Welcome to 8th Day Faith Community

WELCOME TO THE 8TH DAY

FAITH COMMUNITY

An Ecumenical Church

We meet for worship at 10 AM in the Festival Center (1640 Columbia Rd)

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

Unveiled Living

Kate Lasso

February 7, 2016    

Today’s old testament reading offers us a curious description of what happened just after God entered into the first covenant with Israel—Moses' encounter with God had given him a radiant face, and, to manage his relationship with both God and Israel, Moses began a practice of veiling and unveiling his face, depending on who he was with, and what he was doing. 

To provide context, in Exodus chapter 32, Moses received the Ten Commandments from God on two tablets, which he destroyed in anger when he discovered that the Israelites had made a golden calf to worship instead of God.   Several commentators suggest that this was done in order to save the Israelites from God's wrath, since they did not deserve a covenant relationship with God because of their sin.     

Great Expectations

Shelley Marcus

January 31, 2016
Text: Luke 4:[14-20] 21-30

As I read the lectionary passages in preparation for this teaching, I found myself puzzled by the reading from the Gospel of Luke—I couldn’t really get the dynamic of the story Luke was telling.  My habitual response to this kind of puzzlement is to shrug, and hope for better luck finding a hook in one of the day’s other readings.  This time, I felt drawn to stay with my puzzlement. 

To understand what’s going on in this week’s portion, we first have to go back to last week’s lectionary Gospel reading, which is the first half of what Luke created as a unified story.  It’s the story of what happened when Jesus taught in the synagogue in his hometown, Nazareth.  Luke is an astute storyteller, so it’s important to bring the chopped-up halves back together to avoid distorting either half.

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