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

I Think Therefore I Am/We Belong Therefore We Are

Mike Little

August 23, 2015

Texts:
John 15:12-17
Romans 12:4-5
Hebrews 10: 24-25
Ps 133

Recently in our Bread of Life church we held a School of Christian living class.  It was a survey class working with topics such as Prayer, Call, Money, Power, and Community. 

I was most fascinated by our class on community, and that is the theme of my sharing this morning. 

In our class we worked with the question, "What does it mean to belong to one another in Christian community and what has been our own personal experience with it."

Detroit and the Bread of Life

Michael Brown

Sunday August 2, 2015

Texts: (NRSV & MSG)
Hebrew -- Ex 16:2-4, 9-15; and Ps 78: 23-29
Christian – Jn 6: 24-35; and Eph 4: 1-16

This is the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Ordinary Time for the church year means that it is not extraordinary.  Extraordinary time would be around the major Holy Days: Christmas, Easter, Lent, and Pentecost.  This Ordinary Time takes up the largest part of the church year.  Summer is always in Ordinary time, and in this part of summer there are five Sunday gospel readings in a row from the Gospel of John.  John’s gospel is well known for its emphasis on Divine Indwelling as seen in the often-quoted image of vine & branches -- I am the vine, you are the branches.  Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit….  (Jn 15:5).  All five Sunday readings are from chapter 6:1-71, which is often called the Bread of Life Chapter.  This Sunday is the second of the five Sundays and picks up from last Sunday’s reading on Feeding of the Five Thousand.  It focuses on the Dialogue (Discussion) between Jesus and the Crowd about the Feeding.  In the next three Sundays, Jesus will expand on this discussion in several Discourses on the Bread of Life.  Biblical Discourses differ from dialogues.  In discourses Jesus speaks and the crowd listens while in dialogue there is a back and forth conversation.

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