Social Justice Ministries at Foundry are comprised of both Justice and Mercy Ministries. Our justice ministries work through education and organizing to affect systemic change. Our mercy ministries work to meet immediate physical needs for our neighbors and community.
Monthly gathering to focus Sacred Resistance activities, provide education and theological teaching on a different topic each month and share ways to get involved .
To create an intentional Sacred Resistance community and reflect together why it’s important to fight social injustice as part of our Christian kindom-building practices.
Typically meets on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 12:30-1:45pm
Foundry's LGBTQ+ Advocacy team works within the United Methodist denomination for full-inclusion of LGBTQ+ persons in the life and ministry of the church. Our team works to be a witness for full inclusion at both Annual and General Conferences. We also connect with local congregations regarding questions and challenges of being or becoming reconciling congregations. Our team is a welcoming presence at both Capital Pride and TransPride, as well as several other community events.
The Racial Justice ministry team works to support and help equip the Foundry UMC community to build awareness around racial inequalities, and opt in to active dialogue and action towards racial justice. Foundry’s Racial Justice Ministry Team has four primary ways to engage: use worship as an awareness raising space, hold on-site discussions and activities to support deeper learning, build skills that support community action, and collaborate with Foundry’s other ministry teams, other churches and faith communities, and local organizations. At least every 2nd Sunday the Racial Justice Ministry teams provides education events at Foundry or in the community.
The Sacred Resistance team provides space the 3rd Sunday of each month to educate and organize Foundry’s presence for advocacy events in the community. Each month's gathering blends theological teaching with a specific social justice topic, along with actionable ways to become involved. Gatherings are from 12:30 - 1:45 PM on Foundry's main campus.