Foundry United Methodist Church

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About Foundry United Methodist Church

A foundry is a specialized factory where molten metal is poured into molds then allowed to cool and harden. After the molds are removed, impurities are removed from the cast pieces and they are polished to remove blemishes and imperfections. Pieces cast in this manner are strong and durable, able to resist harsh conditions and desirable for use in industrial manufacturing, construction and even jewelry.

In the mid-1700’s, John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, purchased an empty cannonball factory in London. He repurposed it to serve as his ministry headquarters where he preached, held prayer meetings and taught classes. It became known as Foundry Chapel, and served as the cradle of Methodism.

By calling ourselves The Foundry Church we embrace both the mission of John Wesley, who radically changed the world by sharing the truth about Jesus with countless people, and our start in a humble foundry. We invite God to work in us, using the circumstances of our lives to “refine us like silver and purify us like gold,” (Zechariah 13:9). Together, we are allowing the Master Artist to transform us and create something beautiful from our lives.