Mission: The purpose of Foundry United Methodist Church is to be an open, inclusive community of Jesus Christ, enabling persons to live a Christian life and to share Christ with others through worship, fellowship, study, mission and service, and evangelism. Vision We, the fellowship of Foundry United Methodist Church, seek to build a vibrant, diverse, and welcoming faith community through: 1. Worship, prayer, and study that nurtures us spiritually and strengthens us for Christian Service. 2. Mission work that is a force for social justice in our community and in the world. 3. Active ministries that prepare the entire congregation, especially youth, to engage in every aspect of Church life. 4. Responsible stewardship that sustains our historic building, provides abundant resources for ministries, and allocates those resources wisely. 5. Responding to Gods call, we will be a reflection of Christ at all times and in all places. History Originally located in Georgetown and later at 14th and G, Foundry dedicated its first building in September 1815. Henry Foxall, a Methodist layman and influential businessman, donated the land and building after his Georgetown iron foundry survived the British attack on Washington in the War of 1812. For almost two centuries, the church has been home to presidents, members of Congress, and others in public service. President Abraham Lincoln became a Life Director of the Methodist Missionary Society, and President Rutherford Hayes attended Foundry nearly every Sunday during his term. President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill attended a special service at Foundry on December 25, 1941. President William Clinton and his family attended regularly. Foundry has long been active in mission, with work that mirrors the humanitarian concerns of the times. In 1995, Foundry affirmed publicly that it was a reconciling congregation, now one of nearly 200 United Methodist Churches in the Reconciling Congregation Movement.