Advent at Foundry

“How silently, how silently, the wondrous gift is given…” For many, this season is full of shopping, wrapping, giving, and receiving gifts. It is a beautiful tradition connected to the stories of Christmas–celebrating the birth of Jesus and remembering how the magi brought gifts to honor him. Sometimes we may feel pressure to find the “perfect” gift for someone. But our spiritual tradition reminds us that there are many ways to offer gifts: through sharing words of love, doing acts of kindness, reaching out in service, and being generous with our time and attention. All of this is in response to the gifts we receive from God.

Through this series, we will pay attention to those good, “silently-given” gifts amidst the noise of the season. We will search and prepare for, receive, and celebrate the only truly perfect gift: Jesus Christ our Lord.

Advent Season:

December 3 9:00 AM and 11:15 AM services

December 10 9:00 AM and 11:15 AM services

December 17, 24, and 31 at 10 a.m.

December 17 will feature special music and a Community Christmas Potluck immediately following the service. Sign up to let us know what items you’ll be bringing by visiting 

December 21 Longest Night service at 7:00 p.m. 

December 24 at 10 a.m. will include the Instant Christmas Pageant, with our candlelight service at 8 p.m.

December 31 at 10 a.m. is the first Sunday of Christmastide and will feature congregational hymns.


Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th St. NW in Washington, D.C.



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