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Foundry United Methodist Church

1500 16th St NW
Washington  DC  20036
United States

Pastor: Ginger Gaines-Cirelli

Pastor: Ginger Gaines-Cirelli
(202) 332-4010


Foundry Church has been serving downtown Washington and the wider world since 1814. Foundry is a Reconciling Congregation, affirming the call of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to be in ministry with all people of all races, gender identity, sexual orientations, ages and physical conditions. We want all people to feel welcome here.

Here are a few things that are important to us:

We value worship. We open ourselves to the Spirit of God through prayer, praise, and engagement with Scripture. Children are an important part of our worship. We sing with all our heart, mind and strength. We value and expect nurturing, intellectually stimulating, and honest preaching from our pulpit.

We value mission. Dozens of groups work to serve the needs of our neighborhood as well as the global community. From our Walk-in Mission where each week dozens of despairing persons find help, to our Volunteers in Mission who travel around the world, to our outreach to local day laborers, we are deeply committed to mission. We are committed to ministries of both compassion and change.

We value openness. We are a community that seeks to embrace all God’s people – young and older, children and youth, all ethnicities and languages, those who are single and those who are married or partnered, those with children living at home and without, straight and gay, persons with special needs, everyone. God keeps stretching us to open our hearts, minds, and doors wider and wider, and every time we do, we are enriched.

We value lifelong learning and spiritual growth, Bible study, mutual support, and caring. Powerful pastoral care happens here in relationships and in small group settings. For example, members of our cancer survivor group network reach out to those touched by this disease with great sensitivity and understanding. Caring relationships like these within our congregation sustain our life of worship and healing.

We value good administration of our life together. We respond to the call for good stewardship of our resources. We are also part of the larger United Methodist Church with its 30,000 congregations and 10 million members. Our denomination’s reach extends to schools, clinics, and ministries in 70 nations. We support these ministries actively and enthusiastically. As a Reconciling Congregation, we are committed to helping our denomination become open, affirming, and welcoming.

What To Expect

Welcome to worship at Foundry. We are a reconciling congregation and an accessible congregation campaign member. In short, we are diverse, inclusive and we welcome all people and affirm their spiritual journey.

We are called by God to deepen faith through transcendent worship. We count it a blessing to offer three worship experiences. You are invited to come and worship with us anytime.

Sunday, 9:30 AM

Gospel & Contemporary Worship

A celebration through energetic praise

The Sunday 9:30 service offers an uplifting, engaging and inspirational worship experience. An intimate praise group accompanied our Kawai concert grand piano and musicians, sing a blend of gospel, folk, contemporary worship songs and spirituals. The sanctuary fills with energy through singing, praying and preaching. The Pastor’s message is biblically base teaching relevant for today’s culture.

Sunday, 11:00 AM

Traditional Worship

A contemplative experience of spirit-filled praise

The Sunday 11:00 am service embraces a blend of classical anthems, traditional hymns, gospel and spirituals is accompanied by our 60-rank Casavant Frères Pipe Organ. The service is often enhanced by orchestral and jazz instrumentation. Rich in tradition, this service features the Foundry choir and liturgies. The Pastor’s message is biblically based bringing the ancient text to active engagement.

Both Morning Services

Both services include a children’s message and Foundry’s Youth Choir and Children’s choir also contribute to our worship experience on a regular basis. The participation of children is cherished and celebrated. Hearing assisted devices are available at the audio console. Childcare is provided.

Sunday, 5:30 PM

Modern Worship

A diverse community of believers to doubters, bored to burned

The Sunday Night @ Foundry service is blend of pop culture and modern worship songs. The band rocks, the Pastor’s message is engaging and the community is alive. Held in the church’s fellowship hall, this service provides a relaxed place and open space for people to discern and digest what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ. The spiritual journey can start here. Dress is informal. Visit Sunday Night's website.


Communion is held at all three services on the first Sunday of every month. New members joining service are held twice a year (contact Doug Kim at [email protected] for more information). If we have any baptisms, they are done typically the fourth Sunday of the month, but we do try to accommodate the wishes of parents.

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Foundry United Methodist Church

1500 16th St NW Washington DC 20036 United States

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Foundry United Methodist Church

1500 16th St NW
Washington  DC  20036
United States


  • Sunday School 9:30 AM
  • Morning Worship 9:30 AM
  • Sunday School 11:00 AM
  • Morning Worship 11:00 AM
  • Sunday Night @ Foundry 5:30 PM

Mailing Address

1500 16TH ST NW
WASHINGTON  DC  20036 -1402
United States

Phone Number

(202) 332-4010

Fax Number

(202) 332-4035

Office Hours

Mon - Thur 9 am to 9 pm; Fri 9 am to 5 pm; Sat 9 am to 12 pm; Sun 8 am to 8 pm

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