Welcome to 8th Day Faith Community



An Ecumenical Church

How Do We Sing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land?

For the duration of the Coronavirus lockdown, 8th Day will have its Sunday 10 AM service online through the ZOOM app.  Just click here to join.  If you have trouble or want to get in by phone, click here for full instructions on how to join. Click here to see and print out the liturgy.

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

Repent, and Cancel Your Zoom Meetings

Kip Dooley

May 17, 2020

What we are confronted with, then, is a foreign land, a passage through a desert: testing and discernment.  But in this same land, from which God is not in fact absent, the seeds of a new spirituality can germinate.  This spirituality gives rise to new songs of the Lord. 

-Gustavo Gutierrez

What new songs are we being asked to sing today?  How is this passage through the desert testing us and leading to deep discernment?  We are living in a strange kind of exile right now: an exile from the physical presence of one another.  We’re unable to share hugs at church, to pass communion from hand to mouth, to rest our heads on one another’s shoulder as we recite our prayers and blessings.  I was so looking forward to finally getting to watch Collin Bosley-Smith play baseball this spring, to sit in the stands with Dixcy and Nolan on a warm spring night, munching on popcorn, smelling the fresh grass and hearing the boys’ banter from the dugout, to jump to my feet and pump my fist in the air as Collin zipped a fastball past another hapless batter.

Breath -- Wholeness

Luisely Melechio-Zambrano

May 10, 2020

Texts: Acts 6:1-7
          1 Peter 2:4-9
           John 14: 1-12

Hello Eighth Day!   For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Luisely.  I am Crisely’s sister, Alfonso’s sister-in-law, and Santiago’s aunt. 

Would you take 30 seconds to remember anyone who has mothered you, loved you into being, in your life?  I’ll tell you when the 30 seconds are over.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Something we can thank our mothers for is that each one of them, no matter what, gave us enough life to take our first breath.  So in gratitude for them and in celebration for the life given and constantly received I invite you to breath with me.

If it’s comfortable and you are able, place your hand on your ribs.  And inhale through your nose feeling your ribs widen as much as is comfortable for you.  Pause a bit and then allow all that air that filled up your lungs to release with ease through your nose.  We’ll take five breaths together in this way, if you’d like.

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