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! Ordinarily we meet at the Potter's House but it is being renovated and will be closed until early 2015.  DURING THIS PERIOD WE ARE NOT MEETING IN THE POTTERS HOUSE. Our church services are at the same 10:30 AM time Sunday in the lower level of Sarah's Circle, 2551 17th St NW.  Click here for map.

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Most Recent Teachings Available

Look for the Helpers

Marcia Harrington

January 4, 2015

One day in either 1998 or 99, while at work, Tom Brown called me. He said, “Marcia, I have very sad news to share with you. This morning, Julian Nichols died while jogging. He had a massive heart attack.” I was speechless for a moment, trying to absorb this reality. I was also broken-hearted.  Julian had been the dearly-loved and respected moderator of 8th Day for a number of years. I was in my early days on the leadership team at 8th Day, and Julian was a kind and gracious mentor to me. I observed him and learned from him. He encouraged me, met with and listened to me, and asked me questions. One thing, I knew for sure about Julian was that he loved this community. Every teaching/sermon that I ever heard him give was about community, about our life together in all its many dimensions. I believe that he understood serving this community as a privilege. So, on this first Sabbath of the year, I want to talk about this community And, I will get to the scripture.

Pentecost Recommitment

On Pentecost Sunday, June 8, 2014, thirty-three members of the 8th Day Faith Community committed or recommitted to another year of membershp in the community.  In our community the commitment to membership is for only one year.  The rationale is that commitment to any institution or practice will change over time and it is important that a person not allow the commitment to 8th Day to atrophy without a conscious decision.  Every year, therefore, we have to make a conscious decision to commit or not.  Florence Akurut, Maria Barker, and Tim Kumfer were not able to attend the Pentecost service, but made there commitment on June 29, 2014.