Important Reentry Update: September 11, 2021

September 11, 2021

Beloved members and friends of Foundry,

God’s presence was visible and palpable in the proceedings this past Sunday, September 5 as we opened the doors of our Sanctuary and celebrated turning the corner into fully hybrid worship. We were buoyed by the way our Foundry family and friends responded to the worship offerings, both in-person and online, at the 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services.

With more than 200 participants in person and over 1,000 worshipping online during a holiday weekend, we achieved a new measure of worship engagement in these incredibly unpredictable times. 

Having achieved this milestone, weekly communications from the Reentry Implementation Task Force will cease, with future messages prompted by any shifts in Foundry policy or protocol related to the COVID pandemic. For now, we will continue our masking policy and encourage physical distancing in all church spaces, while monitoring all our safety protocols.

Foundry members and friends worshipping with masks on in our Sanctuary at 16th and P in Washington, D.C.
We achieved a great new beginning last Sunday and continue to look for places of improvement. Your feedback is vital to reaching the needs of all who worship with us.

We encourage you to reach out to our Reentry Implementation Task Force with any questions, concerns, or feedback. We can be contacted via email at

Listed below are some points to remember:
  • Childcare will continue to be offered every Sunday for children aged birth through pre-K.
  • A special space is reserved for families in our Sanctuary.
  • Prayer team members are available at in-person worship, and prayer requests continue to be collected online.
  • Clergy and staff maintain weekly in-person workdays at Foundry.
  • The Colonial Parking Garage is open on Sunday mornings for Foundry members and guests. Negotiations continue for our long-term parking needs.
Visit our website to catch up on past reentry communications and learn more about Covid-19 protocols and protections during Sunday worship at Foundry.

Once again, we look forward to seeing you tomorrow at 16th and P or online!

In the Spirit,

The Re-entry Implementation Task Force (Gwen Williamson, Nick Jessee, Matt Hansen, Sam Kilpatrick, Paula Blair, PJ Taylor, and Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli)