passage that was in our lectionary for March 1st [Mark 8: 31-33], as well as Isaiah 53, which you just heard.  Since our move to the Potters House took place on March 1st, my teaching got moved to today.  My teaching is not going to be a pleasant, comforting one, so be forewarned.  This is Lent, and the title of my sermon today is “Bearing the Cross.”

In the past few months, I have read two books which have had a profound impact on my thinking.  The first is The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone, who wrote about Black Liberation Theology in the 60’s and 70’s.  The second is Dear White Christians by Jennifer Harvey, whose thesis is that we need to see the struggle against racism through the lens of reparations rather than reconciliation.  More on that concept later.

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